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Micro-electrical mechanical systems: Using this microsystem technology, computers are connected to small mechanical devices such as sensors, valves, gearboxes, mirrors and controllers which are embedded in semiconductor chips. eingebettet sind. MEMS are used for example as acceleration measuring instruments in the airbags of motor vehicles. They are cheaper and more reliable than conventional technologies. When inflating the airbag following a registered deceleration, MEMS can take the height of the person to be protected in consideration.

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