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input device

In assistive technology, the device that activates an electronic device. This can be a manual switch, a remote control, or a joystick.
See: switch
See also: device
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This component is very important as it makes the way data are gathered from the input device and relayed to the outside transparent.
The ability to use multiple document input devices allows organizations to standardize on a single system to process both paper and electronic documents, and respond to changes in their business environment.
The controller is programmed via the input device. Controllers can be optionally configured to control one or two marking heads.
Recognition that one input device might be better relative to another device for a particular task is certainly not new.
Programmable and virtual keyboards are dependent on software programs that accommodate on-screen keyboard access by mouse, switch, joystick, trackball, or other input device. There are many features, such as word prediction, abbreviation expansion, and touch screens.
Walker, Evaluation of the cyberglove as a whole-hand input device, ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interface 2 (4), 263-283 (1995).
We can now classify input based on how well an input device supports the direct creation of these spatial primitives and how much algorithmic synthesis is required to achieve the final desired output, including line drawings and 3D models.
She used manual typewriters in college journalism labs, but she did take one university computer course: electronic music; the display was an oscilloscope, the input device was a joy stick, and the storage medium was reel-to-reel tape.
To change the source of input from the keyboard to some other input device (for example, a communications port), the user would issue a command such as "CTTY COM1:".
"In some examples, touch-down and lift-off on a non-touch-sensitive surface can be monitored by a force sensor of the input device. The position and/or motion of the input device can be tracked according to various methods including one or more of a motion and orientation sensor, a camera, or an electromagnetic- or sound-based triangulation scheme.
The IA-3340 includes a stable and noise free Current and Voltage input device, based on Delta Sigma Technology, with a reading accuracy of 0.1% and a reading rate of around six readings per Second.
You can also use the Leap as your input device for computer games.