Body Mapping Applications
Automotive Pressure Mapping
Engineers can simultaneously measure multiple forces applied by an automobile occupant and collect the data in real time. Tactilus® software is essentially a dashboard control panel that assimilates the pipeline of data into comprehensible and easily interpretable images - all on one screen at the same time.Click here for more information.
Professional golfers and instructors know that the distribution of weight and balance are key components of power in a swing. They realize that speed and power come from the lower body and not just the hands and the arms, but they lacked one vital tool to help them take action to shift their body weight. Now the balance of a golfer’s feet as it goes through a swing can be revealed and quantified thanks to the Tactilus®.Click here for more information.
The Tactilus® Bodyfitter® system is designed to allow the manufacturer and retailer to measure pressure distribution and magnitude between the customer and sleeping surface. Bodyfitter® captures data from a series of sensor points propagated across the body surface and assimilates the data into our powerful Windows® based software providing you with colorized pressure maps (pictured above) and detailed statistical reports.Click here for more information.
The different Tactilus® foot plate analysis systems provides podiatrists, orthopedists, prosthetic designers and shoe manufacturers an efficient and accurate way to assess gait analysis, foot pressure points and athletic plantar impacts during standing, walking, running, skiing and skating. Real-time pressure profiling provided by Tactilus® enables precise and immediate evaluations of conditions related to the diabetic foot, analysis of the weight bearing capability and conformability of orthotic and prosthetic devices, and assess molt of impact effects from various bipedal locomotion activities of both feet, either exclusive of each other or in relation to each other all in ultra high speeds.Click here for more information.
Using the Equestrics® sensor system allows you to quickly evaluate a horse’s back for symmetry and potential sore spots, and help determine the most suitable saddle tree type, tree width, panel shape and depth for his back.Click here for more information.
Seating Design and Testing
The NEW Tactilus® Bodyfitter® sensor system delivers real-time surface pressure distribution between a person and their seating surface. Bringing human factors engineering to a new level, Bodyfitter® is capable of characterizing pressure magnitude of the seat surface, back and head rest simultaneously. In the design of seating surfaces, position, density and conformity of materials is critical. Bodyfitter® not only significantly reduces the number of test iterations required, but is a revolutionary design aid towards the quest for ergonomic fit.Click here for more information.
The Tactilus® tube testing sensor is a valuable aid in R&D and QC for evaluation of where and how a tube fatigues as well as when labels or appliqués delaminate. The Tactilus® sensor is designed to encase your tube. When pressure is exerted upon the tube, you'll be able to see where and how much force is being applied. From a human factor and an ergonomics perspective, Tactilus® aids in revealing how much force is required to expel contents from a tube and gives insight into squeezing techniques used by different demographic segments. Tactilus® aids the engineer in validating and confirming what is predicated by FEA models.Click here for more information.
Tiny sensing cells cover the entire surface of the sensor "skin" allowing for discrete spot temperature analysis at any point in the contact region. Tactilus® captures data from these sensing points and assimilates it into powerful, yet user-friendly Windows®-based software providing colorized temperature maps and detailed statistical reports.Click here for more information.
Ultra Sensitive Body Mapping
The Tactilus Free Form® sensor system is designed to allow the user to collect pressure, magnitude and distribution data from selected locations across the human body. The Free Form® philosophy is to empower the user to select the precise location where they require data collection rather than the constrained “matrix” inherent in traditional fixed tactile surface sensors. The Data is then assimilated through a powerful yet userfriendly Windwos® based tool kit.Click here for more information.
Vest / Body Armor
Physical human interface is every bit as important as the ubitiquous graphical user interfaces on our computers, but the world hasn’t invested in analysis and research in these areas commensurate with the opportunity at stake. Tactilus® allows the flexibility of recording human interface pressure across multiple skin regions simultaneously. Bringing human factors and ergonomic engineering to a new level, Tactilus® aids the test or design engineer in optimizing the tradeoff often made between performance and comfort.Click here for more information.
Refer to our applications menu for additional information on any of these uses of Tactilus® for surface pressure mapping.