Startup Showcase: Tactonic Technologies
Tactonic Technologies developed and is commercializing large area, multi–touch, pressure sensing systems, which utilize a sensing technology referred to Mechanical Force Redistribution. These systems can be used to track and quantify activity in a given environment by sensing the foot steps and extracting features such as stance, gait, and balance of those moving throughout the active environment. Tactonic works with a number of startups and established companies to develop end-user products.
Tactonic Technologies is the second startup that co-founders NYU Courant Professor Ken Perlin and Charles Hendee have worked on together, the first being TouchCo from which there was a successful exit. Tactonic was accepted into a number of incubator/accelerator spaces, opting in the end for the NY Designs facility in Long Island City, Queens for its private offices and very well stocked and maintained machine and fabrication shops. Professor Perlin received a $50,000 Technology Acceleration & Commercialization (TAC) award from NYU to further commercialization of the technology, and in August of this year $100,000 grant from Pilot Health Tech NYC and the NYCEDC to validate the technology for use in specific medical settings.
This is the third post in the Startup Showcase series featuring video profiles of startups founded by NYU students, faculty and researchers.