RTC Electronics, Dexter, Michigan, announced that it acquired the College Park Industries iPECS™ product line.
College Park Industries, Warren, Michigan, originally developed iPECs to provide researchers with a tool to measure human locomotion or gait parameters on users of lower-limb prostheses. The chief project designers, Rick Harrington and Chuck Krapf, are also principals of RTC Electronics. RTC will now market, sell, and update iPECS, as well as provide customer support. The tool measures force and torque in three axes at 1,000 samples per second, in either a digital or analog output. In addition to the O&P-related application, iPECs can be used in a variety of industrial applications.