Fox Sports Network Chooses Tekscan Pressure Mapping Technology
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Tekscan's pressure mapping systems are used by prominent universities, hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, and corporations around the world to measure pressure in a variety of applications. Officials with Tekscan said that the company’s products provide accurate and reliable force and pressure measurements within a variety of different applications.
Company officials said that in several episodes, Tekscan's F-Scan system was used to collect and analyze data.
"When looking for the latest technology in force measurement, Tekscan was an obvious choice. The F-Scan system allowed us to have athletes perform as usual, with little or no wires attached”, said Cindy Bir, PhD of Wayne State University, and a biomechanist that collected and analyzed data for the show,in a statement.
“We weren't limited to the distance that they could go, which is ideal when working with top athletes," said Bir.
The F-Mat add-on sensor to the F-Scan was used in an episode to determine the force of a baseball player when running into a wall to make a catch, and at what point the force would cause an injury.
Company officials said that Tekscan's Grip system was used in one episode to measure the force of a football in the hands of a player trying to block a kick to that of blocked kick by a soccer goalie.
The Grip system measured and recorded the dynamic pressures and forces of the player's hands and fingers - data that would otherwise be unseen by the naked eye.
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Edited by Patrick Barnard