Touch Screen Technology

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ELEC001 Project Report | Touch Screen Technology Group 30

ELEC001 Project Report

Touch Screen Technology

ELEC001 Project Report | Touch Screen Technology Group 30

1. Abstract In this report, we will investigate the applications and effects of touch screen technology in our daily lives. We will first discover the two common types of touch technology, namely resistive touch and projected capacitive touch. We will then study the effect of touch technology on different business industries as well as end users, followed by the applications of the technology. Towards the end, we will suggest some possible improvements on the technology for future development.

2. Objectives The objectives of this study were as follow. (1) To understand the
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Entertainment: Nintendo makes use of the touch screen technology to invent the portable game console, NDS,

ELEC001 Project Report | Touch Screen Technology Group 30

which is designed to play some touch screen game. Some games using touch screen technology are also designed for computers and cell phones. Household appliances: Some household appliances such as copying machine, cooker and washing machine will make use of the touch screen technology to simplify the procedure of using the products. For example, touch screen allows users directly choose how many pages they want to copy instead of using the touch pad to choose. Military and Air traffic control: Using touch screen to allow the operators to use direct touch input instead of a pointing device to process data can help to save a lot of time and become more efficient as the direct touch can help to simplify the interaction between the computer and the operators.

4.4 Improvements Touch screen is user friendly and can increase flexibility thus become very popular among daily life products. Until recently, consumers cannot satisfy by the touch screen which can only sense one point of contact at a time, thus companies start to change to use the multi-touch screen technology. The first human-input multi-touch system was developed in 1982 in the University of
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