Reach out and touch something quantitatively!

07/27/2006


System Integration

Pressure Profile Systems’ finger-tip sensors are currently available only as a research and development kit. In addition to sensors, the system contains a sensing circuit, USB interface, and software.

System integrators hoping to bring ergonomic sense into human-machine interface (HMI) devices can use FingerTPS tactile pressure sensors from Pressure Profile Systems to determine—quantitatively—what forces operators have to apply and what pressures they experience when operating the devices. These tactile pressure sensors are designed to be worn on a person’s fingertips and palm, and to measure the pressures exerted while the person uses a tool or performs some other action.

Based on capacitive sensor technology, FingerTPS sensors measure pressures up to 10 lb in 0.1 lb increments. Less than 2-mm thick, they are mounted in stretchable fabric for a snug fit on the user’s fingers. The system is USB powered for Microsoft Windows PCs and supported by PC-resident software, which displays and tracks time-series, average, and peak pressures in easy to read color graphics.

Development kits for FingerTPS are priced from $2,995 for a single-hand system with two sensors; two-hand evaluation kit pricing starts at $3,995. Additional sensors can be added for $495 each.

C.G. Masi , senior editor, Control Engineerin





No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
The System Integrator Giants program lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in CFE Media's Global System Integrator Database.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
This eGuide illustrates solutions, applications and benefits of machine vision systems.
Learn how to increase device reliability in harsh environments and decrease unplanned system downtime.
This eGuide contains a series of articles and videos that considers theoretical and practical; immediate needs and a look into the future.
Salary and career survey: Benchmarks and advice; Designing controls; Remote data collection, historians; Control valve advances; Hannover Messe; Control Engineering International
System integration: Best practices and technologies to help; Virtualization virtues; Cyber security advice; Motor system efficiency, savings; Product exclusives; Road to Hannover
Collaborative robotics: How to improve safety, return on investment; Industrial Internet of Things, Industrie 4.0: World views; High-performance HMI, Information Integration: OPC and OMG
This article collection contains several articles on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and how it is transforming manufacturing.
PLCs, robots, and the quest for a single controller; how OEE is key to automation solutions.

Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database Now!

Getting to the bottom of subsea repairs: Older pipelines need more attention, and operators need a repair strategy; OTC preview; Offshore production difficult - and crucial
Digital oilfields: Integrated HMI/SCADA systems enable smarter data acquisition; Real-world impact of simulation; Electric actuator technology prospers in production fields
Special report: U.S. natural gas; LNG transport technologies evolve to meet market demand; Understanding new methane regulations; Predictive maintenance for gas pipeline compressors
click me