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.A personal digital assistant (PDA), also known as a palmtop computer, is a mobile device which functions as a Personal information manager and connects to the internet.^ The TCA8418 supports applications such as smartphones, multimedia handsets, personal digital assistants ( PDA ) and mobile Internet devices (MID).
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^ A handheld computer known as a palmtop computer is called a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA).
  • An Introduction to Personal Digital Assistants 9 January 2010 17:13 UTC www.bloggersbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The PDA has an electronic visual display enabling it to include a web browser, but some newer models also have audio capabilities, enabling them to be used as mobile phones or portable media players.^ Newer PDAs also have color covers and audio capacities, enabling them to be utilized as mobile phones, smart phones, browsers, or movable media player.
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^ Some PDAs now double as mobile phones.
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^ Newer PDAs also have both color screens and audio capabilities enabling them to be used as mobile phones (smartphones), web browsers, or portable media players.
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.Many PDAs can access the internet, intranets or extranets via Wi-Fi, or Wireless Wide Area Networks (WWANs).^ Wireless internet access .
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^ Wireless devices can access the Internet via mobile phone networks or faster Wi-Fi, or Wireless Fidelity, networks.
  • Nokia premiers Wi-Fi Internet digital assistant - May. 26, 2005 9 January 2010 17:13 UTC money.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ Many PDAs can access the Internet, intranets or extranets via Wi-Fi, or Wireless Wide-Area Networks (WWANs).
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.Many PDAs employ touch screen technology.^ PDAs usually employ touch screen technology.
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^ Touch Screen Many original PDAs, such as the AppleNewton ?
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^ Many PDAs employ touch screen technology.
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.The term PDA was first used on January 7, 1992, by Apple Computer CEO John Sculley at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, referring to the Apple Newton.^ The term "personal digital assistant" was coined on January 7, 1992 by then Apple Computer CEO John Sculley at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, referring to the Apple Newton.
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^ Term used to refer to any kind of pocket computer.
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^ The term PDA was first coined in 1992 at the Consumer Electronics Show, Las Vegas.
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.In 1996, Nokia introduced the first mobile phone with full PDA functionality, the 9000 Communicator, which has since grown to become the world's best-selling PDA and which spawned a category of phones called the smartphone.^ In the year 1996, Nokia introduced the first mobile phone with absolute PDA functionality known as the 9000 Communicator.
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^ Subsequently, it has become the #1 selling PDA and actually lead to the introduction of the smartphone.
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^ Or is it that mobile phones that are doubling as PDAs?
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.Today the vast majority of all PDAs are smartphones, selling over 150 million units while non-phone ("stand-alone") PDAs sell only about 3 million units per year.^ About three million PDA units per year are sold to consumers.
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^ Approximately 4 million PDAs are sold per year.
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^ Decline of stand-alone PDAs vs phones .
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The RIM BlackBerry, the Apple iPhone and the Nokia N-Series and HTC are typical smartphones.

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Typical features

.Currently, a typical PDA has touch screen for entering data, a memory card slot for data storage and at least one of the following for connectivity: IrDA, Bluetooth and/or WiFi.^ Typically, PDAs use a touch screen to enter data.
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^ Features Presently, a PDA accessory has a touch screen for accessing data, a memory card slot for data store and at the least one of the following for connection: IrDA, Bluetooth and/or wireless fidelity.
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^ One of the most significant PDA characteristics is the presence of a touch screen.
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.However, many PDAs (typically those used primarily as telephones) may not have a touch screen, using softkeys, a directional pad and either the numeric keypad or a thumb keyboard for input.^ Many colleges encourage the use of PDAs.
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^ However, many applications have been written for PDAs.

^ The PDA of today uses a variety of input devices such as trackballs, scroll wheels, thumb keyboards and touch screens.
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.Software typically required to be a PDA includes an appointment calendar, a to-do list, an address book for contacts and some sort of note program.^ The basic features of any PDA are a calendar, address book, task list, and memo pad.

^ The most popular feature of PDAs continues to be the Address Book and Calendar.
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^ Typical uses include schedule and address book storage and retrieval and note-entering.

.Connected PDAs also typically include E-mail and Web support.^ Connected PDAs also typically also contains E-mail and Web back up.
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^ Also, the PDA must support a serial connection.
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^ Connected PDAs also typically include E-mail and Web support.
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Touch screen

.Many of the original PDAs, such as the Apple Newton and Palm Pilot, featured touchscreen for user interaction, having only a few buttons usually reserved for shortcuts to often used programs.^ Many colleges encourage the use of PDAs.
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^ Touch Screen Many original PDAs, such as the AppleNewton ?
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^ Palm is the original PDA (remember the Apple Newton?
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.Touch screen PDAs, including Windows Mobile devices, usually have a detachable stylus that can be used on the touch screen.^ A stylus is used to interact with the touch screen.
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^ Touch screen PDAs, including Windows Pocket PC devices, usually have a stylus that come with them.
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^ Windows Mobile devices .

.Interaction is then done by tapping the screen to activate buttons or menu choices, and dragging the stylus to, for example, highlight.^ A stylus is used to interact with the touch screen.
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^ The stylus is a small, detachable instrument used to touch the screen of a PDA. Interaction is then done by tapping the screen to activate buttons or menu choices and dragging the stylus to, for example, highlight.
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^ Palm Pilot, feature touch screens for user interaction, having only a few buttons usually reserved for shortcuts to often used programs.
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Text input is usually done in one of four ways:
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  • Using a virtual keyboard, where a keyboard is shown on the touch screen.^ Text input is usually done in one of four ways: Using a virtual keyboard , where a keyboard is shown on the touch screen.
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    ^ This could be either through the inbuilt recording functions, especially video, or by making notes using either the on-screen keyboard or by handwriting recognition.
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    ^ The standard basic style of PDA can be used for so many purposes, and can hole information that is necessary for the owner of the PDA. Such as task manager, a calendar, a calculator, taking notes, a virtual keyboard for typing by simply tapping the touch screen with a stylus, and so much more.
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    • What is a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) | Fred Burn Co. 9 January 2010 17:13 UTC www.fredburn.com [Source type: General]

