Smart carpets that detect falls are being developed with homebound seniors in mind. That could be a boon for health insurers, who can save costs by shaving precious seconds off of medical response times. But what about the potential to identify break-ins earlier? Simply set your smart carpet to alert the police if anyone walks on it during your vacation, and you could get a homeowners insurance break.
Nathan Golia is senior editor of Insurance & Technology. He joined the publication in 2010 as associate editor and covers all aspects of the nexus between insurance and information technology, including mobility, distribution, core systems, customer interaction, and risk ... View Full Bio