Some of devices (e.g. in communication, transportation, robotics, and entertainment) all based on the integration of MEMS with CMOS.
Perhaps the most exciting of these developments is the consumer electronics direction. In earlier generations, students were attracted to engineering because of railroads, automobiles, hamradio, etc. In this generation, it is likely to be devices like the Nintendo Wii that attracts them to engineering. The MEMS-based motion sensing capability on the Wii remote has distinguished it from other similar products, and is therefore an ideal way to attract students into engineering. In addition to the accelerometer, tilt sensors (such as in smartphones), shock sensors (such as in laptops), stabilization systems (in cameras) are all MEMS-based, and can excite the innate curiosity to attract students into engineering. To enable this, we propose and try building a gateway that not only explains how these sensors work, but can answer the natural questions that will arise in a curious young mind by enabling them to model, simulate and design such devices online.
This is PSUGAR, developed by Purdue