    .Input is done by tapping letters on the screen.
  • Using external keyboard or chorded keyboard connected by USB, IR or Bluetooth.
  • Using letter or word recognition, where letters or words are written on the touch screen, and then "translated" to letters in the currently activated text field.^ A stylus is used to interact with the touch screen.
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    ^ Using letter or word recognition, where letters or words are written on the touch screen, and then "translated" to letters in the currently activated text field.
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    ^ Using external keyboard or chorded keyboard connected by USB , IR or Bluetooth .
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    .Despite rigorous research and development projects, end-users experience mixed results with this input method, with some finding it frustrating and inaccurate, while others are satisfied with the quality.^ Despite rigorous research and development projects, end-users experience mixed results with this input method, with some finding it frustrating and inaccurate, while others are satisfied with the quality.
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    ^ NASA's Ames Research Center is collaborating with other institutions and companies to develop a semi-autonomous astronaut's assistant.
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    ^ And while the PC market is still very robust, this new design is insightful into how Microsoft and other technology companies are spending their research and development dollars.
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    [1] .Recognition and computation of handwritten horizontal and vertical formulas such as "1 + 2 =" was also under development.
  • Stroke recognition (one Palm implementation is called Graffiti).^ Recognition and computation of handwritten horizontal and vertical formulas such as "1 + 2 =" were also under PDAs for business use, including the BlackBerry ?
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    ^ Individuals with vision, hearing, mobility, and speech impairments can use PDAs on a limited basis; this could be developed by the addition of accessibility software such as speech recognition.
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    ^ Such factors may be important considerations for the development and implementation of institutional PDA resources.
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    .In this system a predefined set of strokes represents the various characters used in input.^ In this system a predefined set of strokes represents the various characters needed.
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    ^ Palmtop PDAs use handwriting recognition systems or on-screen keyboards to allow text input via a stylus on a touch-sensitive screen.
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    ^ An independent sample t-test was used to compare conditions 1 and 2 in terms of the variation in scores inputted in the first and second administration.
    • Serial personal digital assistant data capture of health-related quality of life: A randomized controlled trial in a prostate cancer clinic 9 January 2010 17:13 UTC www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov [Source type: Academic]

    .The user learns to draw these strokes on the screen or in an input area.^ The user learns to draw these strokes on the screen or in an input area.
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    ^ By an appropriate input signal to either a button, a soft key, or a particular key stroke entered into the PDA input screen, information can be retrieved for display by the user.

    ^ Measuring training time, user perceptions of the ease of use, and how the users view the PDA as a learning tool are areas needing continued research.
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    The strokes are often simplified character shapes to make them easier for the device to recognize.
.PDAs for business use, including the BlackBerry and Palm Treo, have full keyboards and scroll wheels or thumb wheels to facilitate data entry and navigation, in addition to supporting touch-screen input.^ A stylus is used to interact with the touch screen.
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^ PDAs for business use, including the BlackBerry and Treo , have full keyboards and scroll wheels or thumb wheels to facilitate data entry and navigation, in addition to supporting touch-screen input.
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^ For business use, PDAs typically have a full keyboard as opposed to a touch screen.
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.There are also full-size foldable keyboards available that plug directly, or use wireless technology to interface with the PDA and allow for normal typing.^ There are also full-size foldable keyboards available that plug directly, or use wireless technology to interface with the PDA and allow for normal typing.
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^ There are portable folding keyboards available to add on to the PDA. .
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^ There are also full-size foldable keyboards available that plug in directly, or use wireless technology to interface with the PDA and allow for normal typing.
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.BlackBerry has additional functionality, such as push-based email and applications.^ BlackBerry has additional functionality, such as push-based email and applications.
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^ The Blackberry is more of an expansion of business digital Cell-phone technologies that provide additional data functions (such as e-mail and scheduling), but other applications are now available for the platform.
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^ First it pushes mail to the phone, and second, it runs the application to open word processing documents, spread sheets and PDFs on the Blackberry.
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.Newer PDAs, such as the Apple iPhone, iPod Touch and Palm Pre include new user interfaces using other means of input.^ Other user interfaces may also be used.
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^ Other useful features available in the more expensive PDAs include: .
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^ Newer PDAs, such as the Apple iPhone, include revolutionary user interfaces using other means of input.
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.The iPhone and iPod touch uses a technology called Multi-touch, as does the Palm Pre and HTC HD2.^ The iPhone and iPod touch uses a technology called Multi-touch .
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^ The iPhone uses a technology called Multi-touch which uses fingers as input.
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^ In addition to using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protection technology and a VeriSign Secure Server ID, we are also checked daily by an independant security company called ScanAlert.
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Memory cards

.Although many early PDAs did not have memory card slots now most have either an SD (Secure Digital) and/or a Compact Flash slot.^ Compact Flash slots are used in many PDAs to provide extra expandability.
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^ Memory Cards Almost all PDAs now have some form of a memory card slot.
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^ Although many early PDAs did not have memory card slots now most have either an SD ( Secure Digital ) and/or a Compact Flash slot.
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.Although originally designed for memory, SDIO and Compact Flash cards are available for such things as Wi-Fi and Webcams.^ Although originally designed for memory, SDIO and Compact Flash cards are available for such things as Wi-Fi and Webcams.
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^ Although originally designed for memory, in recent years the invention of the SDIO standard has allowed such things as Wi-Fi cards and Webcams to be used in the same slot.
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^ Also note that you can add a Wi-Fi card, a plug-in digital camera, or another SDIO peripheral (a number are under development) via one of the SD/MMC expansion slots.
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.Some PDAs also have a USB port, mainly for USB flash drives.^ Some PDAs also have a USB (Universal Serial Bus) port, mainly for USB flash drives.
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^ Some PDAs also have a USB port, mainly for USB flash drives .
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^ Some even have a USB port to accommodate USB flash drives.
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.Some PDAs are now compatible with micro SD cards, which are physically much smaller than standard SD cards.^ However, some PDAs were still able to connect to the Internet, either by cables or by using an extension card with an ethernet port and a RJ-45 adaptor.
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^ Engagement diaries, which contain so much valuable information, are now likely to be in the form of a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA), or even a MS Word file.
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^ In the early days, Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) were not much more than glorified calculators with the ability to store contact information and brief notes.
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Wired connectivity

