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.

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A Breakthrough Discovery is Made in Tactile Pressure Sensing Technology

Researchers at the MIT AI lab begin design for a new tactile sensor

The design leads to development of Tekscan’s initial proof of concept

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An MIT Group Forms to Develop Flexible Sensors with Pressure-Sensitive Ink

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 inks

1983 - 1984
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Tekscan Technology Patent is Filed, and Momentum Gains from Early Publicity

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 industries

1985 - 1990
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Forging New Opportunities with System Development, and Embedded Sensing

Focus turns to system development for medical & industrial applications

Single-point FlexiForce touch sensors introduced for OEM device developers

1990 - 2000
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Continued Growth and Commercialization

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 kiosk

2001 - Present

Armed with Decades of Knowledge and Expertise, Tekscan Continues to Grow its Diverse Portfolio of Packaged Systems.

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