Applications

Pressure and Force Measurement Applications

Tekscan's pressure and force sensors and measurement systems are used in a wide variety of OEM, Research and Development, and Clinical applications. If you don't see your application listed below, contact us to discuss the opportunity.

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Background Many rheumatologists perform joint assessments by manually exerting pressure on an area with their thumb or two index fingers to elicit a response. It is generally assumed that fingers will "blanch" at around 4 kg/cm 2 of force, which is then used as a benchmark for the physician to...
PressureQC InLine
Background In high-throughput processing – such as in bottling and food packaging industries – there are several twists, turns and other impacts a product encounters on its way to completion. Quality control personnel take precautions to make sure their systems are running as smoothly...
Force Feedback Glove for Motorbike Riding
Background As motorbike riders control the majority of a bike's functions with their hands (steering, adjusting the throttle, and using the front brake or clutch), hand dexterity performance is crucial for safe riding. Even minor changes to control inputs can cause a rider to lose control of their...
Background Following leg injuries and surgeries, it is critical for patients to reduce weight-bearing activity on their recovering leg and to gradually increase the weight they put on that leg over time. Taking these precautions helps bones and tissue heal correctly. Physiotherapists often help...
Hansen Disease Glove Diagram
Force Feedback Glove as Rehabilitation Solution Background: Over the past few years the World Health Organization has been nearing its goal to eliminate Hansen disease1 (also known as leprosy). Since most research and efforts related to the disease have been focused on prevention and discovering a...
Forklift
Ensuring Safety with Force Sensing Controls Background: According to OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Association, each year there are roughly 85 forklift fatalities and 34,900 serious injuries. Numerous safety regulations are put in place on an industrial floor to ensure worker protection...
Smart Walker using Force Sensors
Smart Ambulatory Device designed with FlexiForce™ Sensors Background: According to the present edition of World Population Ageing, globally, the number of older adults (aged 60 or above) is expected to more than double from 841 million people in 2013 to more than 2 billion in 2050. This...
Force Sensor-Enabled Rehabilitation Device for Rheumatic Patients
FlexiForce™ Sensors Improve Hand Rehabilitation Device In 2013, a group of bioengineers and rheumatoid specialists in Cagliari, Italy designed a low-cost medical device that monitors the hand rehabilitation of patients diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and Systemic Sclerosis (SS) . The...
Grip force measurement with robotic arm
Quantify Grip Forces with FlexiForce™ Accurate grip measurement has become increasingly important in today’s world of continued ergonomic improvement. Historically, there have been limitations with grip measurement. Load cells are expensive and bulky; pressure films relay only relative...
Tracking Speech Pathology with FlexiForce Force Sensors
Speech Pathologists Track Progression of Patient’s Speech Therapy with FlexiForce™ Traditionally, speech pathologists evaluate the health of orofacial muscles by asking a patient to contract their tongue against an imposed object, such as a gloved finger. In recent years, pathologists...

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