Strainsense Ltd. - PRODUCT NEWS

Sensor for Sports Bra Straps tension measurement

The Challenge

Progressive are a Sports research and design company based at
Loughborough University's Sports Technology Institute. They wanted to
measure the tension exerted by sports bra straps and underbands so
that the 3D motion testing of the garments could be normalised.
Without a suitable product available on the market to help them do
this Progressive required a bespoke solution.

The Solution

Working with StrainSense, the team developed a small hand held strain
gauge that enabled quick handheld measurements to be made during
testing. Using a digital ossiliscope to display the results
adjustments to each bra could be made in real-time.

The Results

The bespoke solution has enabled Progressive to improve the quality of
its testing and findings to a level that previously had not been
possible. Ross Weir, Innovations Director of Progressive comments
“Working with StrainSense to develop a bespoke solution meant that we
could use the testing results to develop a product that met our
customers’ needs.”

May 2011

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