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Sunday, March 17, 2019

#401 Carry it on you, wear it...

Mentioning of sensors (previous blog) brings to mind portability and wearability of the current, and even more so, future generations of electronic and photonic devices. All that is needed is a device (sensor for instance) performing any given function (e.g. counting your steps), battery powering it up, and the means of wireless communication connecting it to the other electronic systems such as your smartphone.


In the light of the developments stressing portability, mobility, and on-the-go accessibility, permanent or temporary integration of ultra-light and ultra-low power, high-end semiconductor-based electronic and photonic devices and systems with clothes we are wearing and with our bodies (including implantation) is an aggressively pursued avenue of growth for semiconductor technology. 


And we are getting there (see examples). Consider smartwatch for instance which for all practical purposes is nothing less than the pretty advanced wearable computer in the form of a wristwatch.


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