Whether or not it's a conscious choice, many of us may group sensing technologies into one of two categories:
- Sensors used an instrumentation tools in the development of a product or device, or
- Sensors used as embedded components that enable a feature.
As a result, some of us may fall victim to a silo mentality when it comes to evaluating certain sensor types. It takes engineering ingenuity to break down those silos, and realize that a single technology can function freely between these usage categories.
For example, thin, piezoresistive sensors for force and pressure – the sensing technology we manufacture here at Tekscan – offers endless opportunities for design engineers across all industries. In fact, for some companies, using the technology in the instrumentation of their design has actually laid the framework for a plan to integrate the sensor into their final design.
This free eBook titled "Mapping the Path to a Successful Device Design" shares real-world applications showcasing how our technology has helped design engineers "map the path" to innovation.