The Assistive Mat

Olivia Cueva

A mat to assist elderly people who need extra help when they are on the move.


The Assistive Mat is designed for elderly people who need assistance, but may not want to ask for it. When stepped on, the mat sends a text message to their caretaker’s cell phone, notifying them that their assistance is needed. With the assistive mat, caretakers won't have to hover and can come to the rescue when the mat has been stepped on.


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