Sensitivus builds on a 6+ man-year effort to develop a low-cost high-quality bike power meter based on a patented optical sensor technology from Danish Technical University.
Unfortunately this sensor technology turned out to be not quite mature yet, so the industry side of the project turned to proven strain gauge sensors instead and transformed all the science and patents into a very robust low cost power meter. Sensitivus Gauge is the result of this shift in focus from new sensor technology to known and proven strain gauges – and from university to industry.
Bike power (watts) is the best indicator of training load or performance – independent of shape, terrain, wind etc. This is poised to be the next big thing for bike training after heart rate sensors.
To democratize the access to power for training, everything at Sensitivus is designed for low costs: technology, manufacturing process etc. This is also why we don’t try to build a brand and sell to cyclists directly. It is simply much more efficient to leverage brands that are already in the market. The product is the technology required to integrate the power sensor into new and exciting products.
Our 7 person team is located in the number one bike country: Denmark. All grew up with bikes as an integral part of their daily lives. Some turned more serious about it, and all have very intimate first hand experiences with the tough life of bike components: salt, snow, rain etc. Experience we bring into the design along with the simple, yet advanced technology.
Sensitivus means sensitive in Latin, just in case you were curious.