In the design, R&D and engineering process of fitness equipment, accurate performance data is vital before it advances to manufacturing. This phase ensures equipment is safe and unfailing for users. For example, treadmill controls that move running surfaces must withstand varying speeds and forces over extended periods of use. This requires extensive torque and stress testing. Sensors on the handrails that measure heart rates need to provide accurate data. These requirements are proven trustworthy when using Interface force measurement technologies.
Many manufacturers are installing sensors into their equipment to measure various forces and provide real-time fitness data to the user or data that a medical professional can use to monitor patients during exercise or movement. These sensors are designed into the product and customized to fit into existing products to enable smart functionality and Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities.