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INPUT by Mind Map: INPUT

1. What is input ?

1.1. Input is any data and instructions entered into the memory of a computer.

2. What Are Input Devices?

2.1. An input device is any hardware component that allows users to enter data and instructions into a computer


3.1. The Keyboard

3.1.1. contains keys users press to enter data and instructions into a computer. Wired Keyboards Wireless Keyboards

3.2. Pointing Devices

3.2.1. allows a user to control a pointer on the screen. Mouse a pointing device that fits under the palm of your hand comfortably Other Pointing Devices Trackball Touchpad Pointing stick

3.3. Touch Screens and Touch‐Sensitive Pads

3.3.1. A touch screen is a touch‐sensitive display device.

3.4. Pen Input

3.4.1. With pen input, you touch a stylus or digital pen on a flat surface to write, draw, or make selections

3.5. Other Input for Smart Phones

3.6. Game Controllers

3.6.1. directs movements and actions of on‐screen objects in videogames or computergames Gamepads Joysticks and Wheels Light guns Motion‐sensing controllers

3.7. Digital Cameras

3.7.1. a mobile device that allows users to take pictures and store them digitally Studio cameras Field cameras Point‐and‐shoot camera

3.8. Voice Input

3.8.1. Voice input is the process of entering input by speaking into a microphone

3.8.2. Voice recognition is the computer’s capability of distinguishing spoken words

3.8.3. Audio input is the process of entering any sound into the computer Speech Music Sound Effects

3.9. Video Input

3.9.1. Video input is the process of capturing full‐motion images and storing them on a computer’s storage medium Webcam Video conference

3.10. Scanners and Reading Devices

3.10.1. Flatbed

3.10.2. Pen or Handheld

3.10.3. Sheet‐fed

3.10.4. Drum

3.11. Biometric Input

3.12. Terminals

3.12.1. A terminal is a computer that allows users to send data to and/or receive information from a host computer