LG Develops Flexible Pressure Sensors: An innovative textile technology

LG Innotek, a LG’s subsidiary, has developed a textile pressure sensor that could be used in industries like healthcare and manufacturing. Commercialisation of the innovative textile sensors is yet to begin but the South Korean company (LG) claims to invent these textile sensors that are superior to the existing inflexible and stiff pressure sensors.

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The sensors are made from elastic polyurethane material that enables it to be integrated into other products seamlessly and they can be used in cars to detect driver’s posture, body type, weight, and automatically adjusting the seat or pressure of an airbag.

The sensors can be used to make pressure-sensitive shoes or carpets to detect a patient’s movement or to make pressure-sensitive golf club to improve a golfer’s grip.

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