News Flash: Check out "Manufacturers Turn to 3-D Printing" - see how 3D printing is going from prototyping to full scall manufacturing. This additive manufacturing process is also used in micro maching, including MEMS packaging. Good overview article. Here is a great video on what 3D printers are (thanks Carrie, for the link): 3D Printing in Space?
Therapeutic MEMS Overview Learning Module
This Category includes the Therapeutic MEMS Overview Learning Module (Instructor guide, Participant guide and PowerPoint presentation).
The following SCME YouTube video can be used to support one of the therapeutic devices discussed in this learning module.
The Workings of the Retinal Prosthesis (5:08 minutes)
This is a short presentation that focuses on the retinal prostheses that uses an array of micro-sized electrodes that is placed on a patient's retina to pick up rays of light sent from a camera on the eyeglasses of the patient.
A narrated presentation is available on YouTube. Click the link below.
Therapeutic MEMS Overview Learning Module - Participant (Student) Guide
This learning module provides an overview of MEMS being used or being designed to prevent, monitor, or manage disease or disease specific problems.
In the activity you are asked to design a marketing brochure for a specific micro-sized device used to prevent, monitor or manage a disease.
Latest revision September 2014