Small. Smart. Flexible

Measuring the human body requires sensors that are soft and precise, they need to be unobtrusive so they can disappear into clothing. Stretch sensors are lightweight, soft and flexible making them well suited for use on the human body. Integrating stretch sensors into form-fitting clothes allows us the ability to visualize and record human body movement, enabling new kinds smart clothing!

WHAT IS A SILICONE STRETCH SENSOR?

Silicone Stretch Sensors are like smart rubber bands. They can easily be embedded into clothing or devices. When attached correctly to a soft body of material, such as clothing or a person’s body, they provide precise information about how that object or person’s body is moving.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

A stretch sensor is essentially a flexible capacitor. As it stretches two important dimensions change, its thickness decreases while its surface area increases. This results in a change in capacitance. This change can then be measured through an applied voltage. Our sensors can be made in various sizes, elasticities, and sensitivities depending on desired application. 

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