Pressure Mapping

Evaluate pressure data to assist with product design, manufacturing, quality, and much more

Pressure mapping technology quantifies the interface pressure between virtually any two contacting surfaces.

A pressure mapping system, composed of data acquisition electronics, software, and a pressure mapping sensor, provides not only critical contact data for deep analysis but also an insightful, real-time visual representation of the data.

The load placed on a pressure mapping sensor passes through scanning electronics, returning real-time data and insightful visualizationsThe load placed on a pressure mapping sensor passes through scanning electronics, returning real-time data and insightful visualizations

The actionable information can help you analyze pressure profiles, assisting you with product design and testing, process improvement, improving clinical and research outcomes or almost any imaginable use of the technology.

The Pressure Mapping Sensor

At the heart of our technology is a thin-film pressure mapping sensor.

Our ultra-thin, flexible sensors are available in a wide range of shapes, sizes, spatial resolutions, heat tolerances, and pressure ranges.

At 0.1 mm (0.004 in), the thinness of these sensors is unparalleled in the industry allowing for the truest interface pressure mapping possible, enabling you to conduct extremely detailed analysis of pressure data, including peak pressure and center of force.

A variety of pressure mapping sensors with inset showing sensor flexibilityA variety of pressure mapping sensors with inset showing sensor flexibility

Outside of our 200+ standard sensors for common applications, we can also manufacture to your custom specifications.

Pressure Mapping System Options

Couple data acquisition electronics and software to our sensors and you now have the primary components of a powerful pressure mapping system. Our offerings span almost limitless applications.

We offer a general purpose system that suits most applications called the I-Scan™. The I-Scan, our core product, is a versatile pressure mapping tool that comes in tethered or wireless configurations, has high speed scanning capabilities, and can be modularized and extended with software or hardware add-ons. Almost any of our sensors can be used with this system.

Some of the many possible insights provided by this system include:

  • Understanding pressure distribution in product design
  • Verifying forces and peak pressures between two components
  • Measuring external forces
  • Reducing failures & associated costs

The I-Scan: Tekscan's flagship pressure mapping system (laptop not included)The I-Scan: Tekscan's flagship pressure mapping system (laptop not included)

  • Verifying calibration of machinery in setup or maintenance
  • Improving repeatability of processes
  • Reducing downtime & improve yields
  • Improving quality inspection & control processes

Learn more about the I-Scan

Beyond the I-Scan, we manufacture specialized pressure mapping systems in specific niches. Several examples of these are below:

Body Pressure Mapping System (BPMS™)

For body pressure mapping applications, including seating & wheelchair, mattresses, cushions, backrests, and more

Body pressure mapping system


A research validated in-shoe pressure mapping system for foot function and gait analysis

In-shoe pressure mapping system


Tactile grip pressure mapping system that quantifies forces applied by the human hand while grasping objects

Grip pressure mapping system


A portable pressure sensitive mat for static & dynamic foot function, sway analysis, and more

Pressure sensitive mat

Nip Pressure Alignment Tool™

A system for measuring nip impressions between rollers in real-time

Nip impression pressure mapping system


Modular plantar pressure mapping system for gait analysis

Plantar pressure mapping system


A diagnostic dental occlusal analysis system that records a patient's bite force dynamics, including location and timing

Dental occlusal analysis system


Complete system for conducting tire tread pressure analysis

Tire tread pressure mapping system


Tool to evaluate wiper blade pressure distribution

Wiper blade pressure mapping system

How Can We Help You?

Do you have an application requiring the use of pressure mapping technology?
Contact us about our pressure mapping sensors and systems. Custom solutions are also available!