Accelerometers are now the mainstay in wearable technology, why, because they are cheap to buy and cheap to run – now only consuming microamps of power. Rate gyroscopes are a close cousin that yield important but different metrics of human movement. Rate gyros traditionally have been a bit thirsty, but thanks to recent trends in development… Read More Gyro’s The Next Thing In Wearable Technology – Our Interview In Electronics Letters
— 4 February 2011—Tiny microscale accelerometers revolutionized car air-bag deployment systems in the mid-1990s. Costing a few dollars apiece and just a few millimeters wide, these sensitive microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) devices carved from silicon replaced a bulky, multicomponent deployment system that used to cost more than US $50. Now researchers at Harvard have fashioned a… Read More Paper Accelerometers. Really?