For many years, resistive touchscreens were the norm when it came to industrial and medical user interface panels as a lot of the users would be wearing gloves of some type. With the rise in popularity of Projective Capacitive Touch Screens aka PCAP, a lot of companies are rethinking the need for resistive type touch screens. (See related blog posts on PCAP for aerospace).
Most people have smart phones these days and love the feel and functionality of the PCAP user interface of their smart phones and tablets. When using equipment at work, they also want the same type of touch input.
More companies are starting to design in a PCAP touch screen into their user interface since the sensitivity of the PCAP has greatly improved over the years and is now considered a viable input device in demanding applications. Liquid Optical Bonding helps to also make it a rugged device when integrated with the display. You can watch our video on display testing here.
The future is now and it is PCAP.