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February 23, 2011 /  Nivea

Toward Computers That Fit on a Pen Tip

A prototype implantable eye pressure monitor for glaucoma patients is believed to contain the first complete millimeter-scale computing system.

And a compact radio that needs no tuning to find the right frequency could be a key enabler to organizing millimeter-scale systems into wireless sensor networks. These networks could one day track pollution, monitor structural integrity, perform surveillance, or make virtually any object smart and trackable.

via Toward Computers That Fit on a Pen Tip: New Technologies Usher in the Millimeter-Scale Computing Era

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