Force Sensor

Film-based force sensor that detects various types of stress
−friction, shear force, and inputting force

Overview

Nissha’s film-based force sensor is slim and enables multi-point simultaneous detection, realizing force sensing in applications ranging from friction measurement to input interfaces.

Friction and shear force sensor sheet

Friction and shear force sensor sheet

Inputting force sensor for input interfaces

Inputting force sensor for input interfaces

Key Features

  1. Production with the printing process means designs can be customized according to customer requirements.
  2. Production in a clean room that satisfies standards for electronics ensures high accuracy, high quality sensors.
  3. Roll-to-roll process suitable for mass production enables low cost production.

Line-up

Shear Force Sensor (Under development)

Brand new slim three-axis force sensor

Three-axis force sensor is designed to detect stress across the horizontal surface (friction and shear force) of a contact interface between two objects. Many conventional sensors were mechanical and made of metal at least 1 cm thick. This imposed restrictions on the products the sensors were built into as well as the contexts of sensor use.
Nissha took advantage of proprietary film processing technology to develop a brand new slim three-axis force sensor with a thickness of 1 mm or less. The slim, flexible sheet type friction and shear force sensor can be used in various applications.

Applications

The flexible sheet structure may be used as a tactile sensor in robot hands and as a fitting sensor for prosthetic legs.

A sensor array configured as a multi-point matrix enables distribution mapping of friction and shear force on the surface of the sheet type sensor, contributing to behavior analysis of the force on the tread of tires and shoes in the development stage.

Resistive-type Inputting Force Sensor

Slim inputting force sensor with great freedom of shape

The film type inputting force sensor is very slim, with a thickness of 200 μm or less, and can be built into any type of product. Production with the printing process means the sensor shape and arrangement can be customized according to customer requirements.


Applications

Applications to date center on user interfaces including musical keyboards. The sensor can also be used in various applications such as detecting pressure anomalies and verifying the presence or absence of items.

Inquiry

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