DARPA ‘Smart dust’ aims to monitor everything

Smartdust[1] is a system of many tiny microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) such as sensors, robots, or other devices, that can detect, for example, lighttemperaturevibrationmagnetism, or chemicals. They are usually operated on a computer network wirelessly and are distributed over some area to perform tasks, usually sensing through radio-frequency identification. Without an antenna of much greater size the range of tiny smart dust communication devices is measured in a few millimeters and they may be vulnerable to electromagnetic disablement and destruction by microwave exposure.

Neural dust, or neural dust mote is a term used to refer to millimeter-sized devices operated as wirelessly powered nerve sensors. The sensors may be used to study, monitor, or control the nerves and muscles and to remotely monitor neural activity. In practice, a medical treatment could introduce thousands of neural dust devices into human brains. The term is derived from “smart dust”, as the sensors used as neural dust may also be defined by this concept.[1]

How Smart Dust Could Spy On Your Brain – MIT

Intelligent dust particles embedded in the brain could form an entirely new form of brain-machine interface, say engineers


‘Smart dust’ aims to monitor everything – CNN