Flexible Thin Film Pressure Sensor


NAMI has developed flexible sensors for continuous monitoring of pressure.

  • Flexible Thin Film Pressure Sensor
Commercialisation opportunities
Non-exclusive licensing
Problem addressed

Traditional tactile sensors are rigid, in fixed sizes and shapes, thus unable to meet the requirements in form factors, and shape conformability for many flexible devices. NAMI’s pressure sensor is flexible, thin and lightweight, that can be easily integrated with many products for continuous monitoring of pressure.

  • The pressure-sensing component is a proprietary composite material sandwiched between two flexible substrates.
  • The final sensor product can be designed as a single sensor to check pressure at a particular location or as a sensor array to monitor pressure distribution over a large area.
Key impact
  • Flexible, reliable and durable
  • Wide and adjustable sensing range
  • Customizable size and shape
  • Simple fabrication and low cost
  • CES Innovation Awards 2019
  • Educational and toy products (paper piano and children's book, etc.)
  • Healthcare products (smart mat and mattress, etc.)
  • Sportswear and fitness gear
  • Vehicular and pedestrian traffic counting
Nano and Advanced Materials Institute (NAMI)

As a Materials Expert, Nano and Advanced Materials Institute (NAMI) has a strong portfolio of innovative technologies to support and collaborate with the industry, offering frontier-applied research on advanced materials as well as technology transfer for commercialization success.

NAMI, incorporated in 2006, is designated by the Innovation and Technology Commission of the Hong Kong Government as a Research and Development Center for nanotechnology and advanced materials. NAMI undertakes and provides support for market-driven research in nanotechnology and advanced materials, and strives for commercialization of the technologies to benefit the industry and the society at large, as well as re-industrialization to promote the economic growth and sustainability of Hong Kong.