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Modern Applications of Embedded Computers

A device which performs various tasks through the use of programs is known as a computer. Embedding is the act of attaching something to another one. Computers which do not work alone but are found on other devices are known as embedded computers. The embedded computer controls the functioning of the device. Another difference between general computer and embedded computer is that the general computer has the ability to carry out multiple tasks while the embedded computer can only perform one task. A user can install his/her own application software on a general computer but cannot do so on an embedded computer since its code is found on the ROM. The following are the modern applications of the embedded computers.

The healthcare industry makes a great use of embedded computers. The healthcare industry is one of the industry which has benefited from the improvement in technology. In order to offer quality healthcare services and ensure patients are satisfied, the embedded computers are used on various devices. Healthcare devices which have embedded computers are the wearable devices. The wearable devices which are worn on the wrist are able to determine the heartbeat, blood pressure, time and many more. The wearable devices do not use wires.

Home electronics make use of the embedded computers. The smart TVs are internet-enabled. One can also update the TV software online. This is facilitated by an embedded computer. The digital cameras have embedded computers. You will take photos with your camera, print them and even send them online. The features of the modern cameras are updated on the internet.

In offices, embedded computers are used. An example of an office device which has an embedded computer is a wireless printer. One is able to send documents to the printer via a wireless method such as Wi-Fi and the printer will print them. The printers also have a user interface where the user can input the quality and the number of copies to be printed. The embedded computers on the modern printers have led to the high-quality production of documents.

The embedded computers have eased industrial processes. Today, the industrial processes are more efficient. For instance, mixing of paints is done using machines which have embedded computers in order to ensure paints are mixed in the appropriate ratios. An automated teller machine also has an embedded computer. After interacting with the ATM through the use of the user interface, the ATM will dispense the appropriate amount of money.

Finally, embedded computers are used in automobiles. Today, driverless cars are being manufactured. The embedded computer will ensure that safe distance is maintained therefore no possibility of a crush. The comfort, sound systems, and braking of a car can be controlled by an embedded computer.

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