Customised displays options for ‘COVID-aware’ user interfaces

June 02, 2020 //By Julien Happich
user interfaces
As part of the Anglia Inception custom and bespoke component design service, Anglia Components has enhanced its range of customised display options, giving designers the flexibility to create their own components when off-the-shelf solutions cannot meet requirements, for example in creating new COVID-aware touchless user interfaces.

“We are seeing a dramatic increase in the use of displays for both consumer and industrial electronics and due to the current COVID-19 situation, we’re predicting further major change in how displays are integrated into designs. Touch screens, which were previously a preferred user interface technology, are now seen as a potential infection vector. Instruments need to be redesigned with a touchless interface such as voice or gesture control or using 2-way communication from a control device which may be a cell phone, a tablet or dedicated unit allocated to the user”, commented David Pearson, Technical Director of Anglia.

“At Anglia, we’ve been working increasingly on medical and other designs following the government’s call to action, and we’ve seen how user interface design needs to change in this field. Whereas teams of operators until now have been happy working close to each other and sharing touchscreens when setting up and using machinery in the future that will become much more of an issue. For instance, medical instruments need to be designed to be operated at a distance from the patient wherever possible”, Pearson continued.

Anglia has many display options available, from custom symbols to special text fonts among other features. These customised displays can be tailored to individual domains or applications, allowing them to meet the demands of specific industries such as high-performance control panels that can be embedded into equipment and machines.


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