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Beginning Android ADK with Arduino by Mario Böhmer

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C H A P T E R  8

A Sense of Touch

Touch user-interfaces have become increasingly part of our daily life. We see them on vending machines, home appliances, our phones, and our computers. Touch interfaces make day-to-day activities seem a little bit more futuristic and classy. When you are watching old science fiction movies you notice that, even back then, touch was the preferred way to imagine the user input of the future. Nowadays children are growing up with this kind of technology.

There are many different types of touch interface technology, each with its pros and cons. The three most widespread technologies are resistive touch sensing, capacitive touch sensing, and infrared (IR) touch sensing.

Resistive touch sensing is mostly realized ...

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