Our sensor and AI technology enables biomechanically better fitting products

Capskin has developed a novel soft sensor design with a dense network of sensors that can be shaped into different forms and combined with textiles. Our wearable sensor can measure pressure and stretch forces. We use deep learning algorithms to reconstruct human shape and motion from Capskin sensor measurements.

The first product is the Capskin Sensor Socks. It is thin, soft, stretchable, and reusable; like ordinary socks. It measures pressure around the foot and foot movement in the shoe. Our Capskin Studio wirelessly records sensor readings and displays 3D pressure distribution in real-time. This novel solution is designed for footwear developers and orthopedists, and provides valuable insights in improving the adaptability and fit of shoes.


Capskin’s wearable soft silicon sensors measure pressure and capture body shape & motion through AI.

One piece of Capskin sensors consists of many capacitive sensor units. When the sensor unit is pressed and stretched its sensor readout change accordingly.

To make more sense of Capskin sensor readings, we employ deep learning to reconstruct the human body shape and pose. This enables soft motion and shape capture without requiring an external optical setup.

By combining Capskin sensors with textiles, our products can be present in unobtrusive forms, including socks, gloves, sleeves, bras, T-shirts, etc. Our wireless data transmission solution allows using our mobile sensors outdoors.

Pressure measurement


Motion & shape capture

Mobile and unobtrusive

Fully soft

Artificial intelligence

no camera allowed

Insight without cameras

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Wolfram Schmidt