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Body Pressure Measurement System

Product Announcement from Tekscan, Inc.

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BPMS™ measures the pressure distribution of a human body on support surfaces such as seats, mattresses, cushions, and backrests. The thin and conforming sensing mat can measure body pressure distribution with minimal interference of the support surface.

Key Benefits

  • Design optimization
    • Verify comfort
    • Ergonomics
    • Understand body shifts in a static chair or an application with a moving vehicle – ingress/outgress
    • Analyze comfort of different materials for seat design
  • Quality control
  • Competitive benchmarking
  • Marketing tool to demonstrate the comfort of your product
  • Fully conforming sensor available (CONFORMat®) avoids hammocking or measurement of artifact


BPMS sensors feature spatial resolutions as fine as one sensing element per square centimeter and contain as many as 2,016 individual sensing elements. Multiple mats can be used to cover a surface and provide up to 16,128 sensing elements. The mats’ thinness enables the user to confidently incorporate them into the application without altering the characteristics of the support surface. The combination of these factors enables precise measurement of the location and magnitude of peak pressures and overall pressure distribution patterns.

CONFORMat sensors utilize new technology which conforms to complex, contoured, and deformable support surfaces like seat cushions: the sensor will not capture pressure artifacts, only the loaded area. The sensor mat design eliminates sensor hammocking while it conforms to the surface, resulting in the most true and accurate pressure data.


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