SensFloor, a large-area sensor system, is based on a textile underlay with a thickness of only 3 mm. 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 differentiates between a person standing or lying on the floor and determines the direction and velocity of movements. Static signal detection and self-test capability are important features for security applications.
SensFloor switches lights, controls automatic doors, and detects unauthorised intrusion. In health care, SensFloor detects patients leaving their beds or their rooms and transmits alarm signals through indoor call systems or radio components. For high-security applications like access control in combination with RFID, SensFloor can count individual people.
The SensFloor sensor floor opens up a wide range of new applications in home automation / SmartHome, Ambient Assisted Living, care, security, automatic doors, and interactive environments / smart shops. The transceiver unit SE10, based on Raspberry Pi 2, connects to the internet, runs a web interface for visualisation of the SensFloor data and detected falls on the floor. Furthermore, the device serves as an internet API provider to easily include SensFloor data in existing systems or new product ideas
SensFloor can be installed beneath PVC, carpet, and laminate.
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".