World’s Smallest Injectable Chip

The world's smallest single-chip system, sits on the tip of a hypodermic needle
The world’s smallest single-chip system, sits on the tip of a hypodermic needle
Chen Shi/Columbia Engineering

The continuing miniaturization of electronics is opening up some exciting possibilities when it comes to what we might place in our bodies to monitor and improve our health. Engineers at Columbia University have demonstrated an extreme version of this technology, developing the smallest single-chip system ever created, which could be implanted with a hypodermic needle to measure temperature inside the body, and possibly much more.

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