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Scanners and Reading Devices


Pen or Handheld



Optical character recognition (OCR)

turnaround document

Optical mark

recognition (OMR)

bar code reader


Magnetic stripe card readers


Video Input

Video input is the process of capturing full?motion images and storing them on a computer’s storage medium

Web cam

video conference

Voice Input

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

Voice recognition

Audio input

Digital Cameras

Studio cameras

Field cameras

Point-and-shoot camera


Number of bits stored in each pixel

Game Controllers


Joysticks and Wheels

Light guns

Dance pads

Motion - sensing controllers

Pen Input

you touch a stylus or digital pen

Other Pointing Devices



Pointing Stick

Pointing Devices

is an input device that allows a user to control a pointer on the screen

A Point is a small symbol on the screen


What Are Input Devices

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


insertion point

Wired Keyboards

Wireless Keyboards

What Is Input

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

Touch Screens and Touch‐Sensitive Pads

A touch screen is a touch‐sensitive display device

Biometric Input

Fingerprint reader

Face recognition system

Hand geometry system

Voice verification system

Signature verification system

Iris recognition system

Retinal scanners


POS terminal

Automated Teller Machine( ATM)

DVD kiosk

Putting It All Together

Input Devices for Physically Challenged Users

Keyboard with larger keys

Head-mounted pointer