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SpaceRef: Millimeter-scale, energy-harvesting sensor system

Post by bystander » Wed Feb 10, 2010 7:16 pm

Millimeter-scale, energy-harvesting sensor system developed
SpaceRef.com - 2010 Feb 10

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A low-power, sensor system developed at the University of Michigan ... could enable new biomedical implants ... The UM system's processor, solar cells, and battery are all contained in its tiny frame, which measures 2.5 by 3.5 by 1 mm. It is 1,000 times smaller than comparable commercial counterparts.