Now it's time flooring got really cool with a new range of prototype rugs which glow when you step on it. I really want one right this instant.
Invented by Leona Dean of London's South Bank University I think it it one of the coolest things I have seen in AGES. The light up rug is called Footlume and was made for a college course - it uses rechargeable batteries and lights up in response to the weight applied when a person walks across the carpet. Simple really!
"Electroluminescence relies on an electric field to generate visible light," LiveScience explains. "Other light producers include photoluminescence, which is used in many glow-in-the-dark toys; and chemoluminescence, which involves light-producing chemical reactions (as in the body of a firefly).
"So-called responsive surfaces such as Footlume are considered by some experts the next big thing in interiors for fashion-savvy and techie homeowners."
Here's another light up rug concept:
Interactive Glowing Rugs
More Stats +/-
Nourishing Biodegradable Coffins
Top 40 Social Good Trends in March
Top 100 Life-Stages Trends in March
Neon-Accented Mix-Textile Sneakers
Socially Conscious Coffee Branding
Free 2019 Report & eBook
Get the top 100 trends happening right NOW -- plus a FREE copy of our award-winning book.
Our Research Methodology
This article is one of 350,000 experiments. We use crowd filtering, big data and AI to identify insights.
High Tech Flooring
- By: CowbagMar 26, 2008