“Tacsense” is a technology enterprise focusing on the R & D of flexible pressure sensor modules and solutions. It is headquartered in Shenzhen and has an R & D center in California. Its main products are tactile pressure sensing modules based on flexible iontronic sensing patented technology. At the same time, it can also provide customized sensors and integrated solutions for customer related applications.
Recently, Tishen technology announced that it had obtained tens of millions of yuan of pre-A round of financing, which was followed by Tongchuang Weiye leading investment, angel investor Zhao Hui and old shareholder Yuandu venture capital. Wang Xiaoyang, founder and CEO, told 36 krypton: “this round of funds will be mainly used to launch mature product solutions in cooperation with industry partners and the implementation and promotion of solutions.”
The functional layer of the sensing module of Ti deep technology mainly includes two layers. One layer is the tactile pressure sensing layer after immersion or coating of electronic materials, and the other layer is a mature flexible electrode, which can convert the pressure information obtained by the sensing layer into electrical signals for collection, calculation and transmission. In terms of material, the electronic coating is completely transparent, can be attached to paper, silica gel, fabric, leather and other materials, and can be cut into any shape at will.
In terms of performance, the signal-to-noise ratio of the sensor of titanium deep technology is higher than 4000:1, the accuracy can reach the thousandth level, the density spacing of the sensor array is less than 1 mm2, and the thickness is as low as 0.1mm. “These properties enable our products to be used to manufacture medical grade devices and intelligent wearable products. They can also go deep into production fields such as automobile and industry to replace traditional pressure-sensitive paper, so that these pressure information can be digitized and further linked to the Internet of things. They can also be used as bionic skin to increase tactile perception to intelligent devices such as robots and broaden the scope of robots Function and scope of use. ” Wang Xiaoyang said.
In terms of application, in the medical field, Ti deep technology has developed intelligent shoes that can detect foot pulse signal and muscle movement in real time. This device can collect pulse and foot muscle change information, output pulse wave data, and then standardize the data and provide it to partners such as medical device enterprises and chronic disease management platforms. Partners can analyze the medical level data related to application scenarios and user signs, analyze the status of heart rate, respiration and blood pressure trends, and then identify the nervous system, emotion and fatigue analysis, sports status discrimination, walking posture, etc. at present, the smart shoes have been mass produced and shipped, and will appear at CES exhibition in 2020.
In addition, Tishen technology is also cooperating with a medical device manufacturer to develop a medical catheter or capsule with touch sensor, which can detect the pressure change of intestines and stomach and the speed / direction of intestinal peristalsis, so as to assist doctors in accurate diagnosis.
In the industrial field, the technology of titanium deep technology is also applied in battery factories, which is mainly used in the tooling and fixture of battery packaging, so as to improve the real-time and accuracy of pressure control during cell packaging operation of the production line, provide quality data of products in the whole processing cycle and improve the yield. “In the traditional industrial pressure detection, pressure-sensitive paper or some off-line detection systems are more used. The key production information cannot be digitized and linked with tooling equipment, so it is difficult to be used for the optimization of production process.” Wang Xiaoyang said.
At present, Tishen technology has joined the supplier system of several international electronic device dealers and formed strategic partners with agents and solution providers. “For agents and solution providers, we are the design and manufacturer of sensor components in the basic layer. At present, our sensors can achieve low-cost mass production, low power consumption, ultra-thin, compatible with all kinds of materials and excellent biological compatibility. We hope to find more excellent solution providers to develop broad applications of tactile sensors.” Wang Xiaoyang told 36 krypton.
Sensors are the lowest components of the Internet of things. The massive data of the Internet of things should be collected by various sensors. The rapid expansion of the scale of the Internet of things industry has also driven the growth of the sensor market. According to the data compiled by the China Business Industry Research Institute, the scale of China’s sensor market was 181.5 billion yuan in 2017 and will exceed 200 billion yuan in 2018. By 2019, the application scope of sensors will be expanded and the market scale will be further expanded, which is expected to reach 231 billion yuan. On the other hand, the larger the coverage of sensors and the finer the data collected will also expand the coverage of the Internet of things. The demand of IOT terminals for various sensors is growing rapidly, and the “electronic skin” light, thin and soft tactile sensors will also usher in an explosion.