multi touch screen

Since the multi touch screen became available in a variety of computers and handheld devices, humans have enjoyed a vastly more convenient way to interface with machines. The user friendly features of multi touch screen has made it an essential element of every new smart phone. Many of us only get to see multi-touch screens on our smart mobile devices, desktops and laptops. But there are lots more business related uses few of us notice or get the chance to experience firsthand. Organizations like the Information Technology Industry Council always push for innovations that help improve work efficiency.

Any progressive businessman would be quick to avail of technologies which have the potential to improve the way it delivers information to its target audience, improve operator efficiencies, and encourage interaction. It is no wonder then that business establishments have found many ways to benefit from the use of screens with multi touch features, such as:

  1. Upgrading the viewing screens on the desktops of its employees: Multi touch screen is so incredibly easy to use that it is estimated to improve operator efficiency by about 20%. Such screens are fun to use, intuitive, professional and impress both employees and clients alike. Even internally, touch screens can put an end to boring and lifeless presentations. Compared to the benefits the additional cost of providing such screens pale in comparison.

  2. Using multi touch tables for work collaboration: These medium to large format screens are great for editing drawings & plans, updating presentations, and for any type of work that require collaboration. Changes can be implemented immediately through touches and gestures directly onto the display screen, and additional information can be added on the spot.

  3. Using large multi touch screens to provide information: A company’s target audience is much more likely to respond to a large touch screen than to a sales person providing essentially the same information. When potential client interacts through a touch screen, he feels that he is in control of the situation. Not feeling pressured by a salesman hovering over his shoulder, he is emboldened to explore further. In most cases this results in improved sales. This mode of interaction is used in exhibition booths, sales windows, and sales outlets.

  4. To provide essential information: The choice is between acquiring the services of humans (employees) to man simple information booths or to use large interactive multi touch screens in information kiosks. People have to be paid salaries to man information kiosks while interactive screens only require set-up, maintenance and power. The potential for cost savings through the use of interactive kiosks is huge. In addition people are impressed with businesses using such screens, thus improving the company’s image.

  5. Use in educational establishments: It is true that education is a two way street. Thus, using interactive tools such as multi-touch screens improve the learning experience and help lesson retention. This is especially true in schools for the very young, where the students’ minds need to be coaxed to fully participate in the learning process.

As the capability of multi touch screens continue to advance, more industrial and business applications for such screens will be realized. But even now the list of benefits is too long for business to ignore.