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Feedback Sensors

By Dr. Nick van Terheyden aka Dr. Nick
Twitter: @drnic1
Host of Dr. Nick: The Incrementalist – #TheIncrementalist

On this episode, I talked to Sri Peruvemba, VP of Strategy at BeBop Sensors. BeBop Sensors is an offshoot from Keith McMillen instruments who brought the BopPad to the world with smart fabric sensor innovation. Sri shares the key elements of successful companies he has been involved with that includes a hunger on the part of the management team that is married to the right team and skills and the importance of good incremental habits that overcome challenges.

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We discuss the history of the company from its musical beginnings to the potential for this fabric-based sensor that detects stretch, twist, bending, and force that has already found utility in sports clothing and shoes and the clear opportunity in gaming and mixed reality experiences.

They have added to this with a haptic sensor capability providing custom feedback to individual areas in the fabric that starts to make the Hollywood dream of mixed reality one big step closer to reality. Listen in to hear the potential applications of the sensors and feedback haptics offer in patient care and training. The future of “Oasis” is closer than you think Player One!

About the Show
For years Dr. Nick van Terheyden aka Dr. Nick, has served as a voice on the impact of new technologies on healthcare, earning a reputation as a leading authority on where the future of medicine is going. Combining powers of observation and real world experience, Dr. Nick has seen many predictions come true and makes the case that innovations in healthcare can be accomplished incrementally, not just by moonshot events. Tune in to hear Dr. Nick: The Incrementalist and his guests discuss what the future of healthcare looks like, how we will get there, and what it will take to improve healthcare for all.

This article was originally published on the Dr. Nick – The Incrementalist blog and is republished here with permission.