Magic" carpet, a hi-tech safety net for elderly care

Press/Media: Research

Release date: 8/10/2012

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 Scientists at the University of Manchester have developed a prototype carpet containing plastic optical fibres 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. Jim Drury has the story.

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