Input Devices & Controller

Input systems are required for data entry into the computer. All interactions are based on input systems. Switch / stylus systems, potentiometers, input systems based on position detection, surface-resolution sensors, force sensors, microphones (voice input), cameras, other systems for acquiring physiological information and combinations of all these are used today. The choice for an input system in a specific application is made on the basis of the analysis of the desired input variables. Criteria for selection are the number of channels, the number of degrees of freedom, spatial reference, discrete vs. continuous and the criteria of the position detection systems (e.g. working space, precision).

Areas of application

  • Data input
  • Position specification
  • Navigation
  • Interaction
  • System control