Applications

Force Sensing Communication Device
Force Sensitive System Helps the Speech-Impaired The Challenge: Effective communication is a difficulty faced by many people who have impaired speech along with a lack of hand control, which prevents them from writing or typing. The Solution: A team of students from Singapore Polytechnic and...
automotive door pressure measurement
Automotive Door Pressure Wind, noise, and water leaks in a new vehicle can be a significant source of customer dissatisfaction, create a perception of poor quality, and cause warranty expenses. Proper adjustment of hinges and door latches while the car is in the factory and the doors are being...
Automotive seat design with the BPMS System
Pressure Mapping Of Automotive Seats The Body Pressure Measurement System (BPMS ™ ) is widely used to "pressure map" people sitting on automobile seats and office chairs. The information gathered provides input for improving seat designs and comfort. The system is both dynamic and very...
Bed Monitoring System with FlexiForce Sensors
Force Sensitive Bed Monitoring for the Elderly Background: As force sensing technology continues to evolve, so can the quality of life for elderly people and their families. A group at Massey University’s School of Engineering and Advanced Technology recently investigated the feasibility of...
Bite Force Measurement of a Reptile
Quantify Lizard Bite Forces with Flexible Sensors Background : For the past seven years, a Montana family has gone to Desolation Canyon, Utah, for a white water rafting and camping trip. As years have gone by, they have noticed the large number of lizards living in the area and always wondered how...
Brake Pad with Pressure Sensor
Evaluate Brake Pad Pressure Distribution Difference in pressure pattern of inboard (piston side) and outboard (finger side) of brake page showing flexing of both pads The I-Scan ® pressure mapping system is a versatile research and development tool for brake system and friction plate...
Catalytic Converter Canning with Pressure Mapping
Improving Catalytic Converter Design & Handling With Pressure Measurement Tighter regulatory emission standards have forced manufacturers to design greater surface area into the catalyst to dilute emissions even further. Measuring the pressure applied in the assembly process has become more...
Civil/Geotechnical Engineering Pressure Measurement
Mortar mixture compression test Civil and Geotechnical engineers and researchers must consider the behavior of earth materials when developing designs and construction methods. A critical part of understanding this relationship and assessing risk is determining the force and pressure exerted when...
coil spring pressure measurement
Evaluate Coil Spring Pressure Distribution Engineers can take many approaches to designing coil springs. Some designers will clip the end of the spring "square"; creating a small high-pressure point at the end of the spring that transfers load eccentrically. Other designers bend the last coil to be...
Color Balancer Quality Controlled with FlexiForce
X-Rite Uses Custom Force Sensor for Product Testing Background: X-Rite is the global leader in color science and technology. Their expertise is in selecting, measuring, formulating, communicating and matching color. Challenge: X-Rite’s MA98 spectrophotometer is a multi-angle tool which...

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