Though physical comfort can make or break an experience, gauging it is something people seem to have a hard time doing, possibly because we’re not very good at determining static pressures in general. That is to say, the human body tends to be more sensitive to pressures that change than to constant loads. This can be a barrier to determining the comfort or fit of something that will be in long-term contact with the body.
Highly sensitive capacitive tactile sensing technology can help us get around that human limitation. With that in mind, here’s a list of some tools and products that could benefit from pressure sensor technology.