Fox Sports Network Chooses Tekscan Pressure Mapping Technology

When Fox Sports Network's Sports Science needed the most advanced technology to investigate and break down myths in athletics, they chose Tekscan. Tekscan's products provide accurate and reliable force and pressure measurements within a variety of different applications.

Sports Science answers long-standing questions that exist in the athletic world, such as: What hits the hardest - a NFL linebacker's blindside hit on an unexpecting quarterback or a MLB base runner barreling into a catcher? Theories are tested using professional athletes in a sports laboratory that houses the most advanced scientific equipment. After data is collected and analyzed, the answers are revealed.

In several episodes, Tekscan's F-Scan system was used to collect and analyze data. Cindy Bir, PhD of Wayne State University, and a biomechanist that collected and analyzed data for the show, states "When looking for the latest technology in force measurement, Tekscan was an obvious choice. The F-Scan system allowed us to have athletes perform as usual, with little or no wires attached. We weren't limited to the distance that they could go, which is ideal when working with top athletes." The F-Mat add-on sensor to the F-Scan was used in an episode to determine the force of a baseball player when running into a wall to make a catch, and at what point the force would cause an injury.

Tekscan's Grip system was used in one episode to measure the force of a football in the hands of a player trying to block a kick to that of blocked kick by a soccer goalie. The Grip system measured and recorded the dynamic pressures and forces of the player's hands and fingers - data that would otherwise be unseen by the naked eye. Visit our website to view all clips.

Tekscan's pressure mapping systems are used by prominent universities, hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, and corporations around the world to measure pressure in a variety of applications. For more information on Tekscan or how our products can be used with your athletic applications, visit or contact Tekscan at 800-248-3669 or

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