The aim of this work is to describe an innovative smart floor based on a self powered system able to allow the localization and analysis of the movement of the users in a specific area. The solution presented involves the use of capacitive sensors on a polymeric support to be inserted between solid wood and a wooden part of a floating parquet. A detailed architecture and implementation of the smart floor is proposed together with an exhaustive test phase. In this paper we first describe the measurement system used to perform reliability and efficiency test of the system. Then the results are discussed and compared with the expected results and the performance of other solutions already known to the state of art. The proposed system is part of HDOMO, an Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) project aimed at developing smart solutions for active ageing.

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