No More Stubbed Toes with Footlume

It's an electroluminescent that glows when you step on it. "The glow that the rug emits is very soft," says co-inventor Leona Dean, of London South Bank University, who also noted the innovation's party applications, "It can provide ambient mood lighting or flash in time to music as a talking point at a party."

Livescience writes that Dean and another LSBU engineering student Zoe Robson developed the light-up rug, called Footlume, for a college course, and they will exhibit the innovation at the Daily Mail Ideal Home Show in London this month.

Now if they could only hook it up with a piezoelectric generator dancefloor like the one at Amy Winehouse's green dance club. ::Livescience

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