Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

AIRtouch: An Intelligent Virtual Keyboard
by Luvani, Kuldeep D., M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2017, 63; 10639252
Abstract (Summary)

Computers have come a long way to become a part and parcel of people’s everyday life. There is a rising need to provide innovative solutions to meet the ever-increasing demand and provide new features, which will make work easier for people. This thesis gives a detailed insight into one such new feature, which would possibly soon see the light of the day. The idea is to create AIRtouch keyboard, which would take the typing technology one step further by doing away the need for the physical keyboard. The gloves worn by the user would allow it to type directly on the surface. This thesis first introduces to the background and explains the idea followed by providing a detailed explanation of the algorithm used and its working. The description is first categorized into two broad categories of hardware side and the software side. The hardware part focuses mainly on the sensors and the motherboard used followed by the glove construction details and its implementation. The software category gives a detailed explanation of the algorithm used and the following code implemented.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Ebert, Todd
Commitee: Englert, Burkhard, Johnson, Thomas
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Computer Engineering and Computer Science
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 57/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Computer Engineering, Artificial intelligence, Computer science
Keywords: Arduino, Keyless keyboard, Machine learnning, Sensor gloves, Virtual keyboard, Viterbi algorithm
Publication Number: 10639252
ISBN: 9780355562996