.While many earlier PDAs connected via serial ports or other proprietary format, many today connect via USB cable.^ USB equipped devices are connected with a USB cable.
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^ While many earlier PDAs connected via serial ports or other proprietary format, many today connect via USB cable.
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^ Many mid-range and superior PDAs have Wi-Fi / WLAN / 802.11 -connectivity, used for connecting to Wi-Fi hotspots or wireless networks.
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.This served primarily to connect to a computer, and few, if any PDAs were able to connect to each other out of the box using cables, as USB requires one machine to act as a host - functionality which was not often planned.^ The first SON to require the use of PDAs.
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^ This served primarily to connect to a computer, and few, if any PDAs were able to connect to each other out of the box using cables, as USB requires one machine to act as a host - functionality which was not often planned.
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^ Primarily, this served as a connection for a PDA to a computer, but few were able to connect to another PDA using cables.
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.Some PDAs were able to connect to the internet, either by means of one of these cables, or by using an extension card with an ethernet port/RJ-45 adaptor.^ Some PDAs were able to connect to the internet, either by means of one of these cables, or by using an extension card with an ethernet port/ RJ-45 adaptor.
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^ PDA modems are either built in or installed using one of the expansion ports.
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^ Educators are currently able to distribute course material through the use of the internet connectivity or infrared file sharing functions of the PDA. With concerns to class material, textbook publishers have begun to release e-books, or electronic textbooks, which can be uploaded directly to a PDA. This then lessens the effort of carrying multiple textbooks at one time.
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Wireless connectivity

.Most modern PDAs have Bluetooth wireless connectivity, an increasingly popular tool for mobile devices.^ Most modern PDAs also have Bluetooth wireless connectivity, which is used by many mobile phones, headsets and GPS devices.
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^ Unlike portable computers, most PDAs began as pen-based devices that used a stylus rather than a keyboard for input.
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^ Web Listings Personal digital assistant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia A personal digital assistant ( PDA ) is a mobile device, also known as a palmtop ....
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.It can be used to connect keyboards, headsets, GPS and many other accessories, as well as sending files between PDAs.^ GPS and many other accessories, as well as sending files between PDAs.
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^ It can be used to connect keyboards, headsets, GPS and many other accessories, as well as sending files between PDAs.
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^ There are also full-size foldable keyboards available that plug directly, or use wireless technology to interface with the PDA and allow for normal typing.
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.Many mid-range and superior PDAs have Wi-Fi/WLAN/802.11-connectivity, used for connecting to Wi-Fi hotspots or wireless networks.^ PDAs could support this application with wired or wireless network connections.
  • eXpertRef for Choosing a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) 9 January 2010 17:13 UTC www.expertise2go.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Many mid-range and superior PDAs have Wi-Fi / WLAN / 802.11 -connectivity, used for connecting to Wi-Fi hotspots or wireless networks.
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^ Also see wireless modem and Wi-Fi .
  • eXpertRef for Choosing a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) 9 January 2010 17:13 UTC www.expertise2go.com [Source type: Reference]

.Older PDAs predominantly have an IrDA (infrared) port; however fewer current models have the technology, as it is slowly being phased out due to support for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.^ Older PDAs predominantly have an IrDA ( infrared ) port; however fewer current models have the technology, as it is slowly being phased out due to support for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
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^ Most universal PDA keyboards use infrared technology because many older PDAs have it, and infrared technology is low-cost and has the advantage of being permitted aboard aircraft.
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^ Passwords were used to protect patient confidentiality, and staff were trained to engage the lock feature when ending a session with the PDA. Staff were also trained to send the current medication list and dosages directly to a printer via an infrared port at the time of each patient's discharge.
  • Clinical Computing: Use of a Personal Digital Assistant in Reducing Medication Error Rates -- Grasso and Genest 52 (7): 883 -- Psychiatr Serv 9 January 2010 17:13 UTC ps.psychiatryonline.org [Source type: Academic]

.IrDA allows communication between two PDAs: a PDA and any device with an IrDA port or adapter.^ The communication device 60 allows for the transfer of data between the PDA 12 and an external device (e.g.
  • Personal digital assistant protection system - Patent 7088578 9 January 2010 17:13 UTC www.freepatentsonline.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Speaker port for a handheld communication device .
  • Personal digital assistant - Google Patent Search 9 January 2010 17:13 UTC www.google.com [Source type: Reference]
  • Personal digital assistant - Google Patent Search 9 January 2010 17:13 UTC www.google.com [Source type: Reference]

^ SCDNR scientists also use new water-resistant PDA's equipped with Global Positioning System (GPS) devices for tagging and fishery community studies.
  • NOAA Ocean Explorer: Personal Digital Assistant 9 January 2010 17:13 UTC oceanexplorer.noaa.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Most universal PDA keyboards use infrared technology because many older PDAs have it, and infrared technology is low-cost and has the advantage of being permitted aboard aircraft.^ Many colleges encourage the use of PDAs.
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^ Most universal PDA keyboards use infrared technology because all PDAs have it, and infrared connectivity is low-cost to manufacture.
  • PersonalDigitalAssistant < Academic < TWiki 9 January 2010 17:13 UTC sundown.wou.edu:85 [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Most universal PDA keyboards use infrared technology because many older PDAs have it, and infrared technology is low-cost and has the advantage of being permitted aboard aircraft.
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Synchronization

.An important function of PDAs is synchronizing data with a PC. This allows up-to-date contact information stored on software such as Microsoft Outlook or ACT! to update the database on the PDA. The data synchronization ensures that the PDA has an accurate list of contacts, appointments and e-mail, allowing users to access the same information on the PDA as the host computer.^ PDAs are used to store information that can be accessed at any time and anywhere.
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^ When I synchronize my PDA with my desktop computer, the information from the database on my PDA is transferred to the database on my desktop computer, simultaneously backing up my data and making it available on the desktop.
  • Take Your Personal Digital Assistant to the Next Level - Nov-Dec, 2005 - Family Practice Management 9 January 2010 17:13 UTC www.aafp.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Information to be synchronized is stored on both the PDA and desktop computers and each record is date/time stamped.
  • eXpertRef for Choosing a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) 9 January 2010 17:13 UTC www.expertise2go.com [Source type: Reference]

.The synchronizing also prevents the loss of information stored on the device in case it is lost, stolen, or destroyed.^ Therefore, if a PDA device is lost or stolen, sensitive information will not be accessible.
  • Serial personal digital assistant data capture of health-related quality of life: A randomized controlled trial in a prostate cancer clinic 9 January 2010 17:13 UTC www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov [Source type: Academic]

^ The synchronizing also prevents the loss of information stored on the device in case it is lost, stolen, or destroyed.
  • PersonalDigitalAssistant < Academic < TWiki 9 January 2010 17:13 UTC sundown.wou.edu:85 [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Much of the benefit of such portable prior art personal digital assistants is lost however if a print-out of any stored information is required.
  • PERSONAL DIGITAL ASSISTANT INCORPORATING A PRINTER - Patent application 9 January 2010 17:13 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: Reference]

