Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Systems Engineering and Management
Alfred E. Thal, Jr., PhD
The purpose of this research is to explore the utility and current state of touchless technologies. Five categories of technologies are identified as a result of collecting and reviewing literature: facial/biometric recognition, gesture recognition, touchless sensing, personal devices, and voice recognition. A thematic analysis was conducted to evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of the five categories. A reference analysis was also conducted to determine the similarities between articles in each category. Touchless sensing showed to have the most advantages and least similar references. Gesture recognition was the opposite. Comparing analyses shows more reliable technology types are more beneficial and diverse.
DTIC Accession Number
Curia, Eric R., "A Thematic and Reference Analysis of Touchless Technologies" (2022). Theses and Dissertations. 5386.
Graphics and Human Computer Interfaces Commons, Other Civil and Environmental Engineering Commons, Systems Engineering Commons