Soft Wearable Sensors for Product Development

Capskin improves human performance and well-being. Our novel soft sensor & AI technology enables a better understanding of how our bodies interact with the physical world.

The first product is the Capskin Sensor Socks. It is thin, soft, stretchable, and reusable; like ordinary socks. It measures pressure around the feet and quantifies the interaction between the feet and the shoes. Our Capskin Studio wirelessly records sensor readings and displays 3D pressure distribution in real-time. This novel solution is designed for footware developers, which provides valuable insights in improving the adaptability and fitness of shoes.

Technology

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 stretched or pressed, 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

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Motion & shape capture

Mobile and unobtrusive

Fully soft

Artificial intelligence

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Insight without cameras

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Team

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Oliver
Glauser

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Lukas
Sommerhalder

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Shihao
Wu