#Future-Shape Turns Floorspace Into a Giant Touchscreen with Their Conductive Rug
This floor is a conductive rug that can detect movement and call for help if someone has fallen over has been developed by #German firm Future-Shape.
Called the #SensFloor, the two-millimetre-thick textile underlay can be installed beneath flexible floor coverings like tiles and parquet.
The system measures #capacitance - changes to the local electric field caused by a person or any other conductive object coming near the sensors. The process is the same as that you would find on your touchscreen phone, said a spokesperson from Future-Shape.
SensFloor conductive rug by Future-Shape turns the floor into a giant touchscreen
Based on the area of disturbance to the electric field, the sensors can tell if a person is #standing on the floor or #lying on it. It can even tell the difference between a liquid spill and a person.
&Rob 2014-03-07 15:46:51