IBM Multitouch Floor: Smart Security & Emergency System
IBM applied to gain a patent for the ‘Multitouch Floor’ technology that will enable the floors to identify the house residents (including pets), welcome them in a customized manner at their very first steps home. The data about the residents will be connected to their feet shape and size and number (for pets). So, if unidentified stranger feet enter the house the floor could act as a security system, as well as a warning system to notify parents in their absence about a large number of guests their children receive. On the added advantages side, the Multitouch Floor can call emergency services if it identifies the life stats of any family member lying on the floor to be out of a norm. So far, this floor is to be patented, we’ll see later where IBM goes with it.