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I am working on prototyping a "smart" boxing glove that can track the movement (jabs, uppercuts etc.) and punch force.

I am having a bit of trouble sourcing a pressure (force) sensor that is small and can detect up to 2000 psi of force.

Is this even possible given the format?

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    \$\begingroup\$ look at peratech.com \$\endgroup\$ – Brian Drummond Oct 11 '16 at 13:58
  • \$\begingroup\$ Have you considered the surface area of such a thing? The ones I've seen used to test punching strength (Mythbusters did this a couple of times) had a fairly large surface area. A small area would concentrate the force of the blow onto a small area - your sparing partner might be unhappy if you punch him and leave golf ball sized holes every where you hit him. In the other direction, it'd be kind of tough to throw a punch with the equivalent of a pizza box attached to your glove (though it would probably be hilarious to watch.) \$\endgroup\$ – JRE Oct 11 '16 at 14:06
  • \$\begingroup\$ Yeah, measuring the force on the heavy bag would be relatively easy. Packing this in a boxing glove size is .... complex. \$\endgroup\$ – Milan Vrekic Oct 11 '16 at 14:11
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    \$\begingroup\$ It would make more sense to measure change in acceleration and velocity on the inside and use a coupling coefficient estimate for the glove compression, target effective force on mass. Pressure would be impossible to measure without affecting stiffness of surface then use a fluidbag inside glove to model the brain and measure fluid pressure \$\endgroup\$ – Sunnyskyguy EE75 Oct 11 '16 at 14:22
  • \$\begingroup\$ @TonyStewart.EEsince'75 your profile mentions that you are open to contract work, but I could not find any contact info. \$\endgroup\$ – Milan Vrekic Oct 11 '16 at 15:02

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