International Journal of Computer Applications
First computers became more visual, then they took a step further to understand vocal commands and now they have gone a step further and became "Touchy", that is skin to screen. In this paper, the authors will throw light on significance of touchscreen technology, its types, components, working of different touchscreens, their applications and a comparative study among various types of touchscreen technologies. Recently touchscreen technology is increasingly gaining popularity as these can be seen at ATMs, cellphones, information kiosks etc. Touch screen based system allows an easy navigation around a GUI based environment.