Pressure Mapping Technology

Measure interface pressure between two surfaces, utilizing a thin and flexible sensor. The resulting data and our analysis tools offer insights to enhance product design, manufacturing, quality, and research.

What is a Pressure Mapping System?​

Pressure mapping is a unique test & measurement technology and prime example of a wide-reaching R&D tool. Top tier companies have successfully used our systems to help solve application challenges, improve product design, and more.
  • Analysis tool that maps interface pressure and provides insight for a better understanding of surface behavior
    • Provides key metrics including total force, peak pressures, and center of force
    • Clear visual representation of pressure distribution
    • Multiple graph options to plot data
    • Access real time or recorded data
  • Components include: sensors, data acquisition electronics, and software
    • Over 200 standard sensors with different shapes, sizes, resolution, and pressure ranges; custom sensors available
    • High speed and wireless capabilities


  • Minimally invasive high resolution sensor that is thin and flexible
  • Over 200 standard sensors with different shapes, sizes, resolutions and pressure ranges
  • Customizable to unique form factors and pressure ranges to meet specific applications


  • Scan thousands of sensing points within each sensor
  • Data is instantly relayed to the software on your PC via a USB cable
  • High speed and wireless options available


  • Software displays the pressure distribution data, in multiple formats, for superior analysis
  • Real-time display of pressure sensor data in 2D & 3D
  • Display peak pressures and center of force

Pressure Mapping – A Design Engineer’s Magnifying Glass

Watch this five-part video series covering Pressure Mapping Technology’s several uses to help enhance R&D processes:
Common uses for Pressure Mapping in R&D

  • Evaluating component press fits and seals
  • Evaluating product performance
  • Machine design and setup precision
  • Comfort and ergonomic assessment
  • High-speed impact testing

How Pressure Mapping Compares to Other Technologies

Load Cells

  • Accurately measures force load on a single sensing point
    • Multiple load cells are required to measure a pressure array
  • Tend to be bulky, thus making them difficult to position in a manner desired for collecting relevant data
Pressure Mapping Technology

  • Sensors are minimally-invasive, making it a viable testing solution for examining pressure between nearly any two mating surfaces
    • Captures the entire range of pressure occurring over the entire test
  • Software recording & analysis features allow the user to analyze real-time data, an export into user-friendly file formats
  • Systems can be calibrated to a known force for more precise data collection
Pressure Indicating Film

  • An affordable single-use method to capture the moment of peak pressure during a testing process
    • However, it does not provide evidence of when that peak moment occurred in the testing process
  • Only displays a degree of pressure in a single test (cannot be calibrated)