Los Angeles, CA (December 5, 2014) – Pressure Profile Systems, Inc. (PPS) today announced that it partnered with Red Bull to introduce the world’s first tactile insole for surfing. This wearable sensor technology empowers world-class surfers to improve their performance by getting unique view into how they use their feet to control the board.
Los Angeles, CA – November 7, 2014: PPS partners with Red bull to introduce the world’s first tactile insole for surfing capable of withstanding the challenging conditions of surfing, while providing high-performance, reliable pressure data.
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pressure Profile Systems, Inc. (PPS) today announced a Bra Pressure Measurement System that allows bra manufacturers a more quantitative approach to test comfort and fit while developing their next-generation products. The newly released system is the first of its kind for this application. Unlike any other tactile sensing technologies, the Bra Pressure Measurement System is capable of resolving to pressures as low as 0.01 psi or 0.5mmHg while also conforming to complex shapes of the body – all without sacrificing accuracy or repeatability performance.
Experienced Executive Manager to Take Company’s Sales Initiatives to the Next Level
Los Angeles, CA – March 31, 2014 – Pressure Profile Systems, Inc. (PPS), a world-leading expert in developing tactile pressure sensing technologies, announced today that it had appointed Mr. Wing Young as Executive Vice President (EVP) effective immediately. In his role as EVP, Mr. Young will be responsible for directing all PPS sales activities from managing relationships with key prospects and customers to driving sales globally for the entire range of PPS products.
Safety and reliability of mechanical switches coupled with the sleek design and low cost advantages of capacitive switches
Los Angeles, CA – January 27, 2014 – Pressure Profile Systems, Inc. (PPS), a world-leading expert in developing force sensing technologies, today unveiled its Capacitive Force Switch sensor technology. Product designers can now add the force dimension to capacitive control buttons, and provide the reliability and durability of mechanical switches coupled with the sleek design, simple appearance, low cost and more sophisticated operation of capacitive switches. This patented, game changing technologyhas broad application in fields such as automotive control systems, medical devices, appliances manufacturing and industrial processes.
When it comes to capacitive tactile pressure sensing, the question often arises: How low can you go? Although a measurement of less than 1 psi is considered to be a super-low pressure in contact mechanics, pressure sensors are sensitive enough to measure the even-more-precise pascal (Pa). But there’s not quite a magic number in terms [...]
Though physical comfort can make or break an experience, gauging it is something people seem to have a hard time doing, possibly because we’re not very good at determining static pressures in general. That is to say, the human body tends to be more sensitive to pressures that change than to constant loads. This can be a barrier to determining the comfort or fit of something that will be in long-term contact with the body.
Highly sensitive capacitive tactile sensing technology can help us get around that human limitation. With that in mind, here’s a list of some tools and products that could benefit from pressure sensor technology.
One of the main strengths of capacitive tactile sensing technology is its ability to help people access information that would otherwise be impossible to capture. Consider, for example, a sensor-equipped motility catheter that can create a high-resolution pressure map detailing the functionality of a person’s esophagus from within. Of course, optimizing such powerful technology often requires a certain level of expertise and experience and can be more complicated than might first be apparent. To put it bluntly, it’s not as simple as slapping some sensors on a product and calling it a day, a fact illustrated by the complexity of integrating tactile sensors into sports gear.