Touchscreens and Dr. Sam Hurst

all about them!!!

Touchscreens

These are or can be screens of an IPad, Computer, laptop, tablet, IPods, IPhones, other phones, cameras, that you can use and operate with your fingers by a simple touch. You can type, search the web, play games and click on different apps by using your fingers, you can take pictures, go on youtube and even check your email. A very well known game using touch screen is ANGRY BIRDS.

Dr. Sam Hurst

He was a professor at the University of Kentucky, and he developed and founded and Elographics, which then led him to developing the touchscreen. Elograph was selected by Industrial Research as one of the 100 Most Significant New Technical Products of the Year in 1973. He invented the first ever touchscreen in 1971.
Telikin Touchscreen Computer
  • the two types of touch screens are pressure and capacitive sensitive.

  • the Iphone use Capacitive touch screens which can only be used by fingers or items of that sort

  • touchscreens use an electrical charge to pinpoint the place of contact

  • some touchscreens use an electrical charge to pinpoint the place of contact, whilst some you have to recalibrate every time

  • The right-click command can still be performed on a touch screen using only your finger or stylus.