Pressure Measurements for Comfort

Welcome to All Sensors “Put the Pressure on Us” blog. This blog brings out pressure sensor aspects in a variety of applications inspired by headlines, consumer and industry requirements, market research, government activities, and you.

Pressure Measurements for Comfort

Pressure normally implies some level of discomfort. However, if the right amount of pressure is applied and not exceeded, a comfortable fit can be ensured. With this design goal in mind, companies have used pressure measurements to provide comfortable products from grip strength to earmuffs, headbands and headsets. In fact, one company makes test systems specifically for head applications.

Headsets and hearing protection need a comfortable fit so they can be worn for extended periods of time, especially in a work environment. The TactileHead pressure measurement and mapping system quantifies pressures exerted on the head from wearable head products such as these. Sensor measurements from the curved area around the ear of the mannequin head are compared to those from a sensor mounted to a flat plate on the other side of the head. With this controlled comparison, visualization and acquisition software can display the data and perform real-time analysis for evaluating the fit and comfort of an end product.

Full scale range for the pressure measurements is 2 Psi and the minimum detectable pressure for each sensor element is 28 Pa, or 0.004 psi. The system is calibrated in units of pressure (i.e., psi or N/cm²) and calculates force values (F=P*A) using the known area of the sensor element.

TactileHead customizable pressure measurement and mapping system

The TactileHead customizable pressure measurement and mapping system.
Image source: Medical Tactile, Inc.

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Pressure for an Uplifting Experience

Welcome to All Sensors “Put the Pressure on Us” blog. This blog brings out pressure sensor aspects in a variety of applications inspired by headlines, consumer and industry requirements, market research, government activities, and you.

Pressure for an Uplifting Experience

Using pressure wisely often creates an effective solution to both common and not-so-common problems. In fact, for engineers, asking “how can pressure help me solve this problem?” could be an inspirational technique for out of the box thinking.

Case in point. A young blogger wants to make a TikTok-like video showing her flying. How can hydraulic pressure make this happen? The answer is a Bobcat with a skid-steer telescopic attachment (maximum 3,000 psi capability) that is long enough to be positioned out of the picture.

Pressure for an Uplifting Experience

While a 13-year-old girl is a trivial load for a crane that can handle a 1500-pound maximum payload, when the max rated load is near, it is important to know that the rating capability of the hydraulic system is ensured by verification and even quality control testing.

This is where pressure sensors, like All Sensors CPM 602 Series that can handle up to 6,000 psi, provide the answer. In fact, whenever the question is “how can pressure help me solve this problem?” All Sensors has pressure sensors to help make the right decision.

Pressure for an Uplifting Experience

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Pressure Points

Welcome to All Sensors “Put the Pressure on Us” blog. This blog brings out pressure sensor aspects in a variety of applications inspired by headlines, consumer and industry requirements, market research, government activities, and you.

Pressure Points

Like acupuncture, acupressure has been around for thousands of years but it does not involve the use of needles to puncture the skin. In contrast, acupressure uses noninvasive pressure. Similarly, reflexology employs noninvasive pressure applied to specific points and areas of the body in the feet, hands and ears using specialized techniques. It can be implemented by a skilled practitioner, such as a reflexologist, or even the individual who wants to solve a particular personal problem. The pressure points for the entire body are part of the 12 major meridians that are part of traditional Chinese medical theory.

The amount of applied pressure varies from gentle and steady to deep and firm depending on the pressure point. At the high-pressure extreme, pressure points have been identified that produce significant pain and are target areas for certain martial arts.

You Can Try This at Home…

One problem-focused area that avoids the high-pressure extremes targets insomnia. Pressure applied at a point in line with the little finger to the Heart 7 point, often called the “Spirit Gate,” is attributed to preventing insomnia as well as:

      • anxiety
      • depression
      • heart disease

Heart 7 Point | Medical News Today

For insomnia and other issues, the Heart 7 point is one of many hand pressure points to address a variety of health problems. Source: Medical News Today.

While it may or may not work, it can’t hurt to try. It’s just a gentle and steady pressure point.

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Under Pressure

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Under Pressure

“Pressure, pushing down on me, pressing down on you.” Queen & David Bowie

Great song and, perhaps, a fitting summary for 2020. Adios, 2020! However, pressure, or more appropriately, the stress due to many traumatic moments of daily life, gets a bad rap, since we actually rely on pressure for a variety of life-enabling, life-sustaining and life-enhancing functions. Several of these have been addressed in previous “Put the Pressure on US” blogs. See: “The Pressures of Daily Life on Earth” and “The Pressures of a Modern Lifestyle” for more examples of pressures experienced every day.

Freddie Mercury and David Bowie sing Under Pressure

Freddie Mercury and David Bowie sing Under Pressure.
Source: YouTube.

To deal with the very real pressures of daily living, you need a wide variety of pressure sensors to measure, monitor and control air and a variety of gases, water and a variety of other liquids as well as numerous human body pressures. From low (<5 cmH2O) to high (<500 psi and even <6000 psi) pressures in  well-controlled to hostile environments, All Sensors offers 52 series of pressure sensors with a variety of outputs including basic, millivolt and amplified analog as well as digital to address these real pressures, including breathing.

All Sensors Corporation Low and Ultra-Low Pressure Sensors

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