Core businesses include printing medical, dental and automotive sensors.
David Savastano, Editor06.12.19
From automotive to health care and much more, there are plenty of opportunities for pressure sensors. Since the early 1980s, Tekscan, Inc. has been at the forefront of this field, and its ultra-thin force- and pressure-sensing technology are earning numerous awards: In the last six months, Tekscan has received the R&D 100 Award for Strideway gait analysis system, and Control Engineering Polska presented its Product of the Year 2018 to Tekscan for its High Speed TireScan system, which captures and analyzes tire behavior at speeds up to 165 mph.
Throughout its entire 30+ years, Tekscan’s focus has been on sensors beginning with the initial idea of creating a sensor for dentists to use to determine how teeth come together.
“Our company started because of dentists,” Tekscan CTO Robert Podoloff said. “In 1983, PCs have just come out and a prosthodontist in the Boston area went to an adult education class that was an introduction to personal co
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