Glossary: RESISTIVE TOUCHSCREENS
Resistive screens use a flexible membrane with a coating of transparent metal oxide and a grid of spacers to locate the touch point. The metal oxide coating and spacers may reduce the picture quality and brightness. The key advantage of resistive touch technology is the wide range of pointing devices e.g., a gloved finger, finger nails, credit card pens, etc. that can be used with it. See also Capacitive Touchscreens.