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Help! I’ve fallen and I can’t get up … but I don’t have to worry because my kitchen floor is going to save me.  Well, at least that what would happen if my kitchen floor was built using some newly patented technology from IBM.  The smart kitchen floor invented by IBM will be able to track the who and what is on it and even be able to sense if you’ve fallen and you can’t get up.  In fact, the monitors in this futuristic floor will even know if you’re having a heart attack or other types of health issues.  IBM’s patent also claims that the invention will alert you if there are intruders, or simply too many teenagers in your kitchen when you’re not home.  When will IBM’s smart floor be available?  Actually, the company has no plans to create the product, it just a random invention that IBM decided to patent.  But, you have to admit, a smart kitchen floor sounds awesome!

About Shelly Palmer

Named LinkedIn’s #1 Voice in Technology for 2017, Shelly Palmer is CEO of The Palmer Group, a strategic advisory, technology solutions and business development practice focused at the nexus of media and marketing with a special emphasis on machine learning and data-driven decision-making. He is Fox 5 New York's on-air tech and digital media expert, writes a weekly column for AdAge, and is a regular commentator on CNBC and CNN. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com or subscribe to our daily email http://ow.ly/WsHcb

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"Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 12, 2012" by @ShellyPalmer

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