– More than 90% of touchscreens are capacitive. – Touchscreens have an average durability period of 3 years. – Almost all touchscreen devices feature a Liquid-Crystal Display, LCD.
The concept of now-ubiquitous touch screen interface was put into words in October 1965, when Eric Arthur Johnson, an engineer at the Royal Radar Establishment in Malvern, England, interested in developing touchscreen for air traffic control.
The touchscreen technology features three (3) major components: the touch sensor, controller, and software. The touch panel or sensor features a touch-responsive surface with the passage of electrical current.
Ever since, touchscreen technology has experienced rapid growth and acceptance, particularly because of the ease of operation it offers users. The first touchscreen phone was made commercially available by IBM in 1993.