Palm Recognition with PalmID®

PalmRecognition image 1 - Palm Recognition - Biometric Authentication, DaonThe palm contains skin lines, creases and texture on its surface that can definitively identify an individual. Daon’s palm-based biometric authentication solution PalmID® provides a more robust solution than single-print authentication as it contains a larger skin area with additional information, providing greater accuracy.


How palm recognition works

Palm recognition algorithms use matching techniques to fingerprint biometrics, focusing on skin ridgeline details and relative positioning.


Palm Recognition Advances

Palm Recognition - Biometric Authentication, Daon Using the front or back camera contactless images of the palm are captured and matched against an enrolment palm image from the same device. Contactless palm algorithms use machine learning and neural networks to detect the repeatable texture features and prominent crease lines on a palm image.


Considerations for palm based authentication systems include:

  • Ensuring the correct position of the hand - keeping it the right distance from the camera, outstretched and parallel to the smartphone.
  • Ensuring adequate lighting - with no shadows obscuring features of the palm.
  • Segmenting the palm from the background - especially where that background shares similar colors to the palm.


Daon implements a robust, accurate Palm recognition algorithm that addresses these challenges and delivers a convenient and reliable solution for smartphones.

Find out more about how Daon’s IdentityX platform allows organizations to authenticate customers using Palm recognition, alongside other biometric options.