Re: Touch screens and wxPython

From: Gene Mosher <gene_at_viewtouch_dot_com>
Date: Tue Dec 02 2003 - 13:45:32 CST

Alan Dechert wrote:

>Matteo,
>
>I agree. One of the complaints about using touch screens is that someone
>has to wipe each of them down several times during the course of the day.
>Using a stylus could avoid this issue.
>
>Alan D.
>
>
The touchscreen sensor manufacturers have dealt with this issue quite
successfully by moving away from glossy, shiny surfaces. An eyeglass
cleaning cloth hanging next to the display would go a long way to
keeping the surface perfect enough. You could actually require people
to wipe the screen with it if you wanted to, or at least make in an
option in the configuration setup menu. We have food handlers in
restaurants using touchscreens who don't clean them daily and they still
work. It is easy to provide a solution to the need to keep the screens
clean and attractive.

There is nothing about the use of touchscreens which precludes the
optional or alternate use of a stylus.

When we get a real opportunity then we will position the display so that
people don't have to hold their arm up in the air for ten minutes. The
touchscreen would be placed low enough and tilted appropriately so that
it is always comfortable to use it.

Gene Mosher
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