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. 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 Neuro-Engineering and Rehabilitation. The Flexpoint Bend Sensor® was the most reliable and repeatable of the sensors tested.