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touch screen by Mind Map: touch screen

1. development

1.1. Touchscreens in the early days can be controlled by one finger only.

1.2. The iPhone released in 2007 is a milestone of the touch screens. Apple made it possible to handle a cell phone only with 3 to 4 buttons with the help of the touchscreen.

1.3. The development of multipoint touchscreens facilitated the tracking of more than one finger on the screen; thus, operations that require more than one finger are possible.

2. origin

2.1. idea

2.1.1. E.A. Johnson described his work on capacitive touch screens in a short article published in 1965.

2.2. product

2.2.1. Bent Stumpe with the aid of Frank Beck, both engineers from CERN, developed a transparent touch screen in the early 1970s and it was manufactured by CERN and put to use in 1973.

3. usages

3.1. Touch screens make it easy to handle devices.

3.2. It enables a larger screen.

3.3. It has a better look than traditional devices.

3.4. It promotes human–machine interaction.

4. future

4.1. It will be used in more and more fields.

4.1.1. schools

4.1.2. banks

4.1.3. departments in the government

4.1.4. ......

4.2. It will be used more and more in various kinds of digital devices.

4.2.1. smart phone

4.2.2. PC

4.2.3. ......