FlexiForce OEM Development Kit
Boston, Massachusetts – Tekscan officials launched the new FlexiForce OEM Development Kit. OEM design engineers utilizing FlexiForce sensors will find this complete development kit valuable in helping to expedite the proof of concept phase, thereby getting their products to market quicker. The economical kit combines a MicroView display module, USB programmer interface, and analog front-end FlexiForce Quickstart board. This package, along with open-source software and two FlexiForce sensors results in a complete development solution which enables engineers to quickly test how FlexiForce sensors will behave in their specific product or application environment.
Proving concepts quicker
The data provided by the FlexiForce OEM Development Kit helps engineers quickly and easily understand how the sensors will behave once integrated into a particular product and/or application environment. The battery or USB-powered kit works by gathering analog data from the Quickstart Board and FlexiForce sensor, easily calibrating it, and producing immediate force measurements. The software option allows users to calibrate, set data acquisition parameters, and record data for analysis within minutes.
FlexiForce sensor options and applications
FlexiForce sensors can measure force between almost any two surfaces and are durable enough to stand up to most environments. These sensors are available off-the-shelf for prototyping or can be customized to meet the specific needs of a customer’s product design and application requirements. Currently Tekscan offers six standard FlexiForce sensor options, and will soon be introducing a seventh option. Each is differentiated by size and/or pressure sensitive ink technology variations. These characteristics lend them to be utilized in a wide range of designs depending on factors such as temperature, humidity, amount of force or pressure being applied, and product size. The thin, flexible, and lightweight force sensors are ideal for products and applications where size, portability, and low power requirements are important. FlexiForce sensors have successfully been installed in thousands of applications, especially medical devices, robotics, sports and fitness, and consumer products.
Tekscan's patented tactile force and pressure sensing solutions provide customers with the actionable information they need to optimize product design and improve clinical and research outcomes. Their sensors and systems are used across a wide range of applications within test and measurement, medical, dental, and retail; as stand-alone solutions or as embedded technology to create better and differentiated products. Tekscan’s passion for innovation, broad expertise and commitment to quality help turn customer visions into reality.