Future Smart Devices Could Work On Neuron Technology
Having new technology come into the IoT (internet of things) is a daily affair, and with each development, there is always something impossible turning into a possibility. The latest is the introduction of neuron technology powered smart devices, which will work on similar lines to that of the human brain. The memory chip being developed is already sporting features like reliability of performance, longer retention time, and endurance. With the physical stretchability and flexible structure, experts say, will be well suited for future soft electronics attached to the clothes or body.
Every time we memories something, any piece of information from our environment, it gets transmitted in the brain, from one neuron to the other as an electro-chemical signal. Using this functioning as a source of inspiration, a group of South-Korean scientists at the Institute of Basic Science created a new memory, called the Two-Terminal tunneling random access memory (TRAM), whereby a couple of electrodes will be resembling communicating neurons of the brain. As per the TOI report, While mobile electronics like digital cameras and mobile phones use the so-called three-terminal flash memory, the advantage of two-terminal memories like TRAM is that two-terminal memories do not need a thick and rigid oxide layer.
“Flash memory is still more reliable and has better performance, but TRAM is more flexible and can be scalable,” explained Professor Yu Woo Jong in a statement. In collaboration with Sungkyunkwan University, researchers from the Centre for Integrated Nanostructure Physics at IBS devised this memory device. Flexibility and stretchability are indeed two key features of TRAM. In the future, TRAM can be useful to save data from flexible or wearable smartphones , eye cameras , smart surgical gloves and body-attachable biomedical devices.
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