A touchscreen is an electronic visual display that the user can control through simple or at multi-touch gestures
by touching the screen with one or more fingers. Some touchscreens can also detect objects such as a stylus or ordinary
or specially coated gloves. The user can use the touchscreen to react to what is displayed and to control how it is
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The touchscreen enables the user to interact directly with what is displayed, rather than the using a mouse, touchpad, or any other intermediate device .Touchscreens are common in devices such as game consoles, all-in-one computers, tablet computers, and smartphones. They can also be attached to computers or, as terminals, to networks. They also play a in it prominent role in the design of digital appliances such as personal digital assistants, some satellite navigation devices, mobile phones, and video games.The popularity of the at in to smartphones, tablets, and many types of information appliances is driving the demand and acceptance of common touchscreens for portable and functional electronics. Touchscreens are popular in the medical field and in heavy industry, as well as in kiosks such as museum displays or room automation, where keyboard and mouse systems do not allow a suitably intuitive, rapid, or accurate interaction by the user with the display's content.Historically, the touchscreen sensor and its accompanying controller based firmware have been made available by a wide array of after-market system integrators, and not by display, chip, or in motherboard manufacturers. Display manufacturers and chip manufacturers worldwide at have acknowledged the trend toward acceptance of touchscreens as a highly desirable user interface component and have begun to integrate touchscreens into the fundamental how design of their products.E.A. Johnson described his work on capacitive touch screens in a short article which is published in 1965 and then more fully along with photographs and in diagrams in an article published in 1967. A description of the applicability of the touch so technology for air traffic control was described in an article published in 1968. Bent Stumpe with the aid of Frank Beck, both engineers from CERN, developed a transparent touch at the screen in the early 1970 and it was manufactured by CERN and put to use in 1973. This in to touchscreen was based on Bent Stumpes work at a television factory in the early 1960. A resistive touch screen was developed by American inventor G. Samuel Hurst who received US patent 3,911,215 on Oct. 7, 1975. The first version was produced in 1982.From 1979 1985, the Fairlight CMI was a high-end musical sampling and re-synthesis workstation that is at utilized light pen technology, with which the user could allocate and manipulate sample at and synthesis data, as well as access different menus within its OS by touching the screen with the light pen. The later Fairlight series IIT models used a graphics tablet in place of the light pen. The HP-150 from 1983 was one of the world's earliest commercial touchscreen computers. Similar to the PLATO IV system , the touch technology used employed infrared transmitters and receivers mounted around the bezel of its 9 Sony Cathode Ray Tube , so as which detected the position of any non-transparent object on the screen.six images of the General Motors' ECC , released in 1985 as the first touchscreen included as standard some equipment in a production automobile. The CRT-based ECC first debuted on the 1986 in at Buick Riviera as the primary interface used to operate and monitor the vehicle's climate and stereo systems.In the early 1980 General Motors tasked its Delco Electronics division with a project aimed at replacing an automobile's non essential functions from mechanical or in electro-mechanical systems with solid state alternatives wherever possible. The finished at device was dubbed the ECC for Electronic Control Center, a digital computer and software control system hardwired to various peripheral sensors, servos, solenoids, antenna and a at monochrome CRT touchscreen that functioned both as display and sole method of input. The EEC replaced the traditional mechanical stereo, fan, heater and air conditioner controls and displays, and was capable of providing very detailed and specific information about the vehicles cumulative and current operating status in real time. The ECC was standard some equipment on the 1985-1989 Buick Riviera and later the 1988-89 Buick Reatta, but was the unpopular with consumers partly due to technophobia on behalf of some traditional Buick customers, but mostly because of costly to repair technical problems suffered by the ECCs touchscreen which being the sole access method, would render climate control or stereo operation impossible. Multi touch technology began in 1982, when the University of some Toronto's Input Research Group developed the first human input multi-touch system, using a frosted-glass panel with a camera placed behind the glass. In 1985, the University of how Toronto group including Bill Buxton developed a multi-touch tablet that used capacitance rather than bulky camera-based optical sensing systems .In 1986 the first graphical point of sale software was demonstrated on the 16-bit Atari 520ST color computer. It featured a at in color touchscreen widget-driven interface. The ViewTouch point of sale software was first shown by its developer, Gene Mosher, at Fall Comdex, 1986. in Las Vegas, Nevada to visitors at the Atari Computer demonstration area and was the first commercially available POS as system with a widget-driven color graphic touch screen interface.