Touch Screen Technology Abstract
A touch screen is an electronic visual display that can detect the presence and location of a touch within the display area. The term generally refers to touch or contact to the display of the device by a finger or hand. The ability to interact physically with what is shown on a display (a form of “direct manipulation”) typically indicates the presence of a touch screen.
The touch screen has two main attributes.
- It enables one to interact with what is displayed directly on the screen, where it is displayed, rather than indirectly with a mouse or touchpad.
- It lets one do so without requiring any intermediate device, again, such as a stylus that needs to be held in the hand.
Why touch Screen Technology?
- Touch screens enable people to use computers instantly, without any training whatsoever.
- Touch screens eliminate keyboards and mice, which many find intimidating and cumbersome to use.
- Touch screens provide fast access to any and all types of digital media, with no text-bound interface getting in the way.
Touch screens ensure that no space – on the desktop or elsewhere – is wasted, as the input device is completely integrated in to the monitors.