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input device

Etymology: L, in, within; ME, putten, to place
an implement that allows for the entry of commands or information for processing in a form acceptable to a computer, such as a mouse, keyboard, tape drive, disk drive, microphone, or light pen.

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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In order to integrate the handling of the input device into the theoretical framework of perceptual-motor skill learning (Fitts, 1964) and to evaluate the ergonomic quality of the different types of notebook input devices, we compared touchpad experts with mini-joystick experts (expert-expert comparison).
Input devices that can be accessed with typing aids include trackballs, touch screens, switches, specialized software such as mouth sticks, and alternative keyboards (Alliance for Technology Access, 2000).
Furthermore the data from various input devices need to be propagated to other devices and systems and video retraces for the different video outputs must be synchronized [6].
During the development of the current family of POC input systems, Planar experimented with and evaluated just about every type of data input device.
ZigBee Input Device is a global standard for greener, more innovative and easy-to-use mice, keyboards, touchpads, wands and other input devices used with computers and consumer electronic devices.
GreenPeak has achieved Golden Unit status for its ZigBee Input Device stack software and has also made its development platform available to its customers to accelerate integration and product design.
The operating mode of the AMRT-1410 and AMRI-2000 input device solution can be dynamically reconfigured to provide the best user navigation experience for any active application.
Sandio Technology introduces various 3D input devices in SIGGRAPH 2007
The operating mode of the AMRS-2325 and AMRI-1000 input device solution can be dynamically reconfigured to provide the best user navigation experience for any active application.
However, there are no 3D input devices designed for the everyday users that are both affordable and easy to use.
Opera (OSE:OPERA) provides an optimized implementation of Internet technologies for handheld devices, digital TV and other devices, with innovative and powerful features that seamlessly adapt the Internet experience to suit varying screen sizes and input devices.
More than 350,000 designers, animators, and artists use 3Dconnexion's award-winning navigation input devices, including SpacePilot, SpaceTraveler(TM), SpaceBall(R), and SpaceMouse(R).