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Medical Design Briefs: Force-Sensitive Resistors Helping Make Medical Devices Easier to Use

With more and more patients electing to use home-use therapies for their medical treatment, ultra-thin force-sensitive resistors can capture important force feedback to improve the usability and effectiveness of small, smart medical devices.

Most medical devices, in some way, require a change in force to function. Whether this change in force is made manually by the patient, or made automatically by the device itself, embedding force-sensing capabilities into devices can go a long way in helping make these devices smarter, and easier for the patient to use on their own. This recent Medical Design Briefs article -- written by Tekscan's VP of Sensors Mark Lowe -- shares how ultra-thin force-sensing technology can help design engineers develop more patient-centric medical devices, without adding complexity to their design.

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