Force Sensors for Medical Devices

The thin, lightweight design of the FlexiForce™ sensor makes it the ideal force measurement solution for medical devices. The sensor provides quantitative data that enhances the tool's capabilities. This data allows surgeons and doctors to eliminate guesswork, improve patient outcomes, and increase consistency.

  • Drug Delivery Devices
  • Surgical Tools
  • Orthopedics
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Therapeutic Devices


Featured Video: Improving Medical Devices with Force Sensing Technology

How do force sensors improve medical devices? This 8-minute presentation will explore the exciting new trend toward designing smart medical devices that provide critical force feedback to eliminate guesswork, improve outcomes, and increase consistency. Presented on Behalf of Mark Lowe, Vice President of Sensor Business at Tekscan, Inc.

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Technical topics covered will include the unique advantages of force sensing resistor technology over traditional technologies such as strain gauges and load cells. We will highlight how thin and flexible sensors have enhanced a wide range of medical device applications to providing force feedback and make the products smart.

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FlexiForce™ Custom Force Sensors

Choosing FlexiForce for your embedded force sensor application carries a variety of advantages over the competition, including:

  • Superior linearity & accuracy (±3%)
  • Expert technical guidance in custom solutions
  • Wider range of forces
  • Sensor output is not a function of loading area
  • High temperature versions (up to 400°F) available
  • ISO 13485 Registered
  • Custom sensors are 100% tested to ensure they meet agreed-upon specifications.
  • We accept custom jobs with quantities as low as 1000 to as high as millions of sensors.

To learn more about FlexiForce sensors and our custom capabilities, visit our Force Sensor Page

Our Expertise

Our experienced engineering team works closely with you throughout each stage of the design process to ensure the best sensor design for your application. For customers who need custom application software to complement their sensors, we team up with trusted partners to combine our expertise and develop complete specialized solutions.

Products & Solutions

Custom Force Sensors

The unique construction and ink characteristics of FlexiForce™ sensors enable Tekscan to create custom-designed force sensors to meet your specific needs. Are you looking to integrate a force sensor into your medical device or application?

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FlexiForce™ Standard Sensors

FlexiForce force sensors can measure force between almost any two surfaces and are durable enough to stand up to most environments. Our sensors are available off-the-shelf for prototyping or can be customized to meet the specific needs of your product design and application requirements. The sensors are designed for use with your own electronics, multimeter, or our Quickstart Board.

Table IconFor a full view and comparison of sensor products, please visit our Force Sensor Product Table.



Custom FlexiForce™ sensors are integrated into various medical products from drug delivery to orthopedics. The applications are only limited by your imagination! Please see below for a few samples.

Featured Whitepaper

Set your product apart. Make it smart.


Why make your product smart? Smart products eliminate guesswork, improve outcomes, and increase consistency. By incorporating force feedback into your device, you give the operator increased control and accuracy in their work. FlexiForce™ sensors can be easily integrated into medical devices such as drug delivery systems and help improve surgical outcomes by quantifying force data that enables surgeons to make data supported adjustments.

Download our Whitepaper: "Improving Medical Devices with Force Sensing Technology" to learn how integrating force sensors improves medical devices and explore a variety of medical applications that benefit from force sensing technology.

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