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In put by Mind Map: In put

1. Objectives Overview

2. What Is Input?

2.1. Inputis any data and instructions entered into the memory of a computer

2.1.1. New node

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

3. What Are Input Devices

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

4. The Keyboard

4.1. A keyboardis an input device that contains keys users press to enter data and instructions into a computer

5. Pointing Devices

5.1. New node

6. Mouse

6.1. A mouseis a pointing device that fits under the palm of your hand comfortably

7. Other Pointing Devices

7.1. trackballis a stationary pointing device with a ball on its top or side

7.2. touchpadis a small, flat, rectangular pointing device that is sensitive to pressure and motion

7.3. pointing stick is a pressure‐sensitive pointing device shaped like a pencil eraser that is positioned between keys on a keyboard

8. Touch Screens and Touch‐Sensitive Pads

8.1. A touch screenis a touch‐sensitive display device

9. Pen Input

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

10. Other Input for Smart Phones Discovering Computers 2010: Living in a Digital World Chapter 5 20 Page 269 Figures 5‐17 –5‐18

11. Game Controllers

11.1. Video games and computer games use a game controlleras the input device that directs movements and actions of on‐screen objects

12. Digital Cameras

12.1. A digital camerais a mobile device that allows users to take pictures and store them digitally

12.2. Two factors affect the quality of digital camera photos

13. Voice Input

13.1. Voice inputis the process of entering input by speaking into a microphone

13.2. Voice recognitionis the computer’s capability of distinguishing spoken words

13.3. Audio inputis the process of entering any sound into the computer

13.4. Video inputis the process of capturing full‐motion images and storing them on a computer’s storage medium

13.5. A Web camis a type of digital video camera that enables a user to

13.6. A video conferenceis a meeting between two or more geographically separated people

14. Scanners and Reading Devices

14.1. Flatbed

14.2. FlatbedPen or Handheld

14.3. Sheet‐fed

14.4. Drum

15. Biometric Input

15.1. Biometrics authenticates a person’s identity by verifying a personal characteristic

16. Terminals

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

17. Putting It All Together