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What is the Full form of PDA?- fullformatoz.com

What is PDA?

PDA is an obsolete handheld device used as a pocket computer or personal organizer which contains various organization features. 

PDA contains combined features of the fax machine, cell phone, web browser, address book etc. 

Newton Message Pad was the first PDA developed by Apple and was available in 1993. It took input with the help of a stylus. PDAs are not popular anymore since modern equipment like smartphone, tablets have replaced most of its features.

What are the applications of PDA?

Personal digital assistant can be used as one of the following ways:

  • Address books

  • Notepads

  • Appointment Schedulers

  • Wireless Communicator 

  • Word Processor 

  • Spreadsheet

  • Calendar

  • Personal Organizer

  • In warehouses for supply chain management 

  • By law enforcement agencies

Which device is better: PDA or smartphone? 

Smartphones are better than PDA because 

  1. Smartphones are wi-fi enabled whereas PDAs are not.

  2. PDAs have a limited number of apps whereas smartphones have unlimited apps.

  3. Upgradation of smartphones software is easier and customer care services are really good

  4. Smartphone don’t need a stylus to be operated

What are the uses of PDA in healthcare?

PDAs are still used in the healthcare industries. The uses of PDA are as follows:

  1. Used to load drug databases 

  2. Patients tracking becomes easier and updating the patient’s report becomes easier

  3. Electronic case report formation

  4. Updating information on PDA to be later analyzed in personal computer

  5. The store treatment information in clinical trials 

  6. Infection control audits within the healthcare environment

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