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Science by the Seat of Their Pants - Museum Goers, Industry and the Military Take Pressure Off with Body Mapping
Date:2/24/2010

Why are mattresses being designed for different body types and shampoo bottles shaped to closely match the size of your hand? The answer is the new technology of pressure body mapping being used to redesign armor for troops in Afghanistan.

Madison, NJ, USA (PRWEB) February 24, 2010 -- Interactive exhibits make learning science fun. One such exhibit, “Under Pressure,” demonstrates how pressure between the body and a contacting object – such as a chair – can create pressure points and strain. Sensor Products Inc., an innovator in the field, donated their Tactilus® Body Mapping Pressure System to The Leonardo Museum, which is showing the exhibit at schools and libraries. Joe Andrade, the exhibit developer and a Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Utah, integrated it into a portable kiosk that teaches children and adults about pressure body mapping.

“The kids and adults really love it,” says Andrade. “They chuckle and can’t wait to sit on the pressure pad and see their body maps. Meanwhile, they are learning about science and technology.”

In pressure body mapping, sensors collect data from the force exerted by the human body as it touches another surface. This data is then converted into color-coded body maps that correspond to different degrees of pressure. Armed with this knowledge, designers and engineers can modify their products to produce more even distributions of pressure. By taking the load off areas with red hot spots, the locations of greatest pressure, products become more comfortable and ergonomic.

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