Accession Number : ADD008189

Title :   Electronic Score Pad.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,


Personal Author(s) : Hamerdinger,Harry E ; Bitkowski,Thomas F ; Backman,Ronald L ; Mott,James G ; Dye,Charles M

Report Date : 12 Jan 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : A scoring system comprising a plurality of hand held programmable electronic score pads, a data interface device, and a general purpose computer. Students enter identifying data and answers into a data memory of the pads. Each pad subsequently is inserted into a data interface device whereupon the data memory is dumped, upon command, into a general purpose computer for analysis of the data and future presentation. The data is optically transmitted to the interface device which converts it to a format acceptable to the general purpose computer. Each pad has a multitude of features to facilitate data entry controlled by a microprocessor pre-programmed to sequence in a desired manner. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Data acquisition, *Man computer interface, *Data processing equipment, *Hand held, Microprocessors, Computer programming, Flow charting, Specifications, Network flows, Cost effectiveness, Trade off analyses, Memory devices, Achievement tests, Performance tests, Test methods

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE