sábado, 26 de febrero de 2011

The world's smallest PC

Computers have reduced in size dramatically in recent years to such an extent that today it is entirely possible to have the processing power of an average computer in one of our pockets. However, according to researchers at the University of Michigan, has developed a computer with a volume exceeding narrowly cubic millimeter. Does your role? Be implemented as a measure of ocular pressure in patients suffering from glaucoma.



Glaucoma is an eye disorder regarded as the second most frequent charge that causes blindness worldwide. Technically, glaucoma has no cure, but there are different methods to control or minimize the effects of intraocular pressure. The possibility of an implant to measure directly the pressure may have seemed impossible to achieve a few years ago, but now, thanks to the dramatic miniaturization processes known in the computer, and the efforts of a group of researchers from the University of Michigan, and it is a fact. As a result, have developed the world's smallest computer.

The computer can store data about a week, which is transmitted to an external device (near the eye) for use by the patient. Although still several years away from being able to assess a commercial solution, the potential is great. At that scale, you could make thousands of systems each silicon wafer, and their applications could go far beyond medicine. Monitors structural integrity, air quality, and many other factors come into consideration. However, it is very significant that this kind of micro-computers come first to the world of medicine. Are many ills to cure, and technology must do everything possible to combat them.

16 comentarios:

  1. Nice post, very informative :)
    MC'd, scratchy scratchy?

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  2. saw this on gizmodo!!
    absolutely incredible =D

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  3. I'm really into pc's and this is a good blog, tho i think you should change the language of the blog to english since you are writing in english

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  4. nice, thanks for sharing.
    btw you should change the language to english as AnDubster said

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  5. this is one of the rare blogs worth following .. good job man

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  6. I love technology, yet people still think it is the devil even tho it saves countless lives

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  7. I don't know how people come up with this stuff.

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  8. That's in the gray area between amazing and creepy. Keep 'em comin'

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  9. We'll all be full of nanobots soon...

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