What is HMI?

  • Until now, equipment/machines were controlled with physical keys & gauges
  • Now, touch panels allow for varieties of expressions and precise controls
  • Touch panels are defined as an ‘Interface’ between ‘Human’ and ‘Machine’
    – HMI(Human Machine Interface) or MMI(Man Machine Interface)
  • HMI devices were usually used in factory automation
  • Touch panels in ATMs, KIOSKs, IVIs(In-Vehicle Infotainment) are also HMI devices
  • Due to smartphones, and tablets, users require more from HMI devices
    – Users require HMI to have user-friendly UI and various features
HMI's progression