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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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"We built upon the power base of the iBot, an advanced, FDA-approved, mobility device for the disabled population with more than 10 million hours of reliable, real-world operation.
"Being in a wheelchair made me see first-hand the challenges faced and so I tried out loads of solutions on the market, but none of them tackled everyday problems that I, and other mobility device users, have on a daily basis," says Eaglesham.
As a side benefit, using a mobility device can afford you more opportunities to interact with your friends, family and community, while avoiding social isolation, Nicka points out.
Needing to use a mobility device for the first time-or transitioning to one providing a higher level of assistance-is often seen as an unpleasant rite of passage, offering physical proof that strength, endurance, balance or coordination is diminishing.
The prevalence of using more than one mobility device within a recent time frame hasn't been studied previously, but these data reveal that nearly 10 percent of seniors rely on multiple devices.
As the Segway patents come to an end, a wide array of light personal self-balancing mobility devices are coming to market around the globe.
The UNI-CUB Beta is a new personal mobility device featuring balance control technology and Honda's proprietary driving wheel system that originates from the research into humanoid robots, represented by ASIMO.
The Segway is classified as a mobility device like scooters and electric wheelchairs in New Zealand and must be ridden on sidewalks.
The 2010 DAV Outstanding Disabled Veteran of the Year, Dave Riley, said his life is better with the energy he's saved using a Segway mobility device. The two-wheel electric device takes him wherever he needs to go, saving him from walking on prosthetic legs.
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Characteristics of ambulatory persons with MS who transitioned to a wheeled mobility device were compared with those of persons with spinal cord injury (SCI) and investigated by Ambrosio et al.
As LaGrow (1999) reported, in this experimental design, after the baseline is established by measuring performance without using the electronic mobility device, but only the usual skills of the participants using their regular mobility device, one or more measurements of the experimental conditions are taken to determine whether there is control of the independent variable over the dependent variable.

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