Micro Electro Mechanical Systems – Tiny Machines – MEMS


MEMS. – ( Tek-Think) The stuff of science fiction. MEMS technology is used to make airbag systems safer to with the MEMS crash sensor as well as make images from video projectors and televisions sharper and hearing aids smaller. MEMS technology allows drugs to be delivered in micro-doses to patients automatically. Thin layers of material are deposited onto a base and the material is etched away leaving the micro circuit or actuator much in the same way electronic circuits are made.It makes you wonder what other type of tiny machines will be made in the future.