Stretch Sensors for Measuring Human Body Motion
Stretch Sensors are Based on
Stable Underlying Physics
What is a stretch sensor?
A stretch sensor is a smart elastic band that provides an accurate measurement of deformation when stretched.
When sewn or glued onto fabric a sensor can measure how the human body moves supplying powerful data and analytics for new wearables.
How does a stretch sensor work?
StretchSense sensors are soft capacitors that can be stretched or squeezed. As a sensor’s shape changes, the capacitance of the sensor correspondingly rises and falls.
The capacitance of a sensor is tightly related to deformation and minimally affected by environmental factors.
Why are stretch sensors useful?
Stretch sensors have stable underlying physics giving repeatable and accurate measurements with almost no drift.
We provide a variety of circuits, apps, algorithms, and software so that you can build and evaluate your own wearable.
Choose from our three sensor lines
Stretch sensors accurately measure stretch, comfortably conform to the body, and are easy to sew or glue into clothing.
Measure changing joint angles, circumferences, and lengths on people and other soft objects.
Splay sensors are multisegmented to pick up bending on different parts of the body.
Measure the bending and
the spread of fingers and the
Compression sensors are soft pads that deform in shape when compressed.
Measure pressure under the foot or
between an object and the
Connect your sensors to quality circuits
10-Channel Developer Circuit
For sensors: Stream sensor data from up to ten sensors in real-time over Bluetooth. The 10-channel circuit is a hackable board for validating new product concepts quickly. Remove the Bluetooth adaptor and instead replace it with your own PCB or Arduino to test inclusion of other sensors.
For gloves: Use our miniature glove circuit with built-in battery charging for hand motion applications. Stream up to sixteen
channels at once. Comes with expansion
ports for data logging, timecode sync, and