University Of Michigan Creates New Millimeter-Scale Computing System
A prototype implantable eye pressure monitor opens doors for advanced microcomputer technology.
Researchers at the University of Michigan have created the very first computer system that can work on a millimeter-scale dimension. While its purpose is purely functional and scientific — to be implanted into glaucoma patients' eyes in order to monitor internal pressure, the innovation speaks well of a potential future of advanced microcomputer technology for the improvement of human life. The University's News Service reports:
A prototype implantable eye pressure monitor for glaucoma patients is believed to contain the first complete millimeter-scale computing system.