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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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The number of assistive technology devices that have the potential to empower individuals with disabilities has increased in recent years.
Psychometric and administrative properties of measures used in assistive technology device outcomes research.
A framework for modeling the selection of assistive technology devices (ATDs).
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Assistive technology services provide assistance so that the student is successful in the use of the assistive technology device.
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In summary, researchers have studied a variety of consumer and assistive technology device variables in an effort to predict use versus discontinuance of assistive technology devices.
The primary care giver of the disabled student is probably a family member who will be directly affected by the assistive technology device as they assist the student in daily operation of the device.
An assistive technology device has been defined as "any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities.
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However, use of mobile app-based devices was found successful in reducing the stigma associated with using an assistive technology device (Linden et al.
These new tools allow rehabilitation workers to transmit more and better data farther and wider, whether it's a digitally enhanced image, the salient points of a mental health exam replayed for colleagues or the videotape assessment of a person with disability for an assistive technology device.

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