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The miniaturization of electronics continues to revolutionize the medical industry with tiny, swallowable devices and minuscule, implanted sensors. Researchers at Tel Aviv University (TAU) have kept the ball rolling with the development of a new micro-printing process that allows the production of flexible and energy-efficient microelectromechanical (MEMS) devices that can be safely used in the human body. Generally, MEMS come in two forms; sensors and actuators. The sensors convert movement or chemical signals into electrical signals, which can then be interpreted within the system, while the MEMS actuators work like any other actuator and convert a signal into mechanical movement. The membranes that are typically used to measure or produce the necessary movement are usually produced in a manufacturing process similar to that used in the semiconductor industry with silicon used as a base material for micro- and nano-sized components. (via Micro-printing process enables flexible, energy-efficient, biocompatible MEMS)

The miniaturization of electronics continues to revolutionize the medical industry with tiny, swallowable devices and minuscule, implanted sensors. Researchers at Tel Aviv University (TAU) have kept the ball rolling with the development of a new micro-printing process that allows the production of flexible and energy-efficient microelectromechanical (MEMS) devices that can be safely used in the human body. Generally, MEMS come in two forms; sensors and actuators. The sensors convert movement or chemical signals into electrical signals, which can then be interpreted within the system, while the MEMS actuators work like any other actuator and convert a signal into mechanical movement. The membranes that are typically used to measure or produce the necessary movement are usually produced in a manufacturing process similar to that used in the semiconductor industry with silicon used as a base material for micro- and nano-sized components. (via Micro-printing process enables flexible, energy-efficient, biocompatible MEMS)

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