Body Pressure Mapping Systems

PPS’s Body Pressure Mapping System (BPMS) provides a means for designers and clinicians to measure and visualize the key pressure points when a user sits on a seat.  Using an array of thin, flexible and highly sensitive sensors placed on a seat, body pressure points are measured and displayed.

This pressure mapping system was designed for seat manufacturers, companies that utilize seats in their products, automotive companies, and for researchers that study comfort levels to create healthy and comfortable seats. BPMS is a pressure visualization and measurement system that measures seat and back pressure distribution to determine the comfort levels of different chairs. The proprietary stretchable TactArray sensor is constructed with advanced conductive cloth materials for conform ability and stretch-ability while maintaining high-performance sensitivity and repeatability. Users can incorporate the sensor into their application without altering the characteristics of the support surface. Data quality is not compromised due to the curved surface requirements.

The pressure mapping system consists of a stretchable TactArray sensor along with an included T4500 electronics that features Wifi or USB 2.0 interface to attach to a computer that runs PPS’s Chameleon image capture and analysis software. This industry-leading software is fully featured which means it can export replay, save test data, and perform analysis functions.  Chameleon can also record and playback video with your data results for even greater insight and analysis.

Body Pressure Mapping System


    • High-performance TactArray sensor constructed with advanced conductive cloth material allows for conform ability and stretch-ability to allow natural seating.  This ability allows the pressure mapping sensors to be incorporated into the application without altering the characteristics of the support surface.
    • Highly sensitive and repeatable tactile sensors used in the product while data quality is not compromised even on curved surfaces.
    • High performance capacitive sensing technology saves time and improves results by significantly reducing recalibration and repeated tests allowing developers to resolve problems and answer questions faster. Twice the repeatability, 5x better minimum pressure detection, and 50% better pressure sensing resolution compared to typical resistive tactile sensor technologies.
    • Chameleon Visualization Software provides intuitive, easy to use, high-quality visualization and easy access to data for analysis and export to other applications.   The software is fully featured which means export, replay, save, and analysis functions are included with every system, unlike competitors who require a paid upgrade for these features.

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