.Another advantage is that data input is usually a lot quicker on a PC, since text input via a touch screen is still not quite optimal.^ Another advantage is that data input is usually a lot quicker on a PC, since text input via a touch screen is still not quite optimal.
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^ The size of the area available to write on PDAs makes handwriting recognition much more of an issue than on a Tablet PC. Keyboards Keyboards are the easiest way to input data on a PDA. All PDAs feature an onscreen keyboard which you tap with a stylus (the pen-like thing that you get to navigate the touch screen with).
  • pda: Personal Digital Assistants– an article from iansyst Ltd 9 January 2010 17:13 UTC www.dyslexic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A PDA usually includes a small screen usually bigger than a digital phone, however smaller than the smallest laptop, a small QWERTY keyboard that is made for thumb typing and a stylus which is a metal or plastic pen to input data or communicate with the device by a touch pad screen.
  • What is a PDA? 9 January 2010 17:13 UTC www.tech-faq.com [Source type: General]

.Transferring data to a PDA via the computer is therefore a lot quicker than having to manually input all data on the handheld device.^ Digital organizer PDA & Handheld Computers .
  • Buy Digital organizer PDA & Handheld Computers at bizrate this holiday season 9 January 2010 17:13 UTC www.bizrate.com [Source type: General]

^ Transferring data to a PDA via the computer is therefore a lot quicker than having to manually input all data on the handheld device.
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^ PDA Personal digital assistants (PDAs) are handheld computers that were originally designed as personal organizers, but became much more versatile over the years.
  • http://www.greensoft.ro/index.php?class=terms&method=show&lang=1&gid=32 9 January 2010 17:13 UTC www.greensoft.ro [Source type: General]

.Most PDAs come with the ability to synchronize to a PC. This is done through synchronization software provided with the handheld, such as HotSync Manager, which comes with Palm OS handhelds, Microsoft ActiveSync for Windows XP and older operating systems, or Windows Mobile Device Center for Windows Vista, both of which sync with Microsoft Windows Mobile or Pocket PC devices.^ Top ] Pocket PC Operating System: Replaced Microsoft's Windows CE for PDA use early in 2000.
  • eXpertRef for Choosing a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) 9 January 2010 17:13 UTC www.expertise2go.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Palm, PC Skyscape.com A popular provider of software.
  • Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) Resources - Prior Health Sciences Library 9 January 2010 17:13 UTC library.med.ohio-state.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ Most PDAs come with the ability to synchronize to a PC. This is done through synchronization software provided with the handheld, such as HotSync Manager, which comes with Palm OS handhelds, Microsoft ActiveSync for older versions of Windows or Windows Mobile Device Center on Windows Vista, which comes with Windows Mobile handhelds.
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.These programs allow the PDA to be synchronized with a Personal information manager.^ These programs allow the PDA to be synchronized with a personal information manager.
  • PersonalDigitalAssistant < Academic < TWiki 9 January 2010 17:13 UTC sundown.wou.edu:85 [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ These programs allow the PDA to be synchronized with a Personal information manager .
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^ Personal Information Manager : see PIM .

.This personal information manager may be an outside program or a proprietary program.^ Personal Information Manager : see PIM .

^ These programs allow the PDA to be synchronized with a personal information manager.
  • PersonalDigitalAssistant < Academic < TWiki 9 January 2010 17:13 UTC sundown.wou.edu:85 [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This personal information manager may be an outside program or a proprietary program.
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.For example, the BlackBerry PDA comes with the Desktop Manager program which can synchronize to both Microsoft Outlook and ACT!.^ These programs allow the PDA to be synchronized with a personal information manager.
  • PersonalDigitalAssistant < Academic < TWiki 9 January 2010 17:13 UTC sundown.wou.edu:85 [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ These programs allow the PDA to be synchronized with a Personal information manager .
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^ PDA comes with the Desktop Manager program which can synchronize to both Microsoft Outlook and ACT!.
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.Other PDAs come only with their own proprietary software.^ Other PDAs come only with their own proprietary software.
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^ This software synchronizes these handhelds to other personal information managers which are not supported by the PDA manufacturers, such as GoldMine ?
  • PersonalDigitalAssistant < Academic < TWiki 9 January 2010 17:13 UTC sundown.wou.edu:85 [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Camera — not only whether the PDA comes with one, but the quality and features of the camera if it has one.
  • Guidelines in Purchasing Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) 9 January 2010 17:13 UTC nnlm.gov [Source type: General]

.For example, some early Palm OS PDAs came only with Palm Desktop while later Palms such as the Treo 650 has the built-in ability to sync to Palm Desktop and/or Microsoft Outlook, while Microsoft's ActiveSync and Windows Mobile Device Center only synchronize with Microsoft Outlook or a Microsoft Exchange server.^ Most PDAs come with the ability to synchronize to a PC. This is done through synchronization software provided with the handheld, such as HotSync Manager, which comes with Palm OS handhelds, Microsoft ActiveSync for older versions of Windows or Windows Mobile Device Center on Windows Vista, which comes with Windows Mobile handhelds.
  • Personal digital assistant encyclopedia topics | Reference.com 9 January 2010 17:13 UTC www.reference.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Windows Mobile uses Microsoft's Exchange Server.
  • BXMagazine.com - What Personal Digital Assistant cell phones can do for you 9 January 2010 17:13 UTC www.bxmagazine.com [Source type: General]

^ The two basic types of PDAs are Palm and Windows Mobile devices.
  • Articles & News: Selecting a Personal Digital Assistant - Personal-Tech 9 January 2010 17:13 UTC articles.pointshop.com [Source type: General]

.Third-party synchronization software is also available for many PDAs from companies like Intellisync and CompanionLink.^ What I liked most was the availability of third party applications.
  • patrickWeb 9 January 2010 17:13 UTC patrickweb.com [Source type: General]

^ Third-party synchronization software is also available for many PDAs from companies like Intellisync and CompanionLink ?
  • PersonalDigitalAssistant < Academic < TWiki 9 January 2010 17:13 UTC sundown.wou.edu:85 [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Third-party synchronization software is also available for many PDAs from companies like Intellisync and CompanionLink.
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.This software synchronizes these handhelds to other personal information managers which are not supported by the PDA manufacturers, such as GoldMine and IBM Lotus Notes.^ Personal Information Manager : see PIM .

