Researchers Develop Miniature Eye Pressure Monitor for Glaucoma Patients

March 2, 2011

Researchers at the University of Michigan have developed a prototype of an implantable eye pressure monitor for glaucoma patients that is believed to contain the first complete millimeter-scale computing system.

The entire device (which is only expected to become commercially available in several years) is just over 1 cubic millimeter. Yet,this tiny space contains an ultra low-power microprocessor, a pressure sensor, memory, a thin-film battery, a solar cell and a wireless radio with an antenna that can transmit data to an external reader device that would be held near the eye.

Read more about the device on the University of Michigan website.

 

 



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