TPC A capacitive touch screen is a clear overlay which uses measures nearby conductive disturbances. Capacitive touch overlays are much harder than resistive touch, and suffer limited degradation over their lifespan. Capacitive touch requires a direct finger input, or specialized glove or stylus. Nonetheless, capacitive touch has become the input standard for advanced consumer applications.
TPR A resistive touch screen is a clear overlay which uses physical pressure to detect touch input. Resistive touch overlays offer higher precision than their capacitive counterparts, and can be activated with ordinary implements, including gloved hands. A resistive touch panel will typically be less durable than a capacitive version. However, the versatility of this technology and low cost has made it attractive to industrial applications that require advanced input.