The Flexible Force Sensor (FFS) from Diversified Technical Systems (DTS) Inc., Seal Beach, CA, is a 0.208 mm thick plug-n-play sensor that can measure the force between virtually any two surfaces. The sensor converts nonlinear resistance changes to a linear output voltage proportional to force. The active sensing area is 9.5 mm dia., standard force range is 440 N (100 lb.), optional force range is up to 4400 N (1000 lb.), and the sensor has built-in EMI, RFI, and ESD protection. A circuit module amplifies and linearizes the output. Applications include aerospace analysis, amusement ride testing, automotive safety, biomechanics, blast testing, embedded monitoring, impact testing, injury investigation, and sports and safety equipment.
Diversified Technical Systems (DTS) Inc.