Tactilus® Real-Time Surface Pressure Mapping Technology

Tactilus  Now Nist Traceable

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Tactilus® allows the user to capture and record pressure conditions occurring in between any two contacting or impacting surfaces in real time. The paper-thin Tactilus® sensor is actually placed at the contact interface where it records and assimilates both pressure distribution and pressure magnitude on your Windows® based computer.

Tactilus Sensing Element, Hub and Software

Tactilus Sensing Element, Hub and Software


Exciting advancements in conductive textiles have allowed us to develop a sensor that conforms better to your surface than ever before. Not only does the sensor conform better to curved surfaces but it stretches to alleviate shearing affects caused by shifting contact surfaces - an innovation that no other sensor company can touch! By biomimicking human skin we've taken surface contact pressure measurement to a whole new level.

Tactilus® now has all the electronics safely encapsulated on the sensor element itself. The Tactilus® sensor consists of a series of interlaced lines that create a matrix with as many as 16,384 unique sensing points. Tactilus® Windows® based software communicates with the sensor up to a theoretical 1,000 frames per second - fast enough for impact force measurement. For users desiring direct interfacing with their own control software Sensor Products can supply an API.



composite layup, fuel cell, lamination


BGA, connector, fuel cell, heat sink, lamination, LCD bonding, wafer bonding/polishing


nip impression, heat sealing


biomechanics, body mapping


brake pad, clamping, clutch, fuel cell, gasket bolted joint, impact study, lamination

Tactilus Sensor Element

Tactilus® sensor element placed on a lamination pad


Highly conformable and elastic sensor.

True calibration. Now NIST traceable.

No cumbersome external electronics. They're safely built into the sensor.

No training required. Hit the ground running.

Durability like no other sensor.

Tactilus Three-dimensional Graph

Tactilus® software assimilates complex data into easily accessible graphics

Sensor Specifications
Technology Piezoresistive
Pressure Range 0.1 to 200 PSI (0.007 to 14.1 kg/cm²)
Matrix Size Up to 64 x 256 lines
Thickness From 12 mils (0.3 mm)
Mat Sensor Size Customizable up to 150" (381 cm)
1Scan Speed Up to 1,000 hertz
Min Sensing Point Size 0.188 in² (1.21 cm²)
Stretchability Up to 158%
Accuracy ± 10%
Repeatability ± 2%
Hysteresis ± 5%
Non-linearity ± 1.5%
Calibration NIST Traceable
2Software Compatibility Windows 8, 7, XP

1) Only for some configurations with fewer sensing points.

2) An API can be provided to users who need to real-time connectivity to their own software.

Company: Seagate Technology LLC

"I'm very pleased and impressed with the product. The software offers some fantastic data manipulation and read-back."