Since 1981, Tekscan has been at the forefront in the research and development of ultra-thin force- and pressure-sensing technology for use across a wide range of applications. Scroll down to take a glimpse into our story.
Researchers at the MIT AI lab begin design for a new tactile sensor
The design leads to development of Tekscan’s initial proof of concept1981
First ultra-thin, foldable sensors developed with an etched flex circuit and hand-painted resistive ink
First packaged solution – T-Scan™ -- developed for dental occlusal analysis
Discovery of screen-printable conductive inks1983 - 1984
Company opens manufacturing facility in South Boston, MA
T-Scan is profiled by major technology media
Publicity leads to new opportunities in automotive and tire industries1985 - 1990
Focus turns to system development for medical & industrial applications
Single-point FlexiForce touch sensors introduced for OEM device developers1990 - 2000
FlexiForce touch sensors are integrated into a top-tier medical device
Partnership begins with Schering-Plough (now Bayer) to develop the Dr. Scholl's Custom Fit Orthotics retail kiosk2001 - Present
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