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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

1.2. Instructions can be entered into the computer in the form of programs, commands, and user responses

1.3. A program is a series of related instructions that tells a computer what tasks to perform and how to perform them

1.4. Programs respond to commands that a user issues

1.5. A user response is an instruction a user issues by replying to a question displayed by a program

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. The Keyboard

3.1. A keyboard is an input device that contains keys users press to enter data and instructions into a computer

3.2. Between 101 and 105 keys

3.3. A numeric keypad on the right side of the keyboard

3.4. Function keys, CTRL keys, ALT keys, and arrow keys

3.5. WINDOWS key

3.6. APPLICATION key

3.7. Toggle keys

3.8. The insertion point, also known as the cursor, is a symbol on the screen that indicates where the next character you type will appear

3.9. Type of The Keyboard

3.9.1. Wired Keyboards

3.9.2. Wireless Keyboards

3.10. Ergonomics incorporates comfort, efficiency, and safety into the design of the workplace

4. Pointing Devices

4.1. Mouse

4.1.1. A mouse is a pointing device that fits under the palm of your hand comfortably

4.2. Trackball

4.2.1. A trackball is a stationary pointing device with a ball on its top or side

4.3. Touchpad

4.3.1. A touchpad is a small, flat, rectangular pointing device that is sensitive to pressure and motion

4.4. Pointing Stick

4.4.1. A pointing stick is a pressure-sensitive pointing device shaped like a pencil eraser that is positioned between keys on a keyboard

5. Touch Screens and Touch-Sensitive Pads

5.1. Microsoft Surface

5.2. Touch-sensitive pads

6. Pen

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

7. Game Controllers

7.1. Gamepads

7.2. Joysticks and Wheels

7.3. Light guns

7.4. Dance pads

7.5. Motion-sensing controllers

8. Digital Cameras

8.1. Studio cameras

8.2. Field cameras

8.3. Point-and-shoot camera

9. Voice Input

9.1. Voice recognition

9.2. Audio input

10. Video Input

10.1. Record video on a digital video (DV) camera or use a video capture card to convert analog signals to digital

10.2. Connect the camera to a port on the system unit

10.3. Transfer video and images

10.4. Web cam

10.4.1. Capture video and still images

10.4.2. Send e-mail messages with video attachments

10.4.3. Add live images to instant messages

10.4.4. Broadcast live images over the Internet

10.4.5. Make video telephone calls

10.4.6. video conference

11. Scanners and Reading Devices

11.1. Flatbed

11.2. Pen or Handheld

11.3. Sheet-fed

11.4. Drum

12. Biometric Input

12.1. Fingerprint reader

12.2. Face recognition system

12.3. Hand geometry system

12.4. Voice verification system

12.5. Signature verification system

12.6. Iris recognition system

12.7. Retinal scanners