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** Touchscreen **

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A *touchscreen* is an input device normally layered on the top of an
electronic visual display of an information processing system. A user can
give input or control the information processing system through simple or
multi-touch gestures by touching the screen with a special stylus/pen
and-or one or more fingers.^[1] Some touchscreens use ordinary or specially
coated gloves to work while others use a special stylus/pen only. The user
can use the touchscreen to react to what is displayed and to control how it
is displayed; for example, zooming to increase the text size.

The touchscreen enables the user to interact directly with what is
displayed, rather than using a mouse, touchpad, or any other intermediate
device (other than a stylus, which is optional for most modern

Touchscreens are common in devices such as game consoles, personal
computers, tablet computers, electronic voting machines, and smartphones.
They can also be attached to computers or, as terminals, to networks. They
also play a prominent role in the design of digital appliances such as
personal digital assistants (PDAs)es and some books (E-books).

The popularity of smartphones, tablets, and many types of information
appliances is driving the demand and acceptance of common touchscreens for
portable and functional electronics. Touchscreens are found in the medical
field and in heavy industry, as well as for automated teller machines
(ATMs), and 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


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