Conductive Rug Creates A Home Monitoring System
SensFloor can detect when people are walking or lying on it and can differentiate between humans and spilled liquids.
German company Future-Shape has developed a type of sensor system that is based on a textile underlay and can be laid under floor coverings like PVC, carpet, or laminate, turning floors into a large scale monitoring system.
The conductive textile floor covering, called SensFloor, can detect when people are walking on it or lying on it, and can even differentiate between people and things like spilled liquids. This function has been proven helpful in health care facilities, especially in elderly care centers or nursing homes where the system can be used to detect when patients have left their beds or have fallen on the floor and need immediate assistance.