Whether the input is made at an ATM or at home on a tablet, both situations involve Human Machine Interaction (HMI). These applications range from industrial use in harsh environments to consumer electronics. The aim of the IZT Future Study "Human Machine Interaction - HMI" was to provide valid orientation knowledge, paying particular attention to the changes and their implications for the industries and companies represented in the Input Systems Association. The most urgent question for them was which technological lines of development and novel, possibly also disruptive innovations will shape input systems in the medium and long term.

The task was to generate practically usable knowledge about the future through trend analyses and a survey of selected experts with application relevance. The survey was designed as a real-time Delphi. On this basis, a future-oriented adaptation and optimisation of product knowledge to new technologies, changed framework conditions as well as application areas and contexts can ultimately take place.