Force & Pressure Sensors by Tekscan®
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FlexiForce®, a division of Tekscan
Inc, provides economical force measurement solutions to OEM and consumer markets. FlexiForce sensors
are ultra-thin, flexible tactile force
sensors used for Test & Measurement
and OEM applications. The FlexiForce
sensor is an accurate and cost-effective
solution for design engineers. These
force sensors are used in various
industries and applications including
medical device design, drug delivery
systems, surgical tools, and more.
Design engineers aim to create medical devices that are beneficial to both
a doctor and a patient. Medical devices that integrate thin, flexible force
sensing technology offer a range of
advantages that enhance the quality of
a device and the treatment it provides.
The ability of a device to provide
proper feedback to its user helps to
eliminate guesswork, increase consis-
tency and improves patient outcome.
The integration of FlexiForce sensors
into medical devices results in quantifiable and actionable data that enhances the quality of treatment a patient
FlexiForce sensors are designed
in various medical devices. These
devices are used for diagnostic, therapeutic, and surgical purposes. The
sensors allow a valuable communication between the user and the device,
resulting in a more efficient treatment.
For example, FlexiForce sensors are
designed into surgical grippers in
order to relay force measurement
messages back to the surgeon. Small
devices, such as grippers, allow the
surgeon access into parts of the body
not easily accessible by larger tools.
These smaller, lightweight devices
also make the surgery minimally invasive, which is a desirable feature in
the surgical field. The force sensors
integrated into the gripper allow the
surgeon to monitor closely the applied
pressures to the operative area, and to
adjust force properly throughout the
operation. This communication helps
to ensure a successful surgery and a
faster recovery process for the patient.