Leading The Industry For 20 Years

We are proud to comprise of an accomplished, diverse engineering team with over 20 years of experience developing innovative sensing solutions for complex problems. Applying our products in your research, design, and development processes gives you more data and insight, enabling you to build better products and improve project results. We have served more than 50 small to large companies in 4 countries across the globe. Our project portfolio spans body pressure mapping, medical devices, robotics, training simulations, and beyond. You can expect us to bring knowledge, precision, and quality at every step.

Our Accomplishments

  • Unique sensor technology with best-in-class design flexibility, sensitivity, and stability

  • Skillful engineering team with expertise in custom sensor design and hardware and software integration

  • Experienced in US and International regulatory bodies and practices (FDA, CE, UL, CSA, CMDCAS, CGMP, etc.)

  • Core patent protection with 11 patents issued and 5 pending in the U.S. and internationally


Meet The Team



Founder and CEO of Pressure Profile Systems, Inc., Dr. Son began establishing his expertise in various advanced sensor technologies while at the Harvard Robotics Laboratory in the mid-90's. This involved collaborative research with the MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab, Yale Vision and Robotics Group, and the Stanford Dexterous Manipulation Laboratory. In addition to his research expertise, his corporate engineering experiences include Hughes Space and Communications Sensors Operations, General Motors, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute. His talents for finding innovative answers to new applications problems, allow for continual pioneering and growth in the field of tactile sensor technologies.



Responsible for the overall financial management of the company, its financial reporting and transparency, and for multiple corporate functions including controller, investor relations, long-range planning and strategic development. During his tenure at PPS, Mr. Yered played a key role in raising private investments as well as government & strategic grants. Mr. Yered is an officer in the Israeli army and holds an M.B.A. from UCLA Anderson, where he graduated as member of the Dean List. He also holds a B.S.C. in Computer Engineering from the Hebrew university.



Dr. Dobie leads the Research and Development team and European operations from the UK office based in Glasgow.   Dr. Dobie studied for his PhD in robotics and signal processing at the University of Strathclyde.  He received a Royal Society of Edinburgh Enterprise Fellowship which focused on the commercialisation of novel research.   Dr. Dobie has led a number of large multi-partner research and development projects and has published numerous scientific papers.  He runs a joint research program between the University of Strathclyde and PPS which focuses on the development and commercialisation of new technologies.



Dr Charles MacLeod, has an MEng and PhD from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.   His expertise in sensing, robotics and electronics has seen him work on a number of challenging and unique industrially focused projects.  Charles has worked alongside colleagues to launch several high-profile projects across the Technology Readiness Levels. Being responsible for EU Sales and Business development Charles brings this overall expertise and enthusiasm to the PPS UK team for greater future success and growth.


PPS Founded


Dr. Jae Son, a world-leading expert for tactile sensing technologies founded PPS in 1996 to leverage and enhance capacitive tactile sensing technology.

Core Technology Development


PPS technology was developed with the help of government grants, including the Defense Advanced Research Agency, the Army Research Lab, and the National Institute of Health. Other elements of our technology, such as our discrete tactile sensing pads, were developed through industry and university collaborations.

Applied Research & Development


PPS technology capabilities were expanded through project collaboration with innovative organizations such as NASA, MIT and Schick-Wilkinson Sword. New developments included increased software capabilities, faster scan-rates and new sensor material capabilities

Commercial Technology Development


PPS began to apply its innovative sensor technology to products and applications where customers needed to capture contact pressure distribution. Over the past decade, using its unique sensor technology, PPS has been providing the “sense of touch” to products and tools used for their development in medical devices, robotics, ergonomics and automotive applications, as well as industrial and consumer products.

Spun-Off Two Medical Device Companies


PPS spun-off two medical device companies: Sierra Scientific Instruments (SSI) and Medical Tactile (MTI), where PPS sensor technology is the backbone of their products. SureTouch Breast Exam from MTI is a non-invasive, FDA-cleared medical exam without radiation that not only painlessly captures, amplifies, documents and visualizes masses as small as 5mm. Manoscan from SSI empowers physicians to evaluate how well the muscles in the esophagus work to transport liquids or food from the mouth into the stomach.

Spun-Off Consumer Electronics Company


PPS founded Impress, Inc. Impress’ breakthrough technology, 3D Tactile Input, is based on internal measurement principles, enabling ultra-thin tactile sensors from PPS that seamlessly integrates into displays or touch surface assemblies and greatly expands the capabilities of touch-based interfaces.

SSI Acquired by Given Imaging for $35M


Given Imaging, a global leader in patient-friendly GI diagnostic and monitoring solutions, acquired SSI for $35 million.

GoSmart, Inc. Another PPS Incubated Company


GoSmart, Inc. was founded by Dr. Son to develop and market useful travel aids and consumer accessories for smart mobile devices.

PPS Expands into Europe


PPS UK, was founded by Dr. Jae Son and Dr. Gordon Dobie to exploit EU opportunities. In collaboration with the University of Strathclyde, PPS have created a new R&D centre that will develop exciting new pressure sensing technologies.

Launch of Embedded tactile sensor based products

2008 – to Date

PPS sensor technology was embedded into several products from its customers giving them a “sense of touch”:

  • PPS partnered with eSoles, a supplier of high-performance, custom insoles, to design and produce the world's most advanced 3D foot scanning kiosk.
  • A new health watch embedded with PPS pulse sensors technology, the jWatch, was launched.
  • BarrettHands incorporating PPS sensors are now commercially available.
  • PPS technology was adapted by LG mobile for their BL-20 phone and was produced at more than 1M units.

A few of our customers and partners