Join PPS CEO and Founder at MD&M West

PPS invites you to join Jae Son, Ph.D, PPS CEO and Founder, when he presents Advancing Medical Devices by Capturing the Sense of Touch at the MD&M West Conference in Anaheim, California on Tuesday, February 7 at 4:00pm.

If you are unable to attend the conference, you can learn how innovative flexible, conformable & stretchable tactile sensors are used in product design, development, and manufacturing process validation by viewing a similar presentation below that was given by Dr. Son at the IEEE/NEU Workshop on Printed, Flexible, and Fabric Sensors in October 2016 .

 
 

 

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PPS to Exhibit at the 2016 Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) Conference in Minneapolis

PPS invites Medical Industry Professionals to Experience Innovative Tactile Sensing Solutions First-Hand

Los Angeles, CA – July 25, 2016 – PPS a world-leading tactile sensor design and manufacturing company, today announced that their team will be exhibiting a variety of OEM and instrumentation solutions for the medical devices at the Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) Conference in Minneapolis on September 21-22, 2016.

Over the past two decades, PPS has empowered numerous companies in the medical device industry to create more innovative and successful products by embedding the “sense of touch”. Today, PPS is considered the world leader in capacitive tactile sensing solutions for the medical device industry. 

The company’s sensor technology is harnessed in medical devices such as the SureTouch Breast Exam, an FDA-cleared, painless, radiation-free, Screening Clinical Breast Examination that provides immediate and accurate results. PPS’s sensor technology also forms the basis of the Manoscan, a 36-sensor catheter system that collects information about esophageal performance in much greater detail than conventional manometry.

Attendees are invited to meet the PPS team at Booth #2538 and experience PPS’s sensor technology first-hand. Furthermore, industry professionals will have the opportunity to learn how to integrate PPS capacitive tactile sensing technology into their next successful medical device by joining Dr. Jae Son, CEO of PPS, in his presentation on September 22. To learn more about Dr. Son’s presentation click the following link.

“We look forward to sharing with medical device industry professionals how they can use PPS sensors to achieve market leadership, improve patient care and enhance or even save lives” says Dr. Jae Son, founder, and CEO of PPS.

For more information, please contact Ralph Rabie at +1.858.880.5376 or
email ralph.rabie@pressureprofile.com.

About Pressure Profile Systems

PPS www.pressureprofile.com develops tactile sensor instrumentation and OEM solutions that capture pressure distribution. Furthermore, we help companies develop innovative products that harness the sense of touch for medical devices, robotics, ergonomics, automotive applications, industrial and consumer electronics products. Our customers include world leaders such as Apple, Microsoft, Google, J&J, RedBull and many other Fortune 500 companies. For information on some of our previous projects, please visit:

Pressure Profile Systems, Inc. (PPS) Announces Appointment of Howard Goldberg as Executive Vice President of Operations

Former President of Interlink Electronics (LINK) and DEX to Head PPS Manufacturing Operations

Los Angeles, CA – April 11, 2016 – Pressure Profile Systems, Inc. (PPS), the world-leader in distributed pressure sensing technologies for OEM products and instrumentation, today announced that it had appointed Dr. Howard Goldberg as its Executive Vice President of Operations. In his new role, Dr. Goldberg will head manufacturing operations, manage the production of tactile sensors for a wide range of products, and drive the expansion of PPS sales globally. 

“Howard brings two decades of executive leadership and experience in operations management, sales and marketing, and product and business development. His proven track record in commercializing new products across a wide range of industries will play a key role in advancing our product developments from design to manufacturing and in empowering PPS to continue to build momentum and become one of the largest tactile sensor manufacturers in the world.” says Dr. Jae Son, founder and CEO of PPS. 

Dr. Goldberg is the former President and COO of Interlink Electronics (OTC: LINK) where he achieved 36% increase in 2014 revenue. Prior to Interlink, he was the President of Supply-Chain Services for DEX, Inc., a high-tech product repair and supply-chain solutions to Fortune-500 clients. Dr. Goldberg was accountable for global P&L, operations, and engineering for 7 ISO-certified plants located in 5 countries. Prior to DEX, Dr. Goldberg was EVP of Business & Operations for Colibrys, Inc. (formerly Applied MEMS, Inc.) which offered micro-machined silicon smart-sensor solutions that revolutionized energy exploration, defense and aerospace, process control, and telecommunications industries. He successfully drove efforts to evolve the company from an R&D center, to Business Unit, to ultimate spin-off and acquisition by a Swiss parent  company to become its North American regional headquarters. 

