What happens after savoring and chewing your favorite foods is something most of us don’t think about, but for some people who have problems in this area, it’s a painful mystery which needs solving as quickly as possible.
Sierra Scientific Instruments (SSI) was looking to provide a significant upgrade to diagnostic technology available for esophageal motility, which is a test assessing the motor function of the esophagus. To answer this challenge, PPS worked in conjunction with SSI to develop a new kind of tactile sensor, which can be integrated into a flexible catheter and inserted into the throat.
The result of this effort produced the ManoScan 360, a 36-element catheter providing spatial resolution of nearly 10 times that of the previous state-of-the-art.
It’s not always easy to understand or visualize how tactile sensing can be used or improve an application… We hope these videos will help shed some light and also be fun to watch!