Zemic Europe B.V. (Netherlands) - Esense is an add-on solution for heavy mobile care products. Integrated sensors ‘feel’ the natural manual force of the user. The system transfers this to a smooth intuitive drive support.
Miniature sensors used for improving ergonomics by making moving easy:
Indes creates innovative products for people. Products that people trust. Successful products, because they improve the everyday life of their customers. This requires creativity, but also the purposeful application of technology within different markets. Indes realizes integrated product development for clients with ambitions in the Medical Cure, Human Care and E-mobilty markets. They have been creating successful innovations for 30 years.
One of their key products is esense. Esense makes moving easy; heavy products are moved around as if they only weigh a couple of kilograms. The smart and patented system includes an electric drive wheel and one or more load cells. The load cells measure the natural push force of the user and transfer this to a smooth intuitive drive support.
There are many products that have been assembled with esense; for example, beds and stretchers for patient transport, heavy medical equipment, patient lifts and facility trolleys. Esense eliminates the high forces required for maneuvering these products and plays an active role in prevention of physical harm. Studies on patient lifts with esense show great appreciation for its functionality. Participants using esense report less physical complaints, so it really makes a difference.
The expertise and structured approach within Indes, enables them to develop distinctive and successful products, which in turn enable the customer to increase their market position in a structured manner. This expertise and approach matches with Zemics’ vision. We strongly believe that our focus on creating value for our customers will help them to differentiate themselves in their market. Zemic Europe's slogan is therefore "We believe we make you stronger!" In this case the solution literally “makes people stronger”.
Zemic Europe miniature sensors:
Miniature load cells because of their compact size usually use semiconductor strain gauges as the sensing element. They are available in many different configurations for both tension and compression force measurement. They offer good performance with high outputs and high overload capability for protection. Available capacities: 20 gram – 110 kg. The 1HM Aluminium bending miniature sensor is used for esense. This sensor has a high accuracy and is available in capacities from 0,5 up to 20 kg.