New Circuit Board from Tekscan Makes Force Sensor Integration Easier for OEMs

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Tekscan Inc.’s FlexiForce® division announces the release of the FlexiForce QuickStart Board. The QuickStart Board is a finished single voltage source circuit designed for OEMs to quickly drop into a prototype or even easily design into a product to obtain force measurements.

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QuickStart Board Makes Sensor Integration Easier

Tekscan Inc.’s FlexiForce® division announces the release of the FlexiForce QuickStart Board. The QuickStart Board is a finished single voltage source circuit designed for OEMs to quickly drop into a prototype or even easily design into a product to obtain force measurements.

A recent sensor survey conducted by UBM Canon among design engineers showed that a top challenge they face in sourcing components, like force sensors, is ease of integration. The QuickStart Board is designed to ease that burden by making force sensor integration quicker and easier.

Previously, OEMs adopting this thin and flexible sensor technology were tasked with building their own circuit for integration into their OEM device. Now, engineers can simply drop the QuickStart Board into their devices or prototypes, allowing them to focus time and resources elsewhere.

Ideal for OEM product design, this product is also helpful for engineers seeking a quick, easy way to acquire force measurements in initial tests and to validate the performance of FlexiForce sensors in their applications. Specifically, FlexiForce sensors combined with the QuickStart Board can:

  •     Detect and measure a relative change in force or applied load
  •     Detect and measure the rate of change in force
  •     Identify force thresholds and trigger appropriate action
  •     Detect contact and/or touch

Starting at $150, the FlexiForce QuickStart Board is available initially with two free sample FlexiForce sensors. Volume pricing for the QuickStart Board and force sensor pricing is available upon request.

The QuickStart Board is compatible with all of Tekscan’s off-the-shelf pinned FlexiForce sensor models (sold separately). Tekscan can also customize a force sensor in a unique form factor to suit your specific requirements.

Purchase a FlexiForce QuickStart Boar d today and see how easy it is to integrate FlexiForce sensors into your application.

About Tekscan
Founded in 1987, Tekscan manufactures thin, flexible, tactile pressure and force sensors and measurement systems. Tekscan’s patented FlexiForce sensor technology has been incorporated into many successful OEM products, including athletic devices to monitor grip measurement, medical devices to monitor the effectiveness of drug delivery, and in robots to monitor balance and lend a more lifelike gait. Tekscan is widely recognized among industry experts as the premier thin, flexible, accurate force sensing technology.
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Liz Hood
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