Scientists from Columbia Engineering have developed a prototype of the smallest single-chip system in the world.
What is known?
The microchip has a volume of less than 0.1 cubic mm. That is, its dimensions are comparable to a dust mite.
According to scientists, such a microchip is intended for medical needs. Due to its size, it can be easily implanted into the human body with a medical needle. The chip is able to monitor body temperature, as well as breathing, blood pressure, and glucose levels.
“We wanted to see how far we could push the limits on how small a functioning chip we could make,” said study leader Ken Shepherd, a professor of electrical engineering at Lau Family and a professor of biomedical engineering.
The device has already been tested on mice. The engineers used ultrasound to power and transmit information.
Source: Columbia Engineering