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University of Manchester's 'Magic Carpet' device has been made to facilitate the well-being of the elderly. The pressure-sensing rugs predict and prevent falls in advance, effectively mitigating the incidence of grievous at-home accidents.

At a glance, the Magic Carpet appears to be entirely conventional. The beige rug is however underlined with optical fibers that conform to one's steps and movements. The information is then sent to a main computer base that evaluates the detected motions.

This remarkable technology picks up on unique individual characteristics with the passage of time. Intruders can as such be detected should they enter homes at night, setting off an elaborate Magic Carpet alarm system. Geriatric safety can as such be assured on several plains.