Itsy-Bitsy Computer To Be Planted In Eyeballs

February 25, 2011


This is a tiny-ass computer. How tiny? That's a dollar coin in the picture. "Uh, I'm pretty sure that's a penny." Haha -- YOU WOULD KNOW, PEASANT! I only deal with big bills. Literally, they're piling up and the collection agencies start calling at 6AM. But enough about my financial security, this is a computer designed by the University of Michigan to be implanted in the eyeballs of glaucoma patients and monitor eye-pressure.

Patients with glaucoma get excess pressure in their eyeball, which can damage the optic nerve, leading to blindness. This needs to be monitored on a regular basis, and this could be much easier with this little device. It's being described as the first millimeter-scale computer and it's just one cubic-millimeter in size. Incredibly, it only consumes 5.3 nanowatts.

The computer is charged up by solar power and is able to transmit the data wirelessly.

Joking aside, I'm actually a glaucoma suspect and have to go to the ophthalmologist for yearly checkups because I have unusually large optic nerves (AND genitals, but he refuses to look at those). I'll probably never actually develop the disorder, but am I gonna let that stop me from smoking weed? No sir! Am I, Bongy? "Change my water." YOU SHUT UP.

Computer So Tiny, It Could Fit in Your Eye! [technabob]

Thanks to NASA Astronaut, how may have sent this tip from the space shuttle Discovery. You know, or lied. And to Joseph, who wants a tiny computer implanted in his ear to monitor when people are bullshitting.

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