Force Sensor Embedded in Golf Training Device
When the makers of ShotWatch (Grip & Rip Technology), were seeking a thin, economical, repeatable and reliable force sensor to incorporate into their golf-training device, they found Tekscan. Once they incorporated a FlexiForce™ sensor into their prototype, they knew they had discovered the solution.
ShotWatch is a user-friendly, lightweight, and affordable device that is worn like a wristwatch during practice driving range sessions to help golfers develop swing consistency through instant feedback and muscle memory training. There are three key elements that ShotWatch records:
- swing speed
- grip pressure
The FlexiForce force sensor is the key to the grip pressure component. As grip on the club tightens, wrist pressure increases. Thanks to its small physical size, paper-thinness, and low cost, the FlexiForce sensor provides the non-intrusive force measurement capability needed to complete the device, which is now commercially available and used by golf pros and novices alike.
“Tekscan’s A201 sensor is working flawlessly in our product, and the grip pressure monitor feature is our most salient selling point.”
-Ted Caldwell, Grip & Rip Technology
Benefits of FlexiForce™ Sensors
- Ultra-thin sensor construction and flexibility means minimal interference/disturbance to normal action
- Accurate response gives your customers and end users confidence in the performance of your product
- Knowledgeable, experienced technical staff help you develop the most effective, economical sensor based on your specific requirements. All manufacturing takes place at ISO 9001 & 13485 certified Tekscan headquarters.
- 100% factory inspection ensures your sensors meet established performance specifications
Getting Started with FlexiForce Sensors
FlexiForce sensors are available off-the-shelf in packs of four or eight for testing and prototyping. Visit our online store to place an order, or contact us to discuss customization options with one of our engineers.