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The evolution of touch screens

With the arrival of the 21st century and the development of ICTs, the technology sector has rapidly evolved. Previously, futuristic movies used to incorporate scenes where characters were shown with electronic and tactile devices and it was impossible to believe that these types of advances could be established in society.

Today touch screens have been adapted to many devices. Mobile phones were pioneers in this in the first decade of the century, but today they are found in many household appliances such as washing machines, televisions, dishwashers, tablets and even in light lamps or ceramic hobs. 

The first touch computer was developed by the Hewlett-Packard company and was called the HP-150. This new device used infrared technology, which has been discontinued in most modern screens. Another of the big companies that decided to enter the touchscreen computer market was Casio.As for mobile phones, the company Apple was the one that revolutionized the market. In 2010 the Iphone 4 was launched on the market. In addition to a tablet model. The technology used in these new devices was the “multi-touch”. This technology allowed users to use their devices in multiple ways and increased the number of interface options.