Ergonomics & Biomechanics

Elevate user comfort

When designing products with human interaction at the centre, like tools, sports equipment and car interiors, it can be challenging to balance performance requirements with the need to maximize comfort and usability. Pressure sensors provide the means to quantify human comfort factors for applications like:

  • How much hand pressure is required to turn a steering wheel, open a car door or pull a hand brake?

  • How is pressure distributed between a backpack shoulder harness and waist belt?

  • How different bicycle saddle designs change contact area and pressure distribution?

  • How is foot pressure distributed when an elite swimmer pushes off the pool wall?

This information is important when it comes to creating comfortable user interactions, preventing injury andimproving performance. In many circumstances, our pressure sensors are being used to improve grip design, or redistribute pressure to optimize for comfort, and improve effectiveness of designs when considering a wide range of users. like windshield wiper blades, door seals, and sunroof seals also require a high level of precision during measurement. XSENSOR’s pressure sensors can conform to the topology of surfaces and provide an accurate measurement of an interface’s true pressure.

Pressure sensors ideal for measuring human comfort factors

Conformability, image quality, and durability are imperative in comfort and ingress/egress analysis. This is especially true in ergonomic applications where factors like hand force measurement are being measured.

For testing sessions to proceed smoothly and efficiently, pressure sensors must be able to retain their calibration over multiple trials and across a series of subjects. Our high performance LX sensors provide consistent measurement even under harsh conditions.

For test engineers, the improved calibration stability leads to consistent data over thousands of cycles, which leads to reduced re-calibration time and a much lower total cost of ownership.

Specifications & performance


A variety of shapes, resolutions and pressure ranges are available for testing ergonomic designs from low to high pressures. Our sensors are thin, durable, and conform easily to match the surface being measured.

Applications & Commonly used sensors

ISO 17025 certified pressure sensor manufacturer

Your ISO 17025 registration requires your suppliers to provide verified calibrated test equipment and recalibration processes to maintain your compliance. Unlike other sensors on the market, our sensors maintain their calibration due to the capacitive technology design used and the unique materials used to make these sensors. Our ISO 17025 accreditation means that we have demonstrated competency in producing accurate test and calibration data from our sensors.

Superior imaging software for automotive design


XSENSOR Pro software has been the industry leader for interface pressure testing and measurement for many years. Our software provides specific design tools to the automotive industry, including the ability to overlay pressure images to scale and apply grouping and analysis tools.

Test & Measurement Product Catalog

Front cover of XSENSOR's Test & Measurement Product Catalog shows an LX100:40:40 seat sensor and is available for download.



Accurate and reliable for repeated use.


Flexible, and conforms to surfaces with minimal interference. 


Complete analysis tools in industry-leading XSENSOR Pro V8 software.


3% or less full scale error after 100,000 loading cycles.