FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 30, 2018

Soft Sensors Platform Company Disrupts the Industry with Launch of New Developer Kits

San Francisco, CA – From athletic and medical wearables to IOT, consumer products and motion research, the integration of soft sensor technology is disrupting just about every industry imaginable. The founders at Bend Labs, a soft sensor platform company, are busy setting the wheels in motion to inspire entrepreneurs and businesses to create new, innovative ways to incorporate soft sensors using Bend Labs’ new developer kits. Tech enthusiasts can get a first-hand look at the kits on September 7th at the TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco event and experience how this transformative technology works.

“Our development kits will allow entrepreneurs, engineers, makers and existing companies the freedom to develop cutting-edge ways soft sensors can be used to measure, analyze and monitor motion,” said Jared Jonas, Bend Labs co-founder and Chief Product Officer.

What separates Bend Labs’ soft sensors technology from other sensor companies is that they are uniquely designed to reject any stretching or extraneous bending, which in turn offers a high-fidelity measurement of angular displacement. Their unique soft sensors are made of medical grade silicone rubber and can bend, stretch and conform to any contour. Sensors can measure one or two axes of angular displacement, and unlike gyroscope-based sensors and plastic flex sensors, there is zero drift, opening the door to ultra-stable and low power angle measurements.

While developer kits include the option of one or two axis motion boards, with an integrated six-axis IMU and a battery, the premium developer kit offers additional features. It includes a haptic, data logger and proto shield, specialized tape, enclosure, along with a haptic motor and headers. Development kits are arduino compatible and feature integrated BLE along with an Android quick start app and API for custom app development. DIY Makers, entrepreneurs and engineers can leverage the new dev kits to quickly prototype exciting new products and applications around motion measurement.

“We’re thrilled to see what unique ideas unfold through the use of our soft sensor developer kits”, says Jonas. “With our unique technology, we believe the possibilities are limitless.”

Both kits are available for preorder, and range in price from around $100 to $180 dollars, depending on the kit.

For more information visit https://www.bendlabs.com.

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