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Neil Mansfield
10-14-1999, 06:36 PM

Thanks to everyone who replied to my email of a couple of weeks ago.
Following is a list or recommendations and the original post (detail
depends on how much information I have been able to obtain on the systems):

Offer industrial and medical systems with a variety of sensor array shapes.
Sensors are built into a thin plastic sheet. Web site gives detailed
information about the systems and technical information. There are
possibly issues with creasing of the sensor array giving false readings.

_Novel GMBH_
Offer a range of medical systems named 'emed', 'pedar' and 'pliance'.
Sensor arrays appear to be built into a flexible mat which is thicker than
Tekscan, but are not so prone to creasing. Web site is informative,
although far more sales focussed that technically focussed.

A small Belgian company offering similar products to Novel, at (according
to the salesman!) lower cost. The web site is less informative than the
above companies.

This is a one use system that allows for pressure measurements to be
recorded on a paper sheet. The sheet changes colour with pressure and is
then scanned using a special scanner. It is far more precise than the
systems above, but is not real time.

Appears to be a budget version of tekscan, but with a lower specification.
Most common application is seat fitting (e.g. wheelchairs).

_Gait Rite_
Contact Mike Rowling at 800-819-1348.

_Paromed Dataloggers_
The contact here in the US is Peter Moore (1-888-605-3636), and he is
located in Atlanta,

_FSA pads_
Based in Canada

____Original post_____
I am looking into pressure sensing mats for using on soft seats. I am
familiar with Tekscan, but am unaware of competitors. Does anyone have any
information or contacts?

Dr Neil J Mansfield
Department of Human Sciences
Loughborough University
Loughborough LE11 3TU, U.K.
tel: +44 (0)1509 228483
fax: +44 (0)1509 223940

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