What are Human Machine Interfaces?
The human–machine interface is a kind of terminals to allow operators to control, monitor, and collect data, and can also be used to program the system.
As the Internet of Things grows, we can observe the dominating trend with industrial and consumer products being connected via the internet. The HMI can be as simple and ubiquitous as the traditional single-touch display mounted on a machine or as technologically advanced as a multi-touch-enabled control panel or even connected mobile technology such as smartphones and smartwatches. From an industrial perspective, the most valuable aspect of HMI technology is the ability to closely monitor production and respond to changing production demands, which improves efficiency and decreases downtime.