Reading tool that uses light to read universal product codes, inventory codes, and other codes created out of patterns of variable-width bars.
Captures images the same as a regular camera does but stores bit patterns on disks or other digital storage media instead of using film.
To convert information into a digital form that can be stored in the computer's memory
Keyboard that places keys at angles that are easier on the user's arms and hands without changing the ordering of the keys.
Science of designing work environments that allows people and things to interact efficiently and safely.
High-speed connection standard developed by Apple. Most commonly used to transfer large files such as video from digital video cameras.
graphics tablet (digitizing tablet)
Pressure-sensitive touch tablet used as a pointing device. The user presses on the tablet with a stylus.
handwriting recognition software
Translates the user's handwritten forms into ASCII characters.
Gearshift-like device used as a controller for arcade-style computer games.
Input device, similar to a typewriter keyboard, for entering data and commands into the computer.
magnetic ink character reader
Reads numbers printed with magnetic ink on checks.
A pointing device used to send commands and position the cursor.
optical character recognition (OCR)
Reading text from paper and translating the images into a form that the computer can manipulate (for example, into ASCII codes).
optical mark reader
Reading device that uses reflected light to determine the location of pencil marks on standardized test answer sheets and similar forms.
A pen-based computer that accepts input from a stylus applied directly to a flat-panel screen.
Tiny handle that sits in the center of the keyboard, responding to finger pressure by moving the pointer in the direction in which it
point-of-sale (POS) terminal
A device that automatically adjusts inventory in real-time.
radio frequency identification (RFID) reader
A device that uses radio waves to communicate with RFID tags.
radio frequency identification (RFID) tag
A tag that contains a unique identification number used for a wide range of purposes, from clothing tags to missiles to pet tags to food.
Injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, caused by repeating the same movements over long periods of time.
Input device that makes a digital representation of any printed image.
Allows digital devices to monitor the analog world.
Enables the PC to accept microphone input, play music and other sounds through speakers or headphones, and process sound in a variety of ways.
Pointing device that responds when the user points to or touches different screen regions.
Small flat-panel pointing device that is sensitive to light pressure. The user moves the pointer by dragging a finger across the pad.
Pointing device that remains stationary while the user moves a protruding ball to control the pointer on the screen.