Touchscreen Mounting Challenges During COVID

Taste, smell, see, hear and touch. The five senses that contribute to the everyday human experiences. COVID has undoubtedly impacted how we experience touch most significantly, yet technologies utilizing this sense still remain and continue to be installed for their uncontested convenience and user-friendliness.

Touchscreens are multifunctional. They allow users to interact with the content being viewed through the natural act of selection using hands or a stylus. Both an input and output device, the ability to react and alter the content being viewed is unmatched to any other screen. Unlike typical LCD screen displays, they do require additional components to allow for such functionality. Yet, installing touchscreens during the pandemic presents unique challenges.

Mounting screens is literally a balancing act, but with the right tools and products, it doesn’t have to be. Touchscreens in particular come equipped with built-in computers that add weight. Added weight means additional considerations must be made when installing. With a product like the LMVLF the guessing game is eliminated and you can feel confident that your touch screen is secure for use.

Another additional consideration to be made when mounting a touchscreen is the height it will be placed. For proper interface, you must be certain that it is displayed in a way that promotes and provides ease of use. If not employing a height adjustable solution, it’s necessary to find a middle ground that won’t leave those on the petite side on their tiptoes, or those on the tall side breaking their backs.

Environmental flexibility is key to touchscreen technology ease of use. Places where touchscreens are utilized vary widely; from your favorite fast food restaurant for ordering, to the doctor’s office, airport check in, movie theaters, ATMs and vending machines. Chances are, individuals encounter one just about everyday in completing an average progression of work and general tasks. Because of this variability in environments where touchscreens come into play, the one size fits all approach tends to fall flat, so mounts that provide mobility are optimal for touchscreens.

To be most inclusive, height adjustable mounts are preferred as they allow for users to change the screen according to their needed height for use. The ease this provides is idyllic for many different places, especially those with varying clientele in and out each day. Another option is to mount touchscreens on moveable carts or stands. As a way to gain the most mobility in a touchscreen, this approach has found success in educational and medical environments using a product like the LFC-L. The ability to bring the technical to the varying spaces where it may be necessary provides flexibility and increases use overall.

While our other senses seem to be getting the majority of attention in COVID times, touch still remains as an active and necessary part of our lives, especially as it relates to technology. Many considerations must be made when installing and maximizing use of touchscreens, yet with the right mounts, use of them can continue easily into 2021 and beyond.