Tactile Surface Sensors
The Xsensor series consists of electronic tactile force and pressure-indicating sensors that allows precise monitoring of how force is disbursed between any two contacting or mating surfaces while the event occurs. The Windows-based systems consist of electronic sensor element skin, interface controllers and software. The sensor skin essentially is a thin, flexible sheet, which is densely packed with sensing points or pixels. The sensing points can be spaced as close as 0.04 in. (1 mm) apart and can collect data as rapidly as 50 readings/sec. The sensing element is only 0.018 in. (0.5 mm) thick, allowing adaptation over curved surfaces and placement in invasive intolerant locations.