StretchSense

StretchSPORT Kit

$2555 USD

Compression garments containing stretch sensors enable a huge range of potential wearable sports and fitness applications. They provide an accurate wearable motion capture solution without the drift issues associated with IMUs. Accurately track joint movement and see muscles flexing in real time. Create the next generation of wearable sports and fitness applications that provide detailed analyses of human movement.

This kit contains 2x Fabric Stretch Sensors, 5x Silicone Stretch Sensors and 1x 10-channel SPI sensing circuit.

FAQ's

  • What is StretchSPORT?

    StretchSPORT is a development kit containing silicone and fabric stretch sensors. Stretch sensors are easy to integrate into clothing making this an ideal kit for building applications in fitness wearables. 

  • What is the Enterprise Kit and how much does it cost?

    The Enterprise Kit is a large box of sensors ideal for companies that require a larger number of sensors for prototyping and evaluation of multiple sensor modes. We tailor the types and quantity of sensors in the Enterprise Kit to suit our customers depending on their specific industry. Accordingly, the price will vary depending on the contents of each Enterprise Kit.

  • What are the development kits for?

    Our development kits are for R&D engineers and Product Developers to discover new ways of utilizing our stretch sensing technology for smart clothing, sports, and VR/AR applications. The kits contain lots of sensors to enable rapid prototyping. Your design teams will have plenty of sensors to play with. Twist them, stretch them, have fun! Get creative!

  • Why do I need a large number of sensors?

    We don't want your prototyping to be limited by the number of sensors included in the kit. Having more sensors offer more room for experimentation. You have the freedom to apply sensors to more than one project and share them with team members.

  • What is the best way to work with StretchSense?

    We aim to ensure our customers have the smoothest journey from discovery of sensing technology, product prototyping and mass production. A great starting place is to try one of our evaluation kits which are designed to be generic sensor kits for engineers and product developers to start testing with.

  • What are stretch sensors?

    StretchSense sensors are like smart rubber bands. They are flexible capacitors which are soft, stretchy and can easily be embedded into clothing or devices.

    Stretch sensors measure how their geometry deforms as a measure of electrical capacitance. When they are attached correctly to a soft body of material, such as clothing or on a person’s body, the sensors provide precise information about how that object or person’s body is moving through the sensor’s geometry changes.

  • What can stretch sensors measure?

    By understanding a stretch sensor’s deformation, our customers are able to measure human body extension, bending, pressure and shear forces. This allows athletes to receive feedback on technique, consumers to interact in new ways with augmented reality devices and for healthcare providers to track the recovery of their patients.

  • What is the difference between your fabric and silicone sensor products?

    Both our silicone and fabric sensors are suitable for a wide range of applications, but each sensor type is particularly suited for certain applications.

    Our silicone sensors are useful for medical applications where they need to be pressed up against the skin, or in applications where they are adhered directly to or integrated into rubber-like materials. Our fabric sensors are ideal for wearable applications where the sensors are sewn into garments.

  • What is the price of sensors if I want to purchase in volume?

    Stretch sensors are made of low cost materials so customers can enjoy economies of scale at mass production. We have 3 categories of production that signal large jumps in sensor price for our customers – labour-based, machine-based and commodity production. These categories occur at different volumes based on the specification and quantity.

  • Why are you supplying the 10-channel circuit with the kit?

    Each 10-channel circuit allows you to connect up to ten sensors at a time. Our 10-channel circuits turn the raw analogue signal from the sensors into digital data you can use.

  • Can I make my own sensor interrogation circuitry to use your sensors?

    We advise using StretchSense circuitry to get the best results and save on development time. There are a number of software and electronics challenges associated with sensor interpretation. Our software team have solved these issues and are continuing to upgrade our sensor interrogation methods.

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