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Article in Express Newspaper-High tech health! How robots and magic carpets could keep illness at bay

http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/531266/Innovations-change-lives THE MAGIC CARPET Falls in the home are the most common reason for hospital admission among over-65s. Researchers at the University of Manchester have pioneered a carpet which detects if the occupant of the house has taken a tumble. Using sensors on the underlay which relay information to a computer, the system picks up … Continue reading

Magic Carpet selected as one of top 20 innovative research projects from UK universities for Universities Week 2014.

http://www.universitiesweek.org.uk/Ideas/Pages/MagicCarpet.aspx#.VGaeKaNFDIU An interdisciplinary team from The University of Manchester has created a ‘magic carpet’ which can immediately detect when someone has fallen over and can help to predict mobility problems. Falling is the most serious and frequent accident in the home and accounts for 50% of hospital admissions in the over 65s. Our scientists have … Continue reading