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"Magic" Carpet A Hi-Tech Safety Net For Elderly Care

Wed, 10/10/2012 - 4:43pm
Reuters

Scientists at the University of Manchester have developed a prototype carpet containing plastic optical fibers which can detect the pressure exerted by someone when they fall or change their gait while walking. The carpet is connected to a computer system and is designed for use in assisted living facilities where fall-related injuries are common.

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