Pressure Sensing Mat

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Pressure sensing mat.

The flexible and stretchable dielectric silicone sensors (DES) can be excellently integrated into textile substrates. By a freely determinable arrangement of many small sensor points, it is possible to realize an individual measuring surface with a high spatial resolution.

With the help of ASIC electronics, up to 40 measuring points can be recorded simultaneously with a high sampling rate of 50 Hz. The data can be sent wirelessly to a receiver for evaluation.

With such a measuring mat it is possible, e.g. to grasp the weight distribution on a seat or in a doormat. As a demonstrator, a mobile, rollable mat was developed, which can be used for (VR) device control or recording fitness exercises.

As a roll-up scale, it can be used for weight control.

Video: Pressure sensing mat | Dielectric sensor mat

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The flexible and extensible dielectric silicone sensors (DES) can be excellently integrated into textile carriers. By a freely determinable arrangement of many small sensor points it is possible to realize an individual measuring surface with a high spatial resolution. With the help of ASIC electronics, up to 40 measuring points can be recorded simultaneously at a high sampling rate of 50 Hz. The data can be sent wirelessly to a receiver for evaluation. With such a measuring mat it is possible, for example, to record the weight distribution on a seat or on a bed rest. A mobile, rollable scale was developed as a demonstrator, which can also be used to control the device by means of weight distribution.

 

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