Updated: 10/17/2017 by Computer Hope
Microsoft fingerprint scanner

Electronic device or object capable of detecting real-life conditions and interpreting what it has detected into data that the device can understand.

A good example of a sensor is a motion sensor that may be connected to a computer to help detect motion within a building. Other sensors may detect heat, light, radiation, and sound. The picture shows a Microsoft Fingerprint sensor and reader, a hardware device that allows you to identify yourself with the computer using your finger.

Fingerprint, Hardware terms