The Smart Floor consists of a super-thin (< 0,2 mm) sensor foil (plastic foil with RF antennas) that is placed under the entire floor of a gym, sports field or rehabilitation centre, a wearable (portable) sensor on the shoe or ankle, and an associated Smart Floor software application , which provides visualisation and quantitative movement information (position, orientation, velocity and acceleration of the feet and body). For this, an internet gateway is provided to transmit data to a central database. This application is developed to work on smartphone, tablet, laptop and desktop PC. The Smart Floor is able to identify persons by means of the wearable sensor.
Measured parameters and derived information:
- Position, speed, acceleration, orientation, covered distance
- Jumping height and jumping distance
- Continuous walking and running analysis
- Activity monitoring
- Load and fatigue
- Fall prediction and fall detection
- Automatically opening doors based upon position
Indoor and Outdoor sport centres
Every year, 5-7% of the indoor gymnasiums are renovated. Our Smart Floor is easy to install underneath the indoor flooring. For indoor sport centres, local council facilities managers are being required to add more value to their customers. This added value consists of things such as providing sporting clients with their own performance data. These clients (athletes, trainers, coaches) use the data for social media, improving performance, prevention of muscular – skeletal injuries, etc. The Smart Floor Sport delivers precise data that the athlete, trainer and/or coach is looking for: distance travelled, speed and acceleration info, as well as contact time of feet. This data is translated via smart algorithms and provide information for trainers/coaches about a sport-specific condition (and whether or not there has been any progress) or fatigue, which is important information for preventing muscular-skeletal injuries. Currently, this data and information is not supplied by the sports facilities; at most, a video is available after the training is complete.
Also, the number of football fields with artificial turf around the world has increased exponentially in recent years. From 2018 onwards, we will also offer the Smart Sports Floor for artificial turf sports fields.
Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy centres
The rehabilitation market is growing rapidly, especially geriatric rehabilitation. Patients are hospitalized 4,5 to 6 weeks. Few measurement moments are there to finetune the rehabilitation process. Movement measurements are performed with very expensive equipment. With the Smart Floor installed important rehabilitation parameters can be measured more frequent and cheaper. With these data, the rehabilitation plan can be fine-tuned towards faster positive results and thus shorten personal rehabilitation time.