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Bio mechanical measurement technology can include load cells and sensor solutions for weight, force, pressure, displacement and more. Biotech measurement must be consistent, accurate, and easy to apply. Group Four’s standard and custom solutions for the bio mechanical market place allow for consistent measurement in accordance with the customer needs in the most efficient way possible. The challenge with adding measurement to physical therapy, occupational therapy, and athletic training equipment is to figure out how to fit the sensor into the unique equipment. An innovative, custom solution is required to integrate directly into the machine, such as a special load cell mounted to the pedal of the bicycle or pulley on a rowing machine.
The fitness and health industry is growing which creates great opportunities for innovation. Innovation can become an engineering challenge, as was a new customer who was designing an apparatus for the fitness, sport training and physical therapy markets. Group Four and the customer engineering groups teamed up to design S Beam load cells that met a very small footprint requirement, and integration of a bearing system while creating an extremely rugged design.