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The Science of Comfort with Tactile Pressure Sensors

Posted by Pressure Profile Systems on Jun 24, 2019 5:30:53 PM

Pressure is a key consideration for any product that requires either prolonged body contact or contact with a particularly sensitive part of the body. Integrating capacitive tactile pressure sensors into the testing and development process, however, can help ensure that such products won’t cause pain, injury, or agitation for the user.

Ask the average man on the street to identify the most important aspect of designing a sleep apnea mask, and he might suggest function or reliability. Ask a patient who actually has to wear a sleep apnea mask, however, and she’s likely to cite an equally significant factor that might not be quite as obvious: 

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Topics: tactile sensor, comfort, body pressure mapping