A touchscreen GUI is a graphical user interface operated by fingertips or a stylus. This can be a PC or laptop or on a handheld device like a tablet. Touchscreen GUIs are becoming increasingly commonplace in medical settings and offer a range of benefits to health care professionals and patients alike. The advantages these medical touchscreen devices bring are many, and their importance should not be overlooked.
Medical facilities are often in a state of chaos – even if it’s organized chaos. The introduction of touchscreen GUIs, however, as part of a medical device, or a larger network, helps to combat disorganization. Streamlining processes and giving access to information makes staying focused easy. Users are also afforded the ability to update information at the touch of a button.
Protected, Easily-accessible Data
With the use of a touchscreen GUI, patients or medical professionals have easy access to a whole range of data stored by the device, via a simple interaction with the screen. For example, instead of having to wade through three decades’ worth of medical notes, a physician can simply find the appropriate application, and enter a specific date or keyword; the device returns the appropriate search results. Additionally, with a paperless system and proper data security protocols in place, sensitive patient information is safer.
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Live Tour of GUI Editor, Altia Design, Will Showcase New Features for Simplifying Embedded User Interface Design and Deployment
Altia Incorporated, the leading provider of user interface development software for embedded displays, announces a live tour of the latest version of their GUI Editor, Altia Design. This free webcast will take place on Thursday, 11 September at 3 PM CEST / 9 AM EDT. For more information and to register, click here.
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Many considerations must be taken into account when developing a winning Human-Machine Interface (HMI) strategy. As technology continues to evolve at astounding rates, designers are finding more ways to make everyday products extraordinary; pushing the boundaries of user interface to new levels of immersion and engagement that were deemed impossible just a few years ago.
Though technological breakthroughs have opened doors to un-chartered possibilities, the true cornerstone of superior HMI, UI, UX and GUI design remains rooted in an element as old as humanity itself – the human psyche.
The Age of Expectations
The desires, needs and motivations that shape human behavior have changed over the years. As a culture, we have certainly grown accustomed to expecting greater results from less effort. And, thanks to the steady progression of technology, the Average Joes and Janes of the modern world enjoy levels of comfort and luxury that monarchs, kings and queens could scarcely have dreamt of in their time.
Despite all that, we still want the same basic things today that we wanted back then. We crave knowledge. We yearn for connectivity. We want to be “wowed”. The big difference now is that we expect those things to come to us quickly and easily… at the click of a button. Making that happen is a function of strategic Human-Machine Interface – and GUI is at the heart of it.
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