“Touchscreen”, mind the meanings!

Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now excited to have Ben Stein as very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Panbo is going to the next level in 2019 and beyond.

2 Responses

  1. DefJef says:

    On a stable platform a touch screen might work fine. But on a boat which is pitching about I don’t know how you can use a finger or a stylus to high some point/command. I have a hard enough time using a PDA touch screen with a stylus or a finger in an Audi!… can’t even imagine this interface in a powerboat slamming over waves or a pitching sailboat.
    Am I nuts or are they?

  2. kengu says:

    The idea of toughscreen with not responding to just pressure is easily explained. The way we use the panasonic touchscreen while racing is that we have it in transparent waterproof plastic bag somewhere on the deck.
    All the spray and other unintentional pressure to touch screen results in faulty signals. In that kind of environment I do understand the idea of making the stylus required to affect the screen.
    It is actually easier to operate when you have the screen in your hands (hand) and you operate with the other hand in relation to situation where the touchscreen would be secured to the boat (eg a fixed plotter)

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