Tekscan is the leading manufacturer of tactile pressure and force measurement systems and sensors. For over 20 years Tekscan has been providing paper-thin sensors measure contact force and pressure between virtually any two mating surfaces. 

Tekscan’s patented tactile force and pressure sensing solutions provide actionable information to optimize product design and improve clinical and research outcomes.  Our 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. Our passion for innovation, broad expertise and commitment to quality help turn your vision into reality.

Tekscan products and services can be divided into the following categories:

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Test & Measurement
Impossible insights made possible through minimally invasive force and pressure measurement.

Tekscan is the world’s leading innovator and manufacturer of tactile pressure and force measurement solutions for test and measurement. From force measurement to pressure mapping, our sensing solutions provide unique data and insight to validate your technology, reduce costs, and enhance product design and quality for optimal results. Our passion for sensor technology, investment in research, and engineering expertise enable us to meet your application challenge.

Embedded Sensing

Embedded Sensing 

Innovative products made possible through minimally invasive force & pressure measurement. The FlexiForce® division of Tekscan produces tactile force sensors. These thin and flexible sensors are accurate, easily integrated, and cost-effective. Depending on your needs, we offer: 

·         Standard (off-the-shelf) single-point force sensors 

·         Custom force sensors for OEM applications

·         Complete force measurement systems combining force sensors, data acquisition software and electronics

Flexible Position Sensors

FlexiPot™, by Tekscan, is a customizable membrane potentiometer with a flexible, ultra-thin, lightweight profile. Its low power requirements and linear output make it the ideal position sensor for OEM applications.  Available off the shelf in both rotary and linear forms for testing and prototyping, FlexiPot is fully customizable for integration into OEM products.

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™ Pressure Indicating Film

Prescale™ film is used to measure contact pressures. The film structure consists of micro-encapsulated color forming and developing material. When pressure is applied to the film, a red color impression is formed in varying density according to the amount of pressure and pressure distribution.  Prescale film is used in applications requiring:

·         static pressure measurements

·         visual pattern of peak pressure

·         one-time use

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Human & Animal Pressure Mapping Systems

Improved clinical and research outcomes through pressure, foot function, and balance assessment.

Tekscan's measurement systems provide actionable biomechanical information to healthcare providers and researchers to achieve their goals. These systems bring objective measurements to foot function, gait, balance, pressure offloading, and musculoskeletal injury assessments in a clinical lab, sport or retail enviornment. Information from these systems help you identify pathologies, make better decisions, assess interventions, and improve patient outcomes and results. Tekscan systems have been validated by leading researchers and used and endorsed by prestigious institutions and practitioners worldwide.

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Dental Occlusal Analysis System

Raising the bar in dental care by revealing occlusal dynamics.

T-Scan is dentistry's only clinically recognized and research validated digital occlusion analysis system. T-Scan provides dynamic occlusal measurement—revealing the level and timing of force on individual teeth and the occlusal stability of the overall bite—bringing articulation paper marks to life. With T-Scan, you can visualize and treat distructive forces before they become a problem, yielding better patient outcomes. An objective assessment aid, T-Scan enhances patient education, satifaction and retention, reduces non-compensated repeat visits and redos, and enables a more confident, proactive approach to patient care.

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Comparison of Interface Pressure Measurement Options: Review of Load Cells, Pressure Indicating Film & Tactile Pressure Sensors for Improvement of Research & Quality Control (Pressure Sensing) This white paper examines three types of pressure sensing technologies to accurately measure interface pressure and force distribution: load cells, pressure indicating film, and tactile pressure... (View Full Article)
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