FiberOptic-based Carpet Could Help Prevent Fall Accidents

Posted on Sep. 28 2012 in Personal Injury Cases

Researchers at the University of Manchester have developed a so-called “magic carpet” that is made with fiber-optic cables.  The carpet can detect when a person has suffered a fall accident, and can also be used to detect conditions that could possibly lead to a fall accident in the future. The carpet is made of plastic optical fibers.  When a person walks on this carpet, the fibers relay this information to a computer. The computer uses this data to map the persons walking patterns.  There are tiny sensors that are installed at the edges of the carpet, and these transmit signals to a main computer, which can then analyze minute changes in a
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