Human beings interact with the world through their five senses: sight, sound, smell, taste and of course, touch. The ability to interact with the world hinges on our ability to feel things, and to pick them up and use them. It is little wonder that we have ultimately gravitated toward the simplest form of interaction with our various electronic devices: touch technology.
Through the use of touch screens, we have turned computers and other machines from arcane and incomprehensible items into useful tools. Throughout the history of touch screen technology, we have been seeking constant improvement in this area, finding optimum ways to facilitate touch interactions.
As the idea of the touch screen display has evolved, different ways to translate the sense of touch to our devices have also evolved. There are four primary technologies at work, and each of your touch-enabled devices uses one of these. These technologies are resistive, capacitive, projected capacitive and optical. All of them have different strengths and weaknesses, depending on the application for which the touch technology is being used, as well as the conditions present at the time of use.
The main benefits of touch technology are well-known; most people, from consumers to advanced IT professionals, find devices equipped with open frame touch screen and multi touch technology easier to use than other types of devices. This is because the touch interface tends to be more intuitive.
Touch technology is also faster to use than most other forms of input, making use of the device much faster. This improves productivity, regardless of the task involved. With multi-touch capability, it can even enable more effective multi-tasking. Devices can also come in a wider range of sizes due to the flexibility of touch screens, from large displays to smaller devices that can easily fit into your pocket.
Devices using touch technology appear in many different industries, from education to aviation, as well as military applications and more. They are also receiving a lot of interest in the health services industry, particularly when it comes to rehabilitative and assistive technology. Individuals undergoing different types of therapies tend to find touch-based technology more effective in achieving rehabilitative goals due to increased engagement and availability of the technology for everyday use.
There are many types of touch technologies on the market, and a huge range of potential applications. ShadowSense has several advantages over the other options available. It allows the use of virtually any input device, from a gloved finger to a brush or a passive stylus. This technology can also distinguish between valid inputs and those caused by contamination, filtering out interruptions caused by things like fluid, grease, or other liquids and particles.
We invite you to learn more about Baanto and the products we have to offer, which can equip your devices with affordable, scalable touch screen capabilities.