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Celebrating the evolution of the pedometer!

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Originating in 18th century in Japan, early pedometers were basic pendulum mechanisms. Thanks to advancements in MEMS DC capacitive accelerometer technology, pedometers have transformed into advanced tools, offering detailed insights into our physical activity.

Once only used in aerospace and military applications, MEMS accelerometers were rapidly embraced by the electronics industry to revolutionize everything from vehicle airbags to laptop hard drives.

MEMS accelerometers offered advantages over older technologies, including higher sensitivity, greater accuracy, lower power consumption, and smaller size, making them ideal for developing innovative consumer gadgets, like smart watches, fitness trackers, and posture sensors.