Canada-based XSENSOR Technology is noted for leading-edge solutions for automotive, medical and retail mattress industries. The 25-year-old company, located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, recently launched its high-speed impact technology XSENSOR is reportedly a game-changer, providing a tool for physical testing that verifies the performance of passive safety features to the minutest of measures previously unattainable for safety testing engineers. HS Impact sensors containing thousands of sensing points enables high speed data capture and impact data analysis detailed enough and fast enough to test whiplash impacts, seat belts, head rests and airbags.
The sensors capture high resolution data at over 2000 fps and allow safety engineers to visualize and measure interface pressures during and after the entire impact event. The sensors have been successfully tested with Tier 1 automotive manufacturers, leading independent test facilities and IIHS labs.
XSENSOR’s medical product line called ForeSite is designed to help clinicians prevent pressure injuries. Pressure monitoring systems for hospital beds and operating tables have sensors that show real-time body surface pressure, and monitor pressure over time to alert caregivers of the need to intervene.
One of the biggest factors affecting the continued health of wheelchair users is the safety of their wheelchair seating design. If elevated body surface pressures are not relieved, wheelchair patients are susceptible to tissue damage that can lead to the development of pressure ulcers. XSENSOR developed ForeSite SS (seating system) knowing that therapists rely on pressure mapping to develop effective pressure redistribution strategies for their patients.
One client, the Australian Paralympic Committee, with Quantas Airlines developed bespoke seating program ahead of Rio 2016. After identifying an issue with recovery time for their athletes after long-haul flights, the performance services staff launched this seating project that had seating clinicians and the AIC Paralympic Engineers use XSENSOR's ForeSite SS to custom design cushions that relieve pressure points to increase comfort and performance of each Australian Paralympic athlete.
ABC News: Long-haul flight to Rio made easier for Paralympians. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-09-16/measures-taken-to-improve-comfort-for-australias-paralympians/6780876
XSENSOR has also produced the REVEAL Mattress Recommendation system for mattress retailers which has become the most used retail mattress recommendation technology in the USA due to the improved customer experience it provides. With the live body map, customers can see what they feel, and the software gives an unbiased recommendation for the best mattresses for their body and sleep style. REVEAL has increased the store performance of hundreds of retailers.
XSENSOR Technology will be at the Sensors Expo in San Jose to demonstrate how leading-edge pressure imaging technology can be used in many applications: in ergonomics and biomechanics; sports performance and sports equipment; test and measurement; and for product verification, safety and impact testing, mattress sales and design, plus the medical space. Pressure mapping may provide the solution you are looking for.