World’s smallest computer is only a square millimeter. This computer will be use for the treatment of the dangerous ‘Glaucoma black’ disease of the eye. A small computer system will be implanted in the patient’s eyes OR it will engraft. This will be monitoring the pressure which will be creating in the eye. This computer functions completely. There is an ordinary micro processor placed in this computer which is functioned with low power. Pressure sensor, memory, thin film battery, solar cell, and wireless radio with an antenna that can transmit data to an external reader device.
University of Michigan Developments:
Developed by researchers at the University of Michigan, which is expected to be commercially available in several years – is already being advertised as the future of the computing industry. Its originator – Professors Dennis Sylvester, David Blaauw and David Wentzloff – claim that as the device’s radio requires no tuning to find the right frequency it could link to a wireless network of computers. A system of such units could one day track pollution, monitor structural integrity, carry out observation, or make practically any object smart and traceable, according to the scientists.
Eye Treatment (Glaucoma Black):
The processor in the eye pressure observe is the third generation of the researchers’ Phoenix chip, which uses a exclusive design and an insignificant sleep mode to attain ultra-low power utilization. The latest system wakes every 15 minutes to take measurements and consumes an average of 5.3 nanowatts. To keep the battery charged, it needs revelation to ten hours of indoor light each day or 1.5 hours of sunlight. It can accumulate up to a week’s significance of information.
While this system is miniscule and comprehensive, its radio doesn’t provide it to talk to other comparable devices, which is a significant aspect for any system targeted towards wireless sensor networks. The researchers are convinced their tiny device will take off.