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I am doing a 3rd year project at university on the pressure distribution when a person sits in a car seat, with the aim of looking at causes of driver back pain. I am trying to build two pressure pads roughly 40cm by 40 cm to place on the seat base and seat back to get pressure read outs of how the weight of the driver is distributed.

Is there anyone on here who knows what kind of individual pressure sensors would be suitable for creating a pressure pad? Thanks in advance to anyone who can help! I’m an automotive engineering student so my knowledge of electronics is limited!
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Rip up some electric scales? Be cheapest option for you. Otherwise look into piezoresistive sensors.
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(Original post by iwantcheese5)
I am doing a 3rd year project at university on the pressure distribution when a person sits in a car seat, with the aim of looking at causes of driver back pain. I am trying to build two pressure pads roughly 40cm by 40 cm to place on the seat base and seat back to get pressure read outs of how the weight of the driver is distributed.

Is there anyone on here who knows what kind of individual pressure sensors would be suitable for creating a pressure pad? Thanks in advance to anyone who can help! I’m an automotive engineering student so my knowledge of electronics is limited!
Possibly these? http://proto-pic.co.uk/products/Load...252d-50kg.html
Maybe not accurate enough for you, I'm not sure
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Possibly these? http://proto-pic.co.uk/products/Load...252d-50kg.html
Maybe not accurate enough for you, I'm not sure
Thanks those look more the business.
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