Electronic systems are important to nearly every aspect of our lives. Spectacular advances in technology, design and development allow increasing capabilities to be put into ever-smaller electronic devices.
Just think about your mobile – a smart phone that can now make calls, take and send pictures, give you ultra-fast wireless internet access wherever you are and download, play and store 1000s of albums. It may even have specialist security features like fingerprint identity sensors and voice-activated operating systems. But your smartphone is much more than that. For example:
- it can be used in sports development to monitor specific fitness parameters and help athletes improve their performance levels
- it can be used in healthcare to help with diagnosis using software to allow doctors to gather, monitor and assess clinical data while patients are at home
These are just a couple of examples that showcase the impact and relevance of electronic systems. New approaches within optical computing and nanotechnology provide the potential for even greater advances.
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