Tau Cermamica has collaborated with Pep Torres to develop a smart floor tile, which is equipped with a weight sensor and a microchip which can record the length of time a person stands on the tile.
It could be used in commercial buildings to monitor areas where security is an issue, activating an alarm if a person stands outside a window for too long, for example. The technology can be linked to security cameras to ensure that photographs are taken and emailed to security staff.
Alternatively, the tiles could be specified for flooring in care facilities, old people’s homes and hospitals, where it could be used to raise the alarm should an elderly or sick person fall.
Specifier 19 September 2008
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