Dr. Goldberg holds both a Ph.D. and M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan with an emphasis in MEMS sensor technologies. He also did his post-doctoral research in MEMS at MIT and  he is a co-inventor on ten patents. 

“Whether it introduces a new breast-screening standard, provides innovative ways consumers can monitor their blood pressure in a watch, or giving robotic grippers the ‘sense of touch’, PPS technologies deliver countless growth opportunities to improve the world. I am proud to become a part of PPS.” says Howard Goldberg, PPS’ new Executive Vice President of Operations.

About Pressure Profile Systems

Pressure Profile Systems (PPS) www.pressureprofile.com develops tactile sensors to capture pressure distribution as research tools and enable the "sense of touch" for OEM products in order to help companies create innovative and successful products.  Specifically, we help companies develop innovative products that harness the sense of touch for medical devices www.suretouch.us, robotics, ergonomics, automotive applications, industrial and consumer electronics products. Our customers include world leaders such as Apple, Microsoft, Google, J&J, RedBull and many other Fortune 500 companies.  Here are some cool projects that we’ve worked on in the past.

Ultra-thin, Single-Element Miniature Force Sensors from PPS Deliver Incredible Performance

PPS Unveils SingleTact: the World’s first Capacitive Miniature Force Sensor

Los Angeles, CA – December 3, 2015 – Pressure Profile Systems, Inc. (PPS), a world-leading tactile sensor design and manufacturing company, today unveiled the SingleTact, a high performance miniature capacitive force sensor that delivers superior sensitivity and repeatability over resistive force sensors. 
Existing state of the art miniature force sensors have limited performance in sensitivity and repeatability. SingleTact was designed to address just that. It is an ultra-thin, single-element capacitive sensor that accurately and reliably quantifies forces and delivers incredible performance including less than 1% repeatability errors in addition to being more than 3X the sensitivity of resistive force sensors.

Watch SingleTact Video by Clicking this Link

 “It is remarkable how our sensor technology advanced from my Harvard days two decades ago when we developed tactile sensors for robotic applications. To date, our sensors have been primarily used by Fortune 500 companies but now with SingleTact, every engineer, whether a university student, government institute or a commercial company is able to capture force data more accurately and reliably than ever before“, says Dr. Jae Son, Founder and CEO of PPS.

SingleTact empowers engineers to develop innovative products and projects where precise and reliable force measurements are required using open source software and firmware. A complete turn-key solution is available to engineers wishing to collect force data either in analog or digital configuration, while the versatile SingleTact interface board, which allows easy analog or digital I2C integration, can be customized for engineer’s own application. A choice of six sensor configurations is provided including 8mm and 15mm diameter sensors and a variety of force ranges from 100 grams to 45kg full scale.

SingleTact is ideal for OEM customers wishing to provide the "sense of touch" to innovative products they are developing. The core technology has been implemented in various cutting edge products. Standard SingleTact configurations can be evaluated quickly using turn-key data collection solution featuring open source sample code for Arduino and Windows PC application, while custom designed sensors are available for meeting specific OEM application requirements. Nearly 20 years of proven track record in developing capacitive tactile sensors allow PPS to successfully work with OEM customers through all stages of development from sensor design to the manufacturing of millions of SingleTact force sensors.

“SingleTact makes our sensor technology more accessible. It is a lot simpler and more affordable than any other sensor we ever developed before, while maintaining our sensor performance heritage. Using SingleTact, OEM customers can develop more innovative products and make a positive impact on the world“, Dr. Son added.

The newly-developed SingleTact Miniature Force Sensors are available for purchase starting at $19.95 on http://www.singletact.com. For more information, feel free to contact us at info@singletact.com.       

About Pressure Profile Systems

Pressure Profile Systems (PPS) www.pressureprofile.com develops tactile sensors to capture pressure distribution as research tools and enable the "sense of touch" for OEM products in order to help companies create innovative and successful products.  Specifically, we help companies develop innovative products that harness the sense of touch for medical devices www.suretouch.us, robotics, ergonomics, automotive applications, industrial and consumer electronics products. Our customers include world leaders such as Apple, Microsoft, Google, J&J, RedBull and many other Fortune 500 companies. 

