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device

1. a machine or tool used for a specific task; contrivance
2. any ornamental pattern or picture, as in embroidery
3. computer hardware that is designed for a specific function
4. a particular pattern of words, figures of speech, etc., used in literature to produce an effect on the reader

device

[di′vīs]
(computer science)
A general-purpose term used, often indiscriminately, to refer to a computer component or the computer itself.
(electronics)
An electronic element that cannot be divided without destroying its stated function; commonly applied to active elements such as transistors and transducers.
(engineering)
A mechanism, tool, or other piece of equipment designed for specific uses.

device

In an electric system, a component that is intended to carry, but not consume, electric energy, e.g., a switch.

device

device

(1) Hardware. The term refers to any electronic or electromechanical machine or component from a transistor to a disk drive to a smartphone. A device always refers to hardware, never to software. However, a "device driver" refers to software written to activate (to drive) a specific hardware device (see driver).

A User or Client Device
In general conversation, "the user's device" refers to the hardware operated by a person and may refer to a smartphone, tablet, iPod, laptop or desktop computer, but not to devices in a network (see network device).

(2) In semiconductor design, a device is an active component, such as a transistor or diode, in contrast to a passive component, such as a resistor or capacitor.
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Platform lifts work well for many types of mobility devices including 3 or 4 wheeled power scooters, mid-wheel drive power chairs, front wheel drive chairs, and rear wheel drive power chairs.
investigated the use of the Segway[R] Personal Transporter device (Segway Inc; Bedford, New Hampshire), another powered mobility device for persons with limited ambulatory ability, such as people with MS or lower-limb amputations [43].
The revised language allows physicians to prescribe appropriate mobility devices for their patients and it protects the reimbursement rates for high-quality power wheelchairs.
Honda first introduced the UNI-CUB, a new personal mobility device featuring balance control technology and an omni-directional driving wheel system (Honda Omni Traction Drive System) in May 2012.
All-new UNI-CUB: Designed for harmony with people, this new personal mobility device realizes the same freedom of movement in all directions that a person enjoys while walking and a compact size which enables it to adapt to the surrounding environment where people are moving around.
After 10 s, we moved a selected assistive mobility device within 3 cm of the orientation sensor(s) and then we removed it.
Product designers at New York-based manufacturer Rifton Equipment recently announced the launch of a new patient mobility device.
Nonuse of a prescribed mobility device, including a prosthesis, is common and associated with wasted expenses and productivity for healthcare insurers and providers [14- 16].

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