University of Hertfordshire

  • Farbod Khoshnoud
  • Clarence W. de Silva
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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-20
Number of pages5
JournalInstrumentation and Measurement Magazine
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012


This is the final part of a three-part series on micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) sensor technology. In the first part, a general introduction to MEMS sensing was given including the underlying principles [1]. Biomedical MEMS sensors were described and the principles of bio-sensing in a typical set of biologically inspired sensors were presented. The second part discussed mechanical sensors and their applications [2]. Some important issues of MEMS sensors were addressed, including the need to compensate for environmental effects, the Casimir effect, harvesting of energy for self-powered sensors, and the subject of sensor selection.

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