Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 5, 2011
Tekscan, a leading manufacturer of pressure and measurement systems, now offers a system with the ability to collect pressure and force measurement data from human hands and fingers without any cables connecting the subject to the computer! The Grip™ pressure mapping system measures and analyzes dynamic pressures and forces applied by fingers and hands while gripping, grasping, holding, moving, or lifting objects!
Improve Product Design and Minimize Product Waste by Quantifying Pressure & Force
Product designers and engineers can use the Grip system to improve the design, functionality, and ergonomics of a container, leading to increased customer satisfaction and sales. They can quantify the pressure and force required to grasp, squeeze, open, and close various packages. With the collected data, engineers can establish a baseline to use in the future; minimizing product design time and waste, lowering manufacturing costs, and improving product ease of use.
Maximize Productivity & Reduce Operator Fatigue or Discomfort
The system can be used to help improve employee productivity by giving ergonomists the information they need to enhance the design and comfort of equipment and tools. Ergonomists can study the effects of repetitive motion syndrome with the Grip system to improve the design and comfort of products and processes and maximize employee or operator productivity. Data can also be collected to evaluate and compare grip forces across various demographic populations, providing valuable insight as to how people use and hold a variety of products.
Improve Athletic Technique & Performance
The Grip system improves athletic performance by allowing athletes and coaches to measure the effect of altering grip patterns and technique. Without the interference of wires, the system can act as a valuable research aid in sports such as football, baseball, golf, and tennis. Athletes and trainers can visualize output and analyze how grip pressures change during a swing or a catch to enhance performance and timing.
Easily Identify Peak Pressure Points
Eighteen individual sensing regions on the Grip sensor identify localized peak pressure points during a variety of gripping activities and applications. The ultra-thin (0.1 mm), high resolution sensors are placed on a subject’s hands or mounted to gloves. As force is applied to or by the hand, the Grip software will display and record a pressure profile of the hand, illustrating where and how much force is being applied on different regions of the palm and fingers.
Wireless and Datalogging Capability
With the Grip system’s Wireless option, pressure and force data are directly transmitted to your computer in real time from a lightweight unit (14 oz), attached to a subject’s waist. Designed to allow data collection without altering natural movement, the subject can travel up to 100 meters away from the computer.
When a subject needs to be remote from the computer, or faster scan speeds are needed for rapid movement, or for recording over an extended period of time, the Grip Datalogger option is the ideal option. Capture pressure and force data at up to 750 frames per second and store it in the system’s 8GB internal memory for upload to a computer at a later time.
Learn how others have used the Grip system for their applications.
About Tekscan: Tekscan pressure mapping systems are used by product designers and test engineers throughout the research, design, testing, and manufacturing cycle to verify and enhance product performance. For more information on Tekscan or the Grip system, visit http://www.tekscan.com/grip-pressure-measurement, call us at 1-800-248-3669, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.