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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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First was the UNI-CUB Personal Mobility Device inspired by the company's commitment on improving human experience through mobility technology.
The UNI-CUB is a personal mobility device designed for harmony with people that features the world's first omni-directional driving wheel system (Honda Omni Traction Drive System) and provides freedom of movement going forward, backward, side-to-side and diagonally by shifting body weight.
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.
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.
announced that it will exhibit the Honda Smart Home System (HSHS), the UNI-CUB personal mobility device and other products at CEATEC JAPAN 2013, which will take place at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan from Tuesday, October 1 through Saturday, October 5, 2013.
Moreover, for the first time in China, Honda will exhibit U3-X, one of the product applications of Honda Robotics, a compact one-wheel drive personal mobility device which provides free movement in all directions - forward, backward, side-to-side, and diagonally.
Implementing personal mobility devices like Segway i2 SE or miniPRO in daily operations improves travelling time, reduces staff fatigue and enhances business productivity.
The challenge is a three-year process and will reward the development of personal mobility devices incorporating intelligent systems.
UKPRwire, Tue Dec 05 2017] The Personal Mobility Devices market was valued around USD 3.
To strengthen their market position, expand product portfolios, and venture into attractive regional markets, leading players in the personal mobility devices market are following the course of mergers and acquisitions.
Bird Mobility is all set to raise the bar in Green Personal Transportation with addition of new products to its portfolio of personal mobility devices.

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