^ These programs allow the PDA to be synchronized with a personal information manager.
  • PersonalDigitalAssistant < Academic < TWiki 9 January 2010 17:13 UTC sundown.wou.edu:85 [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ These programs allow the PDA to be synchronized with a Personal information manager .
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Uses

.PDAs are used to store information that can be accessed at any time and anywhere.^ PDAs are used to store information that can be accessed at any time and anywhere.
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^ Research articles 2000-01-12 Physician's assistant; Doctors, nurses with wireless PDAs speed access to information, increase time spent with patients.
  • Personal Digital Assistant: Definition and additional resources from BNET 9 January 2010 17:13 UTC dictionary.bnet.com [Source type: General]

^ In the early days, Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) were not much more than glorified calculators with the ability to store contact information and brief notes.
  • Choosing a Personal Digital Assistant 9 January 2010 17:13 UTC www.digitaltrends.com [Source type: General]

Automobile navigation

.Many PDAs are used in car kits and are fitted with differential Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers to provide realtime automobile navigation.^ Many colleges encourage the use of PDAs.
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^ Personal_digital_assistant Linking the global positioning system ( GPS ) to a personal digital ...
  • Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) GPS | Business.com 9 January 2010 17:13 UTC www.business.com [Source type: General]

^ Further, PDAs can be configured to operate with Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers as described in U.S. Pat.
  • Position based personal digital assistant - Patent 6411899 9 January 2010 17:13 UTC www.freepatentsonline.com [Source type: Reference]

.PDAs are increasingly being fitted as standard on new cars.^ PDAs are increasingly being fitted as standard on new cars.
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^ Many PDAs are used in car kits and are fitted with differential Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers to provide realtime automobile navigation.
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^ This specification will create a new standard API for PDA devices running the J2ME Connected, Limited Device Configuration .
  • The Java Community Process(SM) Program - JSRs: Java Specification Requests - detail JSR# 75 9 January 2010 17:13 UTC jcp.org [Source type: Reference]

.Many systems can also display traffic conditions, dynamic routing and roadside mobile radar guns.^ Many systems can also display traffic conditions, dynamic routing and roadside mobile radar guns.
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^ This condition will be satisfied, for example, if mobile computer system 20 is transported within the same vehicle as that on which antenna 32 is located.
  • Position based personal digital assistant - Patent 6411899 9 January 2010 17:13 UTC www.freepatentsonline.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Where mobile computer system 20 is integrated within a vehicle, display 26 may form part of a heads up display or dashboard display within the vehicle.
  • Position based personal digital assistant - Patent 6411899 9 January 2010 17:13 UTC www.freepatentsonline.com [Source type: Reference]

.Popular software in Europe and in America for this functionality are TomTom, Garmin, iGO etc.^ Popular software in Europe and in America for this functionality are TomTom , Garmin , iGO etc.
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^ Now you can go from North America to Europe without loading any more maps with the Garmin's transatlantic nuvi 370 Personal Travel Assistant.
  • Nuvi 370 Pocket Vehicle GPS Navigator & Personal Travel Assistant w/ European Maps at Topchoice Digital 9 January 2010 17:13 UTC www.topchoicedigital.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Nuvi 370 Pocket Vehicle GPS Navigator & Personal Travel Assistant w/ European Maps at Camera Addict 9 January 2010 17:13 UTC www.cameraaddict.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Now you can go from North America to Europe without loading any more maps with the Garmin's transatlantic nuvi 670 Personal Travel Assistant.
  • AMPhotoWorld.com - Garmin Nuvi 670 Pocket Vehicle GPS Navigator & Personal Travel Assistant 9 January 2010 17:13 UTC wwww.aandmphotoworld.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

showing road conditions and 2D or 3D environments.

Ruggedized PDAs

.For many years businesses and government organizations have relied upon rugged PDAs also known as enterprise digital assistants (EDAs) for mobile data applications.^ Personal digital assistant (PDA) cases have been in use for years.
  • Personal digital assistant protection system - Patent 7088578 9 January 2010 17:13 UTC www.freepatentsonline.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Personal Data Assistant : see PDA .

^ Personal Digital Assistant : see PDA .

.Typical applications include supply chain management in warehouses, package delivery, route accounting, medical treatment and record keeping in hospitals, facilities maintenance and management, parking enforcement, access control and security, capital asset maintenance, meter reading by utilities, and "wireless waitress" applications in restaurants and hospitality venues.^ Typical applications include supply chain management in warehouses, package delivery, route accounting, medical treatment and record keeping in hospitals, facilities maintenance and management, parking enforcement, access control and security, capital asset maintenance, meter reading by utilities, and "wireless waitress" applications in restaurants and hospitality venues.
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^ WardWatch organizes medical records to remind doctors making ward rounds of information such as the treatment regimens of patients and programs.
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^ Future applications will likely include use of the PDAs to report adverse drug reactions and medication errors as well as to carry useful templates—such as treatment planning information—and seclusion and restraint documentation guidelines.
  • Clinical Computing: Use of a Personal Digital Assistant in Reducing Medication Error Rates -- Grasso and Genest 52 (7): 883 -- Psychiatr Serv 9 January 2010 17:13 UTC ps.psychiatryonline.org [Source type: Academic]

.A common feature of EDAs are the integration of Data Capture devices like Bar Code, RFID and Smart Card Readers.^ Top ] Expansion -- Smart Media: A very small card used for data storage.
  • eXpertRef for Choosing a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) 9 January 2010 17:13 UTC www.expertise2go.com [Source type: Reference]

^ MSCMDM 2008 also features encryption of storage card data, providing protection to sensitive information ...

^ Magnetic Stripe Reader (MSR) Available with MSR that reads up to three tracks of data from credit or loyalty cards.
  • http://www.motorola.com/Business/US-EN/Business+Product+and+Services/Mobile+Computers/Handheld+Computers/MC55_US-EN 9 January 2010 17:13 UTC www.motorola.com [Source type: Academic]

Medical and scientific uses

.In medicine, PDAs have been shown to aid diagnosis and drug selection and some studies have concluded that their use by patients to record symptoms improves the effectiveness of communication with hospitals during follow-up.^ Participants will continue to log using the PDA during the 2nd 6-months for follow-up.
  • PDA+: A Personal Digital Assistant for Obesity Treatment - Full Text View - ClinicalTrials.gov 9 January 2010 17:13 UTC clinicaltrials.gov [Source type: Academic]

^ In medicine, PDAs have been shown to aid diagnosis and drug selection and some studies have concluded that their use by patients to record symptoms improves the effectiveness of communication with hospitals during follow-up.
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^ Nurses, in a study by Davenport (2004), stated the benefits of using PDAs in clinical practice were “having quick access to a current drug database and nursing reference books…ability to manage patient and procedure information…bedside data entry… data collection for research and teaching… and improved team communication” (p.
  • Making a Case for Personal Digital Assistant 9 January 2010 17:13 UTC ojni.org [Source type: Academic]

