SensFloor, a large-area sensor system, is based on a textile underlay with a thickness of 2 mm, only. The sensor system has four integrated radio modules and 32 proximity sensors per square meter. Whenever a person walks across the floor, sensor signals are sent to a control unit and various different types of events are identified: The sensor system distinguishes between a person standing or laying on the floor and determines the direction and the velocity of the movement. Static signal detection and self-test capability are important features for security applications.
SensFloor switches light, controls automatic doors and detects unauthorized intrusion. In health care SensFloor detects patients leaving the bed or the room and transmits alarm signals through indoor call systems or radio components. For high-security applications like access control in combination with RFID, the SensFloor is able to count persons.
SensFloor is installable beneath PVC, carpet and laminate. SensFloor suitable for the installation beneath tiles is under development.
The SensFloor project is supported by the German Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (FKZ 16SV393X). For project description and partners see (> SensFloor)
SensFloor is "Made in Germany".