Paper Electronics Devices
Recent breakthroughs at Harvard Labs have led to the creation of a paper based accelerometer that matches the sensitivity of silicon based MEMS accelerometers so common in air bags and the Nintendo Wii system.
The full article can be read on the IEEE website at Paper Accelerometer Could Mean Disposable Devices.
There are two major problems with manufacturing silicon based sensors. The first is the cost of the process itself and the second is the chemical waste and energy consumption. So devices based on this new approach are not only cheaper to make but also have significant Environmental Benefits.
In Paper Electronics Set for Breakthrough we see other applications described such as batteries. So there are potential benefits for both consumers and Electronics Manufacturers from these new Paper Electronics technologies.
Ray Keefe has been developing high quality and market leading electronics products in Australia for nearly 30 years. For more information go to his LinkedIn profile at Ray Keefe. This post is Copyright © 2011 Successful Endeavours Pty Ltd.