.A range of resources have been developed to cater for the demand from the medical profession which supply drug databases, treatment information and relevant news in formats specific to mobile devices and services such as AvantGo translate medical journals into readable formats and provide updates from journals.^ A range of resources have been developed to cater for the demand from the medical profession which supply drug databases, treatment information and relevant news in formats specific to mobile devices and services such as AvantGo translate medical journals into readable formats and provide updates from journals.
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^ A medication information database, which included information on drug interactions, was installed.
  • Clinical Computing: Use of a Personal Digital Assistant in Reducing Medication Error Rates -- Grasso and Genest 52 (7): 883 -- Psychiatr Serv 9 January 2010 17:13 UTC ps.psychiatryonline.org [Source type: Academic]

^ In the US, drug databases have been developed by "eProcrates".
  • eMJA: Wilcox & La Tella, The personal digital assistant: a new medical instrument for the exchange of clinical information at the point of care 9 January 2010 17:13 UTC www.mja.com.au [Source type: Academic]

.WardWatch organizes medical records to remind doctors making ward rounds of information such as the treatment regimens of patients and programs.^ WardWatch organizes medical records to remind doctors making ward rounds of information such as the treatment regimens of patients and programs.
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^ Such information can be translated and projected as information across timelines, electronic terrain, news layouts or other forms that the reader makes relevant.

^ At St John’s Hospital in Scotland doctors on ward rounds have access to each patient’s admission details, pathology laboratory test results and notes from previous ward rounds, as well as reference documents.
  • The Doctor’s PDA and Smartphone Handbook: Personal digital assistant « Mohammad Al-Ubaydli’s blog 9 January 2010 17:13 UTC blog.mo.md [Source type: General]

.Finally, Pendragon and Syware provide tools for conducting research with mobile devices, and connecting to a central server allowing the user to enter data into a centralized database using their PDA. Additionally, Microsoft Visual Studio and Sun Java provide programming tools for developing survey instruments on the handheld.^ PocketSensei Developer of software tools for Palm handheld devices.
  • PDA Software Information | Business.com 9 January 2010 17:13 UTC www.business.com [Source type: General]

^ This data was being collected manually on a data collection tool and then entered into a Microsoft Access database.
  • THE USE OF A PERSONAL DIGITAL ASSISTANT (PDA) FOR ONGOING DATA COLLECTION SAVES SIGNIFCANT TIME IN A LARGE, URBAN, TERTIARY CARE FACILITY 9 January 2010 17:13 UTC www.cardinal.com [Source type: Academic]

^ How do I connect to a Microsoft server from RedRover?
  • CIT: RedRover Frequently Asked Questions 9 January 2010 17:13 UTC www.cit.cornell.edu [Source type: General]

.These development tools allow for integration with SQL databases that are stored on the handheld and can be synchronized with a desktop/server based database.^ The ability to store and conveniently display drug databases and clinical texts garnered early popularity for these devices.
  • BioMed Central | Full text | Prospective, randomized evaluation of a personal digital assistant-based research tool in the emergency department 9 January 2010 17:13 UTC www.biomedcentral.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Each NTDIU-based or MISU-based integration defined on the CallXpress server is limited to 64 ports; adding port capacity requires that a second integration of the same type be defined.
  • Personal Assistant Specifications 9 January 2010 17:13 UTC www.avst.com [Source type: Reference]

^ This software synchronizes these handhelds to other personal information managers which are not supported by the PDA manufacturers, such as GoldMine ?
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.Recently the development of Sensor Web technology has led to discussion of using wearable bodily sensors to monitor ongoing conditions like diabetes and epilepsy and alerting medical staff or the patient themselves to the treatment required via communication between the web and PDAs.^ Recently the development of Sensor Web technology has led to discussion of using wearable bodily sensors to monitor ongoing conditions like diabetes and epilepsy and alerting medical staff or the patient themselves to the treatment required via communication between the web and PDAs.
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^ Medication error reduction and the use of PDA technology.
  • Personal digital assistant–based drug information sources: potential to improve medication safety 9 January 2010 17:13 UTC www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov [Source type: Academic]

^ Most universal PDA keyboards use infrared technology because many older PDAs have it, and infrared technology is low-cost and has the advantage of being permitted aboard aircraft.
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Educational uses

.As mobile technology becomes more common, it is increasingly being used as a learning tool.^ Most universal PDA keyboards use infrared technology because many older PDAs have it, and infrared technology is low-cost and has the advantage of being permitted aboard aircraft.
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^ With the recent development and implementation of handheld computer technology, more recent investigators have addressed the use of mobile computing solutions in surgical practice.
  • Arch Facial Plast Surg -- Rhinoplasty Perioperative Database Using a Personal Digital Assistant, Sep-Oct 2004, Kotler 6 (5): 321 9 January 2010 17:13 UTC archfaci.ama-assn.org [Source type: Academic]

^ Medical staff members, including those who had been most apprehensive about using the new system, became more confident in the use of computer-based technologies as effective tools for improving patient care.
  • Clinical Computing: Use of a Personal Digital Assistant in Reducing Medication Error Rates -- Grasso and Genest 52 (7): 883 -- Psychiatr Serv 9 January 2010 17:13 UTC ps.psychiatryonline.org [Source type: Academic]

.Some educational institutions have integrated PDAs into their teaching practices (MLearning).^ Educational institutes have commenced a trend of integrating PDAs into their teaching practices ( mobile learning ).
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^ Today's nursing students are not only comfortable, but also adept at managing the capabilities of the PDA. Nursing educators must become comfortable with and learn to incorporate this tool into the learning options of future nurses.
  • personal digital assistant and its future in nursing, The | Kansas Nurse | Find Articles at BNET 9 January 2010 17:13 UTC findarticles.com [Source type: General]

^ Some useful resources for use of PDAs in medical practice are listed in Box 4 .
  • eMJA: Wilcox & La Tella, The personal digital assistant: a new medical instrument for the exchange of clinical information at the point of care 9 January 2010 17:13 UTC www.mja.com.au [Source type: Academic]

.PDAs and handheld devices are commonly allowed in the classroom for digital note taking.^ PDAs and handheld devices have recently allowed for digital note taking.
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^ Web Listings Personal digital assistant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia A personal digital assistant ( PDA ) is a mobile device, also known as a palmtop ....
  • Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) GPS | Business.com 9 January 2010 17:13 UTC www.business.com [Source type: General]

