The ‘micro-electromechanical systems’ technology consist of silicon-based microelectronics merged – at a nanotech scale – with micromachining technology. These ‘microsensors’ have powerful commercial applications that are revolutionising consumer and industrial products.
So far, MEMS technology has seen great success in environmental sensing contexts as these microscopic devices are used to detect the tiniest changes in the surrounding environment by measuring thermal, magnetic, mechanical, chemical, electromagnetic, and many more variations.
Embedded MEMS in the garments of tomorrow will allow the wearers not only to gain access to an extensive range of measurements relating to own personal biometrics but also give them the ability to receive micropayments on the blockchain. Payments for user generated data such as web traffic, devices usage, body movement, social media engagement, types of consumption and overall, the emotional responses correlated with the chemical changes for each of the above mentioned activities. Every bit of data we produce has a price.
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