On Kickstarter: SmartMat: Wi-Fi floor mat that can alert mobile devices

The SmartMat is a Wi-Fi connected sensor that goes under door mats and detects the weight of people or pets and triggers actions.

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Need a door mat that sends you a text when your dog is sitting at the door wanting to come in? Need to receive a text alert when an elderly relative leaves a room or steps on the door mat to leave the house? Or how about having the TV automatically turn on when you sit down on your couch?

The SmartMat can do all this and more! The SmartMat uses a smart plastic film that is force sensitive. When coupled with the Wi-Fi enabled Electric Imp micro controller, the SmartMat connects to the Internet of Things through your home Wi-Fi signal and is able to perform many pre-programmed tasks as well as be monitored in real-time through any web browser. Additionally, the SmartMat can be custom programmed to carry out your own ideas using the browser-based programming platform used by the Electric Imp.

What is the SmartMat?

The SmartMat is a thin, durable, and flexible floor mat that triggers actions based on the weight of who or what is on the mat. Different combinations of triggers and actions can be selected using any mobile device or computer with a web browser to program the SmartMat to perform a multitude of tasks. The SmartMat can even be used to control light bulbs, appliances, and other smart home products.

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via: (Kickstarter)

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