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Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) (also written as micro-electro-mechanical, MicroElectroMechanical or microelectronic and microelectromechanical systems) is the technology of very small devices; it merges at the nano-scale into nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS) and nanotechnology. MEMS are also referred to as micromachines (in Japan), or micro systems technology – MST (in Europe).
Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) devices that enable 3-D sensing on a single chip. "The silicon device, not much larger than Abraham Lincoln’s ear on a U.S. penny, contains microscopic elements about the width of a red blood cell that can be engineered to reach heights of hundreds of microns above the chip’s surface." Could be used with sensors to detect acceleration. From MIT Dept of Aeronautics and Astronautics and MEMSIC.
A Microelectromechanical system (MEMS) gear train manufactured on silicon. The larger gear at center is about 80 microns wide. (Institute of Micromachine and Microfabrication Research at Simon Fraser University) #