Resistive force sensor technology
Sensitronics is a leading provider of electronic force sensor technology.
Tangio Printed Electronics
The company which kick-started Tangio's endeavors in FSR, Sensitronics is one of the key companies in the space for force sensing, founded by Eventoff in 2001
Piezoresistive Sensors - Part 3 of 3
This final article in the three part series looks at emerging technologies in relation to piezoresistive sensors. It covers quantum tunnelling composite (QTC), interpolation for large area sensing, piezoresistive textiles and artificial skin.
Piezoresistive Sensors - Part 2 of 3
The second installment of this piezoresistive sensor series covers applications and markets. The third and final article will discuss the emerging technologies in this area.
The future of printed piezoresistive sensors
Sensing is an increasingly important application in printed electronics, partly because printed sensors can enable new ways to interact with machines and smart devices. In this article, IDTechEx takes a closer look at a well-established printed sensor technology: printed piezoresistive sensors.
Sensitronics has developed a large sensor array which they say is low-cost
Sensitronics is one of several companies making force sensing resistors. These sensors can be used for such applications as computer input devices, musical instruments, interactive toys, robotics fingertips, automotive, sports, or medical applications. Sensitronics is based on a licensing model. The company transfers the knowledge to licensed factories around the world where the sensors are produced. Sensitronics have recently designed new variants of their force sensors to better target specific applications.
Another manufacturer of force sensing resistor (using a licensing model)
Printed sensors: an overview
There is an increasingly greater need for a wide choice of sensors to make objects smarter, safer and more responsive. Printing is the natural way to process wet inks and pastes, and it is therefore no surprise that printing has been used to make sensors for years. But there are new materials appearing, taking advantage of the progress that have been enabled by printed electronics. The article gives an overview of what is currently happening in the field of printed sensors. In particular, we will overview main trends in commercialising printed glucose sensors, force and pressure sensors, image and light sensors, gas sensors and temperature sensors. We will highlight key companies commercialising each printed sensor type.
Other technology companies with patents in force sensing.
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