Resistive touch technology works by sensing direct pressure. Commonly used in touch-screen displays, a resistive touch-screen is typically activated by pressing with a finger or stylus.
A resistive touch screen consists of a touch layer on top of a standard display. The touch layer typically includes two clear electrical layers that are separated by a tiny distance. Pressing on the display touches the two layers together, creating an electrical contact that can be sensed and located on the surface.
Unlike capacitive technology, resistive technology can work with a stylus for precise control or handwriting recognition; it also works with gloved hands.