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HP MEMS platform promises ultrasensitive sensors, on the cheap

8/16/2010 04:16 PM EDT
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re: HP MEMS platform promises ultrasensitive sensors, on the cheap
Robotics Developer   8/16/2010 9:36:00 PM
If the cost was truly low and the unit very small I could see the use of these devices in many places: every phone in a company (air quality,temp,humidity,fire,smoke, etc.), every room in the house (same list of monitored parameters), packaged with shipments of food/drugs to ensure safety/freshness (is already done to some extent), buried in fields/lawns to monitor water/soil conditions/bug infestations, just to name a few things. One thing that I did not see in the article was how to transfer or collect the data for use off sensor? This is needed to keep costs low, perhaps 2.4Ghz mesh networks?

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