14.03.12

Microsoft cuts touch interface response time to 1ms

Traditional touch screen technologies boast a response time of around 100ms, but Microsoft Research has now demonstrated a new technology which cuts that down by 99%, to just 1ms.

In this video from the Microsoft Research YouTube channel, Paul Dietz, of the company’s applied sciences division, demonstrates how big a difference, the new method Microsoft developed, makes.

The only slight issue we can see with this is that it will only serve to demonstrate the delay that exists in the control systems such a touch screen might be connected to. 1ms response is great until there’s a 50ms response time from the media controller!