Sensor-equipped flooring can tell if someone’s fallen
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We don't typically think of concrete slabs as anything but dumb pieces of rock, but in the past we've seen innovators integrate technology into sidewalks to help them offer up energy and even wifi to pedestrians. Now Germany's Future-Shape has developed SensFloor, a textile for use indoors that senses the activity that's happening on top of it. Although only 2mm thick, SensFloor contains 32 sensors and four RFId modules in each 1-meter-squared piece. The technology is designed to be installed underneath PVC, carpet or laminate flooring in order to turn large surfaces into pressure and motion-detecting devices. When someone walks…
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