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vimalkumarp
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MEMS
vimalkumarp   2/10/2012 11:37:41 AM
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MEMS based accelerometers,. printhead of Ink jet Printers, MEMS based sensors and the latest is MEMS based barometers. Feynman was right, There's Plenty of Room at the Bottom...

Slycke
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Cool examples
Slycke   2/10/2012 2:44:16 PM
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During the past years supplying our MEMS enabled motion capture suit I and my colleagues at Xsens have seen some crazy innovative sports applications enabled by MEMS motions sensors. How about capturing full body 3D motion during actual skydiving, snowboarding and Kung-fu Jump Dragon performance for the 2008 Olympic opening ceremony! (http://www.xsens.com/en/entertainment/live-entertainment/2008-beijing-olympic-games) more videos of various application here: http://bit.ly/yETuvi and here http://bit.ly/AphLK7

I will discuss these applications and the tech behind in the upcoming Sensors in Design event. Hope to see some of you there!

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Mainstreaming of MEMS
Alexander Wolfe   2/11/2012 1:25:11 PM
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You've certainly tapped into a vein where there's lots of interest, Karen, judging by the comments here. I'll use my comment to put in a plug for the MEMS Industry Group (MIG), of which you're Managing Director.

I'll also redux the call for people to come to the MEMS in Sports session at Design News's Sensors in Design conference, which is part of DESIGN West the last week of March in San Jose. 

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MEMS In Sports
JackyJean   2/14/2012 3:18:19 AM
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Great Article Karen. I've watched the development of MEMS and the proliferation of these devices in my professional career. See you at the expo.

Karen Lightman
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Re: MEMS In Sports
Karen Lightman   2/14/2012 10:58:57 AM
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Thanks for the post, @Jack. I am really looking forward to our session on MEMS in Sports at Sensors in Design on March 28. 

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Re: Mainstreaming of MEMS
Karen Lightman   2/14/2012 11:00:46 AM
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Thanks for the plug, @Alex. What I find the best part of MEMS in sports is that it's finally relevant to folks like us - and it'll help us battle old age, immobility and improve our health and quality of life. And if we look cool doing it (using MEMS of course), so much the better! I am looking forward to Sensors in Design on March 28-29 as well! 

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Re: Cool examples
Karen Lightman   2/14/2012 11:01:54 AM
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Cool examples, indeed! Thanks for posting @Per and looking forward to seeing you in San Jose for our MEMS in Sports session at Sensors in Design. 

Karen Lightman
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InvenSense enters MEMS in Sports Arena
Karen Lightman   2/16/2012 10:09:51 AM
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Not sure if you saw this announcement from InvenSense (the darling of the newly IPO'ed) - they are entering the MEMS in Sports arena with a design kit for "The First Wearable Sensor SDK For Health And Fitness Applications Incorporating MPU-9150 The World's First Integrated 9-Axis MotionTracking Device"

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/2/prweb9194293.htm

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MEMs sensor used in archery
Allyson Donahoe   5/1/2012 10:27:00 PM
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Another great use of MEMS in sports equipment is the Velocitip Ballistic System used in archery.  The system is a 100 grain field point that fits on standard arrows that measures velocity.  When plugged into a hand held docking station the arrow tip provides instantaneous information on kinetic energy, momentum, trajectory and the arrow's drag coefficient. The info can also be downloaded to a PC.

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Re: MEMs sensor used in archery
Karen Lightman   5/2/2012 9:35:04 AM
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@Allyson - great addition! Yes I have heard of the Velocitip Ballistic System and I know that Analog Devices MEMS is in there too - very cool. I am sure that Olympic athletes are using them to train (archery?); but to hunters use them too? I am always curious about the market applications of these things... 
thanks again!

Karen 

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