TEKSCAN, INC. FEATURED ON BBC ONE’S HIT TV SHOW, BANG GOES THE THEORY

 

Have you ever wondered about the impact forces that a seat exerts on our body, during a car crash? Utilizing Tekscan’s Body Pressure Measurement System (BPMS™), that impact force and pressure is analyzed during an episode of Bang Goes the Theory. The hit series blends science and technology, testing scientific theory to answer tricky questions, perform unique challenges, and investigate present and future global issues.

TEKSCAN, INC. FEATURED ON BBC ONE’S HIT TV SHOW, BANG GOES THE THEORY

Tekscan’s Body Pressure Measurement System was used in a low speed crash test to determine if rear-facing seats in an automobile are safer than those facing the front. The Tekscan sensor is placed in between host Jem Stansfield (aeronautical engineer) and the car seat. Watch as the sensor ...

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Tekscan’s Body Pressure Measurement System was used in a low speed crash test to determine if rear-facing seats in an automobile are safer than those facing the front. The Tekscan sensor is placed in between host Jem Stansfield (aeronautical engineer) and the car seat. Watch as the sensor measures the difference in force and pressure put on his body, when riding forwards versus riding backwards, while crashing into a pole. Europe is currently reviewing whether to increase the age limit at which children are required to ride backwards, from 9 months to around 4 or 5 years, as is law in Sweden.

The Tekscan BMPS System is used in many other pressure mapping applications, such as design and comfort testing for automotive seats and mattresses, as well as a sales tool for mattress retailers.

The series airs Monday nights on BBC One in the UK and Scotland, and then rebroadcasted Tuesday night on BBC Two in Northern Ireland and Wales. Visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcone for more information.

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Published on 12 Apr 2013

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