^ Personal Digital Assistant; a sophisticated handheld device with advanced display facilities and a range of business-oriented software programs .
  • P ~ GSM World 9 January 2010 17:13 UTC www.gsm.org [Source type: Reference]
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.Students can spell-check, modify, and amend their class notes or e-notes.^ This has increased student’s productivity by allowing individuals to quickly spell-check, modify, and amend their class notes or e-notes.
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.Some educators distribute course material through the use of the internet connectivity or infrared file sharing functions of the PDA. Textbook publishers have begun to release e-books, or electronic textbooks, which can be uploaded directly to a PDA, reducing the number of textbooks students must carry.^ Educators are currently able to distribute course material through the use of the internet connectivity or infrared file sharing functions of the PDA. With concerns to class material, textbook publishers have begun to release e-books, or electronic textbooks, which can be uploaded directly to a PDA. This then lessens the effort of carrying multiple textbooks at one time.
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^ There are also full-size foldable keyboards available that plug directly, or use wireless technology to interface with the PDA and allow for normal typing.
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^ Many mid-range and superior PDAs have Wi-Fi / WLAN / 802.11 -connectivity, used for connecting to Wi-Fi hotspots or wireless networks.
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.Software companies have developed programs to meet the instructional needs of educational institutions such as dictionaries, thesauri, word processing software, encyclopedias and digital planning lessons.^ Simple programs such as dictionaries, thesauri, and word processing software are important to the digital note taking process.
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^ To meet the instructive needs sought by educational institutes, software companies have developed programs with the learning aspects in mind.
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^ Software companies such as Scantron Corp.
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.The increase in mobility of PDAs have caused some problems for school boards and educational institutions.^ With the increase in mobility of PDAs, school boards and educational institutes have now encountered issues with these devices.
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^ Some PDAs accept data from a keyboard and most have a graffiti board where the user writes with a stylus on the PDA and it interprets it onto the screen.
  • personal digital assistant and its future in nursing, The | Kansas Nurse | Find Articles at BNET 9 January 2010 17:13 UTC findarticles.com [Source type: General]

^ A potential problem with electronic data collection devices, including the PDA, is that lack of computer literacy may cause some patients to prefer paper forms to computerized versions [ 17 ].
  • Serial personal digital assistant data capture of health-related quality of life: A randomized controlled trial in a prostate cancer clinic 9 January 2010 17:13 UTC www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov [Source type: Academic]

.School boards are now concerned about students utilizing the internet connectivity to share test answers or to gossip during class time.^ School boards are now concerned with students utilizing the internet connectivity to share test answers or to gossip during class time, which creates disruptions.
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^ Educators are currently able to distribute course material through the use of the internet connectivity or infrared file sharing functions of the PDA. With concerns to class material, textbook publishers have begun to release e-books, or electronic textbooks, which can be uploaded directly to a PDA. This then lessens the effort of carrying multiple textbooks at one time.
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^ Many school boards have modernized their computer policies to address these new concerns.
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.Many school boards have modernized their computer policies to address these new concerns.^ But I expect these will come as this new model for computing gains acceptance.
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^ No policies prevent PDA use although these schools lag behind other disciplines in utilization.
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^ These are issues that need to be addressed to increase comfort supporting the use of all types of computers by the greatest portion of the population.
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.Software companies such as Scantron Corp.^ Software companies such as Scantron Corp.
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have now created programs for distributing digital quizzes which disables the infrared function on .PDAs, which eliminates the possibility of information sharing between students during the examination.^ In group practices or during hospital ward rounds, the PDAs of each team member can be synchronised and patient information beamed in an efficient "electronic handover".
  • eMJA: Wilcox & La Tella, The personal digital assistant: a new medical instrument for the exchange of clinical information at the point of care 9 January 2010 17:13 UTC www.mja.com.au [Source type: Academic]

^ Most PDAs are used in conjunction with a desktop computer or server to share information such as contact lists, datebook entries, e-mail, and files.
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^ Recognizing that information needs of trainees may differ from those of attending physicians 3 , we hypothesized that use patterns of PDAs would differ significantly between these groups.
  • Survey Assessment of Personal Digital Assistant Use among Trainees and Attending Physicians 9 January 2010 17:13 UTC jamia.bmj.com [Source type: Academic]

.Many colleges, however, encourage the use of PDAs, and some business, nursing, and physician assistant (PA) programs even require them.^ The first SON to require the use of PDAs.
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^ Many colleges encourage the use of PDAs.
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^ This program can be used as assistant in email...
  • Assistant Manager Software - e-Daily Assistant, Personal Assistant, Ultra Hal Assistant, Dive Assistant - Pocket PC Edition 2008 9 January 2010 17:13 UTC finaldownload.com [Source type: General]

Sporting uses

.PDAs may also be used by music enthusiasts.^ PDAs can be used by road rally enthusiasts.
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^ PDA's may also be used by music enthusiasts.
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^ People with vision, hearing, mobility, and speech impairments may be able to use PDAs on a limited basis, and this may be enhanced by the addition of accessibility software (e.g.
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.They can be used to play a variety of file formats (unlike most MP3 Players) during physical exercise (e.g.^ They can be used to play a variety of file formats (unlike most MP3 Players ) during physical exercise (e.g.
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^ Unlike portable computers, most PDAs began as pen-based devices that used a stylus rather than a keyboard for input.
  • Wireless Glossary: Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) 9 January 2010 17:13 UTC www.devx.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Most PDAs are used in conjunction with a desktop computer or server to share information such as contact lists, datebook entries, e-mail, and files.
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running), unlike certain larger devices such as laptops.
.PDAs can be used by road rally enthusiasts.^ PDAs can be used by road rally enthusiasts.
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^ PDA's may also be used by music enthusiasts.
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.PDA software can be used for calculating distance, speed, time, and GPS navigation as well as unassisted navigation.^ PDA software can be used for calculating distance, speed, time, and GPS navigation as well as unassisted navigation.
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^ People with vision, hearing, mobility, and speech impairments may be able to use PDAs on a limited basis, and this may be enhanced by the addition of accessibility software (e.g.
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^ Many PDAs are used in car kits and are fitted with differential Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers to provide realtime automobile navigation.
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.PDA's may be used to plan decompression dive profiles, use of mixtures up to 100% oxygen with programmes such as V-planner.^ PDA's may also be used by music enthusiasts.
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^ Future applications will likely include use of the PDAs to report adverse drug reactions and medication errors as well as to carry useful templates—such as treatment planning information—and seclusion and restraint documentation guidelines.
  • Clinical Computing: Use of a Personal Digital Assistant in Reducing Medication Error Rates -- Grasso and Genest 52 (7): 883 -- Psychiatr Serv 9 January 2010 17:13 UTC ps.psychiatryonline.org [Source type: Academic]

^ People with vision, hearing, mobility, and speech impairments may be able to use PDAs on a limited basis, and this may be enhanced by the addition of accessibility software (e.g.
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Nitrox, Trimix, TriOx, HeliOx, OC, SCR, CCR, RB80, KISS and multilevel dives.

