A touch-sensitive electroluminescent carpet could prevent nighttime stumbles
By Matt RansfordPosted 03.28.2008 at 5:39 pm 7 Comments
As someone who has broken the same pinky toe three times and fractured my fifth metatarsal once, I can immediately see the appeal of a rug that lights up when you step on it. (I will conveniently neglect to mention that all my breaks happened during the middle of the day.) Invented by two engineering students at London South Bank University, the rug uses electroluminescence to glow under the weight of a footfall.