Future-Shape wins once more the innovation prize awarded by the German Ministry of Economy and Energy
With a significant enhancement of the SensFloor® System, the SensFloor® med application for the activity monitoring, Future-Shape has won for the second time the federal prize for outstanding innovative achievements, awarded each year by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy. The Future-Shape team had the honour of receiving the innovation award during a festive ceremony taking place at the IHM, International Handcraft trade fair in Munich.
The SensFloor® System is a textile-based underlay with integrated proximity sensors, developed by Future-Shape GmbH. Whenever a person walks across the floor, signals are transmitted to a transceiver, which detects the direction and speed of the movements and recognises a person lying on the floor after a fall. The main applications for this system are the workflow optimisation, fall detection and prevention in hospitals, care and retirement homes. Now SensFloor® med can do even more: through a sophisticated data analysis it is now possible to realise high-resolution activity monitoring as well as an objective gait analysis. With these functions, the sensitive floor is on the way to be recognised as a medical device. “Doctors or therapists can detect changes in their patients and thus quantify the efficiency of the treatments and rehabilitation measures”, explains Raoul Hoffmann, who is finalising his doctorate on this topic at Future-Shape. For Future-Shape, the federal award for innovation reaffirms the strive to pursue the development of solutions for digitalisation, the business segment of the future.
Der Demografiekongress in Berlin
The process of demographic change is transforming Germany, causing significant consequences on housing and work, medecine and care as well as on local infrastructure. The DEMOGRAFIEKONGRESS held on 31st August and 1st September gathers more than 800 decision-makers and 100 referents at the leading congress around adapation to demographic change. Future-Shape as an exhibitor in this events presents the many possible uses of the SensFloor system in care. We are looking forward to your visit!