Conventional functions of room floors range from mechanical support, convenience, heating and noise reduction to the expression of individual style and design. However, considering the fact that during the day we are mostly in direct contact with the floor one may ask whether it is possible to exploit this close relationship for even more advanced functions.
Using the SensFloor underlay a room's floor is transformed into a sensor plane that detects and monitors people's behaviour and allows for a collection of novel supportive functions. Although these functions are obvious to the user, the sensor floor system itself remains invisible and does not interfere with the material or design of the floor covering in any way. In this respect, the patented SensFloor technology is an example for a new class of systems summarized under the expression Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) and is very suitable for a variety of new applications in the Internet of Things (IoT) domain.
The SensFloor project is supported by the German Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (FKZ 16SV393X).
SensFloor is "Made in Germany".