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A Bedtime Story for Children of Engineers

Take a journey with Pressureman and teach your child about world of science

Published: Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 15:01

(Sensor Products Inc.: Madison, NJ) -- National Engineers Week, which was held Feb. 16–22, 2015, was the perfect time to excite a child’s interest in engineering and science. Jeffrey Stark, CEO of Sensor Products Inc., has written a brief, colorful book called Pressureman, which is primarily targeted to engineers and scientists who love what they do and want to share a bit about pressure with their children.

Stark believes young children who are enthusiastically read to can embrace many of the basic concepts of contact pressure. By the time the children become readers themselves, a book such as this can stimulate their imagination and interest in engineering and science. Stark dedicates his book to his three young children.

Pressureman tells a child the story of what contact pressure is and where it occurs around us. The colorfully illustrated book uses a superhero named Pressureman to educate the child. Together Pressureman and the child encounter a wide range of distinct situations in life where contact pressure occurs. This informative yet child-friendly book is best suited for children ages 6 through 12.

As the child and Pressureman take a journey, they encounter common examples of contact surface pressure, such as the pressure a tire tread makes and the pressure that occurs on the seal when a car door is closed. The book is very interactive and asks a lot of questions, such as: “Ever hear a ‘CRAAACK’ sound when your bat hits the baseball? That’s the pressure created when the bat and ball meet... a lot of pressure is created at the point of contact.”

Eventually, Pressureman shows the child how contact surface pressure can be measured with color-calibrated pressure film. Several examples in the book ask the child to solve puzzles, such as determining where the film changes color to indicate where and how much pressure has occurred.

The book can be ordered on Amazon.

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Established in 1990 and headquartered in New Jersey, Sensor Products Inc. is a world leader in the manufacture and distribution of tactile pressure sensing solutions. Their customized and off-the-shelf products are installed within all of the Fortune 500 industrial companies as well as thousands of smaller manufacturing firms. Their sensors are used in applications as diverse as tire testing to semiconductor manufacturing and from R&D labs to space missions. Additionally, Sensor Products provides in-house and on-site stress and pressure mapping analysis, as well as a variety of technical seminars.