Printed pressure sensitive sensors

Piezosensitive materials

Piezoelectric sensors react to pressure. At RISE Printed Electronics we work with all-printed piezo sensors:

  • Conversion of mechanical stress to electrical signal
  • Dynamic measurements – no detection of static strain
  • Different piezo modes possible

Piezosensors give distinct advantages

  • Custom made design and materials choice
  • Freedom in choice of size, geometry and layout
  • Opportunities for integration into product – no assembly required
  • Low cost in large volumes
  • Large signal output
  • Fully printed sensors
  • Screen printing – robust and cheap manufacturing
  • Low temperature processing
  • Non-toxic materials
  • Freedom in choice of carrier material
  • Opportunities for integration into product – no assembly required
  • Based on PVDF-type polymers
  • Sensor performance comparable to other technologies (e.g. PZT)
  • Voltage response up to 10’s of Volts
  • Frequency response Hz to MHz

Check out a cool example!