“Magic” carpet, a hi-tech safety net for elderly care (2:59)
In September, Jim Dury from Reuters News Agency visited us to film our Magic Carpet. You can see the link above to the film Reuters made. Prof Kriko Ozanyan and Dr Patricia Scully were interviewed and PhD student Jose Cantoral Ceballos was filmed walking on the carpet.
“Oct. 8 – Scientists at the University of Manchester have developed a prototype carpet containing plastic optical fibres which can detect the pressure exerted by someone when they fall or change their gait while walking. The carpet is connected to a computer system and is designed for use in assisted living facilities where fall-related injuries are common.”
Someone, we think it is Reuters, also developed a nice cartoon to show our carpet working. The idea is not quite right, but we really like the cartoon and would like to know who produced it! Here is the youtube link.