White Paper: Manufacturing & Prototyping
How to Integrate Thin, Flexible Force Sensors into a Portable, Wearable Device
As consumers demand devices that are smaller and sleeker, more design engineers are turning to thin, flexible sensors like FlexiForce™ sensors because of their lightweight, conformable profile and low-power demands. While every device is unique, there six core phases, or checkpoints, that engineers encounter when designing in components like sensors:
- Sensor Characterization
- Proof of Concept
- Field Testing
- Final Embedded Device
- Transfer to Production
Having an established framework can help structure the process, saving time, resources, and money. This paper follows one engineering team tasked with designing a portable, wearable force sensitive device. It documents the lessons learned and steps taken at each phase, from characterization and proof of concept through commercialization, to produce a successful force sensitive device.
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