Fingertip Pressure Sensors from PPS
Pressure Profile Systems (PPS) Inc.
August 17, 2006
Pressure Profile Systems (PPS) Inc., Los Angeles, CA, offers FingerTPS tactile pressure sensors that are designed to be worn on your fingertips and palm to measure the pressures exerted while you use a tool or perform some action. The capacitive sensors can measure pressures up to 10 lb. in 0.1 lb. increments and are <2 mm thick. They are mounted in a stretchable fabric for a snug fit on the fingers. Systems are USB powered for Windows PCs and are supported by software which displays and tracks time series, avg., and peak pressures. FingerTPS systems are currently available as a research and development kit, with up to 4 finger and palm sensors for each hand.
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