Is there any kind of board or mat that when we place it on the floor and wire it, a self-made connected device can read these data when it is being pushed and holding onto it, at multiple points?

  • Location where the force is applied onto. Something working similar to a touchscreen, or a trackpad, or at least a keyboard. Except it's not any of those :-D
  • Magnitude of the force

I need to build a footstep detecting device consisting a board that can be wired and detect point of pressure and how much amount it is. It is something working like a capacitive sensing device. But able to handle greater pressure.

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    $\begingroup$ Define "exact point"? Pin point, thumb print, foot print.... $\endgroup$ – Solar Mike Jan 2 '19 at 19:58
  • $\begingroup$ In my case it is foot print $\endgroup$ – jerinho.com Jan 2 '19 at 20:43
  • $\begingroup$ So, update your question making that clear, also what needs to be detected - the footprint, the precise area, the contact outline, the highest pressure points... $\endgroup$ – Solar Mike Jan 2 '19 at 20:45
  • $\begingroup$ updated. i'll update again if insufficient of info $\endgroup$ – jerinho.com Jan 2 '19 at 21:00
  • $\begingroup$ The more clearly and precisely you define the question, the better, so give all the relevant detail you can so people don’t waste their time... $\endgroup$ – Solar Mike Jan 2 '19 at 21:03

You are looking for Pressure sensing mats.

They are used for exactly what you want to use them for, getting stepped on for footprint and gait analysis.


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