Bend Sensor technology has many potential applications in the medical device sector. A key marketing strategy is to pursue product applications that emphasize functionality, reliability, quality, and user convenience.
In the medical product area, such applications might include infusion pumps, respiratory therapy equipment, obstetric equipment, rehabilitative and physical therapy equipment, pelvic stabilization devices, pressure-monitoring devices, etc.
The Bend Sensor® is being used in numerous interactive glove applications in both the medical and gaming fields. The sensor gives immediate feedback to hand movement. In November 2009 the Bend Sensor® technology was featured in a study by the University of Rome Tor Vergeta, using an interactive glove, and was recommended as a possible tool to assist doctors in neuroscience studies to determine a patient’s level of monitor skill or post -surgical evaluation and therapy or for assisting the disabled. (See http://www.hiteg.uniroma2.it/). Due to the ability of the sensor to measure range of motion the study also recommends using the Bend Sensor® technology as a tool to design ergonomic devices. The University has continued its research and has identified additional medical applications of our sensors.
The Flexpoint Bend Sensor was also included in a study of potential means of Design Considerations for a Wearable Monitor to Measure Finger Posture featured in the Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation. The Flexpoint Bend Sensor® was the most reliable and repeatable of the sensors tested.