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Posted on November 14, 2018 by  & 
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Bend Labs to Demonstrate Innovative Flexible Soft Sensor Technology

Bend Labs will be available at the IDTechEx Printed Electronics USA Event, November 14-15, to demonstrate their flexible soft sensor technology, which is disrupting both established and emerging industries by making it possible to measure true angular displacement. Event attendees will see firsthand how Bend Labs' soft sensors can easily be applied across the fields of medical wearables, IOT, consumer electronics, autonomous vehicles, as well as motion research. For more information see the IDTechEx report on Wearable Sensors 2018-2028.
"One of the first questions we get asked is how our sensors are different from other soft sensing technology out there," said Colton Ottley, CTO of Bend Labs. "We've built our sensors from the ground up to address the drawbacks of other motion sensing systems. We're fundamentally different in that we accurately measure angular displacement bi-directionally while rejecting other signals such as stretching or extraneous bending. The result of which is a low-power, drift free, path independent sensing technology with sub-degree accuracy."
Bend Labs, a start-up based in Salt Lake City, is offering a unique series of soft sensors made with medical grade silicone that can bend, stretch and conform to any contour. Their sensors can measure one or two axes of bending, and unlike IMU and resistive-based plastic sensors, Bend Labs' sensors have zero drift, opening the door to ultra-stable, high resolution, low power angular measurements. For example, Bend Labs' soft sensors are already seeing success in the medical device market, where they have been applied to devices that remotely monitor patient motion throughout the physical therapy process. Patient range of motion information is securely logged and sent to the cloud where it can be viewed by patients and healthcare providers.
"Bend Labs' soft sensors have the ability to accurately digitize both human and non-human motion. Our goal is to make it simple for both engineers, as well as non-engineers to integrate our technology into the many products and applications that will benefit humanity," Ottley said.
Bend Labs' customers range from Fortune 100 companies to engineers, entrepreneurs, and design firms who want to integrate motion measurement into their products. To learn more about Bend Labs' soft sensor technology visit External Link.
About Bend Labs:
Bend Labs is a technology company with a mission to bring motion measurement and understanding to the world through soft flexible sensing solutions. Their primary goal is to enable sensor integration by partnering with companies working in the prototyping phase all the way up through large-scale commercial manufacturing and licensing. Learn more at External Link.
Source: Bend Labs
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