Tekscan, Inc. Featured on BBC One's Hit TV Show, Bang Goes the Theory

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During an episode of Bang Goes the Theory, Tekscan’s Body Pressure Measurement System (BPMS™) was used to measure the impact forces that a seat exerts on one’s body during a car crash.

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Utilizing Tekscan’s Body Pressure Measurement System (BPMS™), the impact force and pressure that a seat exerts on one’s body during a car crash is analyzed. Bang Goes the Theory is a hit series that blends science and technology, testing scientific theory to answer tricky questions, perform unique challenges, and investigate present and future global issues.

Tekscan’s Body Pressure Measurement System was used in a low speed crash test to determine if rear-facing seats in an automobile are safer than those facing the front. The Tekscan sensor is placed in between host Jem Stansfield (aeronautical engineer) and the car seat. Watch as the sensor measures the difference in force and pressure put on his body, when riding forwards versus riding backwards, while crashing into a pole. Europe is currently reviewing whether to increase the age limit at which children are required to ride backwards, from nine months to around four or five years, as is law in Sweden.

The Tekscan BMPS System is used in many other pressure mapping applications, such as design and comfort testing for automotive seats and mattresses, as well as a sales tool for mattress retailers.

The series airs Monday nights on BBC One in the UK and Scotland, and then rebroadcasted Tuesday night on BBC Two in Northern Ireland and Wales. Visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcone for more information.

About Tekscan: Tekscan is the leading manufacturer of ultra-thin sensors and tactile pressure and force measurement systems. Their sensors and systems have been used in various applications in the industrial, medical and dental fields. Products range from simple force sensors to complete pressure measurement systems capable of sensing over 100,000 points. For more information on Tekscan or tactile pressure sensing technology, visit http://www.tekscan.com/industrial-pressure-measurement, call 1-800-248-3669, or email marketing(at)tekscan(dot)com.

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