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.

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