The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at Denver International Airport just debuted new technology that allows travelers passing through security checkpoints to keep their hands at their side. The Denver airport is the first in the United States to use the new technology.

While the new scanner uses the same process as the old ones, the small change can mean lots of time saved. With close to 70,000 passengers going through security at the Denver airport each day, the small act of raising your hands adds more time to the entire process. Furthermore, some flyers have a hard time raising their hands over their head, which makes it a timely and sometimes embarrassing process.

While this should be welcome news to anyone traveling through Denver International Airport, the airport only currently operates one new scanner, and it's at the north security checkpoint. However, it will be tested over the next three months. If things go smoothly, travelers should expect more new scanners to be implemented in the near future.

The Denver airport is becoming more and more popular with flyers. For this reason, airport authorities are doing everything in their power to make sure things go smoothly. In September, the airport introduced two new automated screening lanes, which help the security line move faster.

The goal of the airport is to have the new security bins and updated scanners fully implemented and with all the kinks worked out by the time the airport's $1.8 billion Great Hall renovation is completed and the security checkpoints move, which will be in 2020.

Adam Luehrs is a contributing writer at based in California. He likes traveling to new and exciting destinations, preferably on his credit card company's dime. When not on the road, Adam enjoys hiking around the mountains of San Diego, trying out new food and reading history books. Email: