Not too long ago, the touchscreen GUI was almost exclusively found in the realm of smartphones and tablets. Today, they are becoming increasingly common – and can be found in a vast number of cutting-edge applications.touchscreen gui applications

Makeover Counter

Many people buy beauty products at the store, get them home, and realize too late that they’ve purchased a shade that really doesn’t complement their skin tone. The introduction of interactive makeover counters using touchscreen GUIs eliminates this issue. Customers simply use the interface to capture images of their faces or hands and upload them.

Shoppers can then try out all the products on the store’s “virtual shelf” by using the touchscreen to search by product type and simply drag selected items onto uploaded images.

Touchscreen with Integrated Fingerprint Sensor

While the presence of a fingerprint sensor isn’t an entirely new concept, the model unveiled at the annual CeBIT trade fair in Hanover certainly is. This touchscreen GUI is capable not only of scanning and recognizing a user’s fingerprints in a fraction of a second, it can also read, recognize, scan, and sort the fingerprints of multiple users simultaneously.

There are no separate log-ins and passwords required with this innovative touchscreen. Instead, as the screen recognizes each user, it only gives them access to the applications and files for which they are authorized.

This cutting-edge Fiberio touchscreen product increases productivity by reducing the time it takes to log in. Additionally, on large touchscreens, it allows multiple users to work together – either collaboratively or individually — on a single unit.


E-Tables use revolutionary touchscreen GUI technology to transform the restaurant experience. Instead of the traditional wooden tables, customers sit at large touchscreen tables. The table is divided into individual screens, so that each user has their own “workstation” area. From the table, users can browse the menu, order food and drinks, and request their bill. Users can even choose their own virtual table cloth, browse the Internet, check email, book a taxi home, and research local points of interest.

T:slim Insulin Pump

The t:slim insulin pump from Tandem Diabetes Care is a prime example of cutting-edge touchscreen user interfaces for medical devices. This pump has a simple, efficient touchscreen GUI developed with Altia GUI development software that allows users to take control of their condition with ease.

With simple blood sugar monitoring and insulin delivery, the t:slim also allows users to view the user’s complete insulin delivery history and blood sugar entries, insulin on board, and pump status. It boasts a range of safety features to eliminate the risk of human error, such as screen-locking and secondary instruction confirmation screens to ensure you don’t change settings or start a bolus delivery accidentally.

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