PDA for people with disabilities

.PDAs offer varying degrees of accessibility for people with differing abilities, based on the particular device and service.^ PDAs offer varying degrees of accessibility for people with differing abilities, based on the particular device and service.
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^ People with vision, hearing, mobility, and speech impairments may be able to use PDAs on a limited basis, and this may be enhanced by the addition of accessibility software (e.g.
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^ You may be able to use your existing e-mail service with your PDA. For example, AOL has a special version of AOL Mail that works with Palm devices, Windows CE, and Windows Pocket PC-based PDAs.
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.People with vision, hearing, mobility, and speech impairments may be able to use PDAs on a limited basis, and this may be enhanced by the addition of accessibility software (e.g.^ People with vision, hearing, mobility, and speech impairments may be able to use PDAs on a limited basis, and this may be enhanced by the addition of accessibility software (e.g.
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^ PDA's may also be used by music enthusiasts.
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^ PDA software can be used for calculating distance, speed, time, and GPS navigation as well as unassisted navigation.
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.speech recognition for verbal input instead of manual input).^ Ultra Hal Assistant even has built in speech recognition so that you can speak to Hal out loud instead of typing.
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.Universal design is relevant to PDAs as well as other technology, and a viable solution for many user-access issues, though it has yet to be consistently integrated into the design of popular consumer PDA devices.^ Universal design is relevant to PDAs as well as other technology, and a viable solution for many user-access issues, though it has yet to be consistently integrated into the design of popular consumer PDA devices.
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^ Most universal PDA keyboards use infrared technology because many older PDAs have it, and infrared technology is low-cost and has the advantage of being permitted aboard aircraft.
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^ Top ] Synchronizing PDAs with PCs: Moving information between a PDA and desktop or notebook PC requires software on both devices as well as an electronic connection.
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.PDAs have recently become quite useful in the Traumatic brain injury/Posttraumatic stress disorder population, especially seen in troops returning home from Operation Iraqi Freedom(OIF)/Operation Enduring Freedom(OEF).^ Windows Mobile, the PDA OS from Microsoft, has seen its market share improve over recent years.
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^ A recent survey found that 30% of family practice resident programs are requiring residents to use PDAs for information management.
  • The Effect of Point-of-Care Personal Digital Assistant Use on Resident Documentation Discrepancies -- Carroll et al. 113 (3): 450 -- Pediatrics 9 January 2010 17:13 UTC pediatrics.aappublications.org [Source type: Academic]

^ PDA technology has recently seen a significant increase in its processing power and communication capability.
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.PDAs address memory issues and help these men and women out with daily life organization and reminders.^ PDAs address memory issues and help these men and women out with daily life organization and reminders.
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^ Occupational therapists have taken on a crucial role within this population helping these veterans return to the normalcy of life they once had.
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^ While these devices may be suitable for the particular purpose to which they address, they are not as suitable for protecting a PDA along with receiving various PDA accessories.
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.As of quite recently, the Department of Veterans' Affairs (VA) has begun issuing thousands of PDAs to troops who present the need for them.^ As of quite recently, the Department of Veterans' Affairs (VA) has begun issuing thousands of PDAs to troops who present the need for them.
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^ Keywords provided by Department of Veterans Affairs: .
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^ PDAs have recently become quite useful in the Traumatic Brain Injury / Posttraumatic Stress Disorder population, especially seen in troops returning home from Operation Iraqi Freedom(OIF)/Operation Enduring Freedom(OEF).
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.Occupational therapists have taken on a crucial role within this population helping these veterans return to the normality of life they once had.^ Occupational therapists have taken on a crucial role within this population helping these veterans return to the normalcy of life they once had.
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^ PDAs address memory issues and help these men and women out with daily life organization and reminders.
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Popular consumer PDAs

Discontinued

Rugged PDAs

See also

References

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Simple English

A personal digital assistant (PDA) is a handheld computer. Personal digital assistants were designed to replace non-electronic day planners. Many PDAs can work as an address book, a calculator, a clock, and a calendar. Some also have games on them. Newer PDAs have Wi-Fi, touch screens, can read e-mail, record video, play music, etc.

Contents

=Processor

= PDA's processor is a chip which makes the device work. PDAs can have different processors depending on their speed. If access to the Internet, GPS, or video recording are needed, the PDA needs to have a fast processor.

Memory

PDA stores data and applications on RAM memory(Random Access Memory). It is a memory card inside the device. PDAs can also use SD (Secure Digital), SDIO and MMS cards. These are easy to remove and are called flash memory cards. USB flash drives can be used to add more memory.

Memory capacity guide
16MBcan contain simple data such as contacts and text files.
32MBallows to use e-mail and office programs.
64MBcan access Internet and play video, images, music.
128MB+recommended for Internet access, makes PDA work better, and easily plays music, images and video (multimedia).

Screen

Most PDAs have touch screens. This means that the device has less buttons or has no buttons at all. Usually PDAs come with removable 'pen' (stylus) with which the screen is touched. The pen acts like a mouse for desktop PCs or like a touch pad for laptops. For other PDAs a finger is used instead of the pen.

Battery

PDAs are powered by batteries. There are two types of batteries: removable and fixed. Older PDAs used alkaline batteries which the user would have to take out and replace when they ran out. Most new PDAs have Li-ion batteries. These batteries are rechargeable. PDAs use more battery power when playing video, accessing Internet or transferring data using Bluetooth. Large and bright screens also take more power. This makes the battery run out faster.

Connection

A PDA can communicate with other devices, PDAs, PCs, etc. This is made with the help of infrared (IrDA) port or with Bluetooth. Due to this ability the devices can transfer data, download music, images, video, games, etc.

Synchronization

Synchronization means having the same data on both the PDA and a PC. When changes are made on either the PDA or the PC, when they are synchronized, these changes made to data on one of them are also made the data on the other. The synchronization also prevents the loss of the stored information.

Adaptation (Customization)

Customization is adding more memory, miniature keyboards, etc to the PDA. Customization also can be putting other software (download Internet programs) on the PDA device.

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