University of Michigan computer scientists show first complete millimeter-scale computing system, In your Eye Ohio State and Penn State!

| February 27, 2011 | Reply

University of Michigan computer scientists and engineers are at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference in San Francisco last Tuesday, unveiled a ” prototype implantable eye pressure monitor for glaucoma patients and a compact radio for wireless sensor networks”. Why is this impressive you might ask? The tiny package is just over 1 cubic millimeter in size and includes an ultra-low-power microprocessor, a thin-film battery, a solar cell, memory, a pressure sensor, and a wireless radio with an antenna. Yep you read that right, its 1 cubic a millimeter computer that goes onto an eye.

CNET and the Michigan Team says:

“Millimeter-scale systems…have a host of new applications for monitoring our bodies, our environment, and our buildings,” said Professor David Blaauw in a news release. “Because they’re so small, you could manufacture hundreds of thousands on one wafer. There could be 10s to 100s of them per person, and it’s this per capita increase that fuels the semiconductor industry’s growth.”

We are one step closer to having eye implants folks, Minority Report anyone?

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