Next Article in Journal
A Search-and-Rescue Robot System for Remotely Sensing the Underground Coal Mine Environment
Next Article in Special Issue
Micro-Droplet Detection Method for Measuring the Concentration of Alkaline Phosphatase-Labeled Nanoparticles in Fluorescence Microscopy
Previous Article in Journal
Screening and Biosensor-Based Approaches for Lung Cancer Detection
Previous Article in Special Issue
An Objective Balance Error Scoring System for Sideline Concussion Evaluation Using Duplex Kinect Sensors
Open AccessArticle

Optical Methods in Fingerprint Imaging for Medical and Personality Applications

1
Industrial Engineering and Management, National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences, Kaohsiung 80778, Taiwan
2
Institute of Photonics and Communications, National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences, Kaohsiung 80778, Taiwan
*
Authors to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Sensors 2017, 17(10), 2418; https://doi.org/10.3390/s17102418
Received: 30 August 2017 / Revised: 20 October 2017 / Accepted: 20 October 2017 / Published: 23 October 2017
Over the years, analysis and induction of personality traits has been a topic for individual subjective conjecture or speculation, rather than a focus of inductive scientific analysis. This study proposes a novel framework for analysis and induction of personality traits. First, 14 personality constructs based on the “Big Five” personality factors were developed. Next, a new fingerprint image algorithm was used for classification, and the fingerprints were classified into eight types. The relationship between personality traits and fingerprint type was derived from the results of the questionnaire survey. After comparison of pre-test and post-test results, this study determined the induction ability of personality traits from fingerprint type. Experimental results showed that the left/right thumbprint type of a majority of subjects was left loop/right loop and that the personalities of individuals with this fingerprint type were moderate with no significant differences in the 14 personality constructs. View Full-Text
Keywords: personality traits; fingerprint classification; fingerprint types personality traits; fingerprint classification; fingerprint types
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Wang, C.-N.; Wang, J.-W.; Lin, M.-H.; Chang, Y.-L.; Kuo, C.-M. Optical Methods in Fingerprint Imaging for Medical and Personality Applications. Sensors 2017, 17, 2418.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map

1
Back to TopTop