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Body Pressure Measurement System

Body Pressure Measurement System (BPMS™) for R&D

measure pressure distribution on support surfaces

Measure pressure distribution between the human body and support surfaces such as seats, mattresses, cushions, and backrests.

Full Body Pressure Mapping for Design and Testing

 

BPMS measures the pressure distribution of a human body on support surfaces such as seats, mattresses, cushions, and backrests. The thinness of the pressure mats enables the user to confidently incorporate the sensor into the application without altering the characteristics of the support surface. The combination of these factors enables precise measurement of the location and magnitude of peak pressures and overall pressure distribution patterns.

body pressure profile

Key BPMS Features:

 

  • Recording & playback of dynamic pressure images
  • USB connectivity to your computer
  • Fast (100 Hz) sensor scanning
  • Accurate, repeatable measurements
  • Real-time display of sensor data
  • Graphing and data analysis capabilities
  • Ultra-thin, durable & reusable sensors
  • High spatial resolution
  • Easy to set-up & portable




A Tekscan system consists of scanning electronics, software, and patented thin-film sensors. To learn more about our scanning electronics and sensor performance specifications, please visit our Sensor Technology page. Our qualified engineers will help you select the optimal system configuration to meet your application requirements.

 

BPMS Components

body pressure measurement system

Evolution® Handle(s) - Every Tekscan system uses specially designed scanning electronics called Handles or Cuffs. The electronics connect to the sensor, gather the data from the sensor, and then process and send this data to your computer via USB connection. 

 

BPMS Software CD

 

Tactile Pressure Sensor(s) - Sensor selection dependent on application 

 

*Components depend on system configuration.  Additional items may be included with your system purchase.

 

View Computer Requirements

Choose from a variety of Pressure Sensors

 

BPMS is built on a "modular" sensor construct concept. This means you can acquire a system in many ways from one pressure sensor up to eight. This allows you to grow your BPMS as your needs expand, thus protecting your initial investment.

 

Seating pressure Sensor Configurations


System Model

Sensor Model

(Qty)

Sensing Area # of Sensing Elements Spatial Resolution Pressure Range
BRE5315-1 5315 (1)

488.7 mm x 426.7 mm

(19.20 in. x 16.80in.)

2,016

1 sensel/cm2

(6.3 sensels/in2)

0-250 mmHg

(0-5 psi)

BRE5315-2

5315 (2)

488.7 mm x 426.7 mm

 

(19.20 in. x 16.80in.)

Two sensors with

above dimensions

4,032

1 sensel/cm2

(6.3 sensels/in2)

0-250 mmHg

(0-5 psi)

CER1 5330 (1)

471.4 mm x 471.4 mm

(18.56 in. x 18.56 in.)

1,024

0.5 sensel/cm2

(3.0 sensels/in2)

0-250 mmHg

(0-5 psi)

CER2 5330 (2)

471.4 mm x 471.4 mm

 

(18.56 in. x 18.56 in.)

Two sensors with

above dimensions

2,048

0.5 sensel/cm2

(3.0 sensels/in2)

0-250 mmHg

(0-5 psi)

BRE5350-1 5350 (1)

416.6 mm x 386.1 m

(16.40 in. x 15.20 in.)

1,558

1 sensel/cm2

(6.3 sensels/in2)

0-250 mmHg

(0-5 psi)

BRE5350-2 5350 (2)

416.6 mm x 386.1 m

 

(16.40 in. x 15.20 in.)

Two sensors with

above dimensions

3,116

1 sensel/cm2

(6.3 sensels/in2)

0-250 mmHg

(0-5 psi)


Mattress pressure Sensor Configurations


BRE5315-4 5315 (4)

1,950.7 mm x 426.7 mm

(76.80 in. x 16.80 in.)

8,064

1 sensel/cm2

(6.3 sensels/in2)

0-250 mmHg

(0-5 psi)

BRE5315-8 5315 (8)

1,950.7 mm x 853.4 mm

(76.80 in. x 33.60 in.)

16,128

1 sensel/cm2

(6.3 sensels/in2)

0-250 mmHg

(0-5 psi)

BRE5400-1 5400N (1)

578.0 mm x 884.0 mm

(22.76 in. x 34.80 in.)

1,768

0.3 sensel/cm2

(2.2 sensels/in2)

0-200 mmHg

(0-4 psi)

BRE5400-2 5400N (2)

578.0 mm x 1,768.0 mm

(22.76 in. x 69.61 in.)

3,536

0.3 sensel/cm2

(2.2 sensels/in2)

0-200 mmHg

(0-4 psi)

HMER3 5400N (3)

1,734.0 mm x 884.0 mm

(68.27 in. x 34.80 in.)

5,304

0.3 sensel/cm2

(2.2 sensels/in2)

0-200 mmHg

(0-4 psi)

HMER4 5400N (4)

2,312.0 mm x 884.0 mm

(91.02 in. x 34.80 in.)

7,072

0.3 sensel/cm2

(2.2 sensels/in2)

0-200 mmHg

(0-4 psi)

 

Body Pressure Measurement Software Features:

  • Capture dynamic pressure
  • Record pressure output
  • Play-back pressure "movies"
  • Display real-time and recorded data as 2-D and 3-D images
  • Display of pressure and force curves over time
  • Export ASCII file capability
  • Display data frame-by-frame, single, and/or multi-frame
  • Isolate and analyze specific regions
  • Display Center of Force and its trajectory
  • View and compare multiple tests simultaneously

 

The software is available in several languages including Spanish, French and German. View software languages available.

 

Body Pressure Measurement Applications

  • Support Surface Design
    • Amount of padding
    • Shape of seat or backrest
    • Contours of seat or backrest
    • Dimensions of seat
    • Firmness
  • Material Testing
  • Comfort Analysis
  • Longevity Studies
  • Ingress/Egress Studies
  • Psychology Studies

 

Industrial Bibliography

 

There have also been a number of research projects conducted where pressure measurement technology has played a crucial role.  For a list of research studies, download the Industrial bibliography.