About SingleTact

SingleTact www.singletact.com is the most refined miniature force sensor that is performance oriented. It is an ultra-thin, single-element capacitive sensor with industry-leading sensitivity and repeatability that accurately and reliably quantifies forces. SingleTact provides the following features and benefits:

  • Ultra-thin force sensors come in sizes of 8mm and 15mm diameter that is only 0.35mm thick.
  • Highly sensitive provide high dynamic range. 
  • Sensor Repeatability errors less than 1%.
  • Simple Analog 3-wire interface for immediate DAQ integration.
  • I2C interface and micro-controller code available for integration into a device.
  • Arduino and DAQ Software to begin collecting data right out of the box.
  • Custom designed solutions available for OEM applications.

Strathclyde enters partnership with world-leading sensor company

 
 

October 2015

A world-leading sensor design and manufacturing company has announced a major investment in a research partnership with the University of Strathclyde.

Pressure Profile Systems, Inc (PPS), which develops tactile sensors to capture pressure distribution as research tools, will be making the investment, worth in the region of £300,000, over five years to support the partnership and to advance academic research at Strathclyde.

During the first 12-month phase of the partnership, three co-funded PhD/EngD students will be recruited to work on sensor-based projects, jointly with PPS and Strathclyde research. The second phase will expand the partnership into other research fields, including Biomedical Engineering, Design Manufacture & Engineering Management and Materials Research.

Dr. Jae Son, founder and CEO of PPS, said: “We are thrilled about our new relationship with the University of Strathclyde. We envision this as the first step in a much stronger partnership where we plan to establish a talented team of researchers to investigate technology transfer opportunities from our joint research and enable the commercialisation of new, cutting-edge, PPS-tactile sensing based products that make positive impact on the world." 

The partnership will be managed by the Centre for Ultrasonic Engineering, which is part of the Institute for Sensors, Signals and Communications in Strathclyde’s Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering.  

The Centre’s Director, Professor Anthony Gachagan, said: “Our collaboration with PPS empowers the University of Strathclyde to offer some of its brightest researchers exposure to cutting-edge innovation, knowledge exchange and internationalisation opportunities, while PPS will takes advantage of collaborating with a high-calibre, industrially-focused research university.” 

Partnership leader at Strathclyde Dr Gordon Dobie, an expert in robotic and embedded systems, said:  “The Centre for Ultrasonic Engineering has more than 20 years of experience of novel sensor design and I look forward to applying CUE’s resource and expertise to the development of the next generation of tactile sensor solutions.”

The research will be carried out at the University’s £89 million Technology and Innovation Centre. Centre Director Steve Graham said: “Working on research projects with high technology and innovative international companies such as PPS in our new high-specification laboratories and collaborative working environment is exciting academically, but also an excellent opportunity for engaging with the company.”

PPS and the University of Strathclyde intend to commercialise the research from the partnership into new products through UKRC, Innovate UK, EU and Scottish Government grant schemes. 

PPS has, in the past decade, founded two medical device companies - Sierra Scientific Instruments and Medical Tactile - in which its sensor technology has formed the backbone of the companies’ products; both received millions of dollars in government grants and private investment and SSI was recently acquired by NASDAQ-listed company Given Imaging Ltd for $35 million.

Notes to Editors:

1. The University of Strathclyde is recognised as one of the UK's leading international technological universities, and prides itself on partnership with the public and private sectors. This vision is being realized through the University's £89million Technology and Innovation Centre, which is transforming the way academics, industry and the business community work together to solve global challenges. Strathclyde made a strong showing in the 2014 UK Research Excellence Framework, with the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering placed third in the UK based on research impact, quality, environment and volume.  Seven of Strathclyde’s Faculty of Engineering’s Departments at Strathclyde appeared in the top 10 for their Unit of Assessment areas. Strathclyde was also awarded the highest possible rating from its Quality Assurance Agency  (QAA) Enhancement Led Institutional Review of teaching quality. QAA reviewers also judged that the University has excellent arrangements for the management of academic standards and the enhancement of student experience. 

2. Pressure Profile Systems develops tactile sensors to capture pressure distribution as research tools and enable the "sense of touch" for original equipment manufacturer products in order to help companies create innovative and successful products.  Specifically, PPS helps companies develop innovative products that harness the sense of touch for medical devices, robotics, ergonomic automotive applications, industrial and consumer electronics products. 

Our customers include world leaders such as Apple, Microsoft, Google, J&J, RedBull and many other Fortune 500 companies.

More at www.pressureprofile.com and www.suretouch.us