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Byline: CHRIS PARKIN

A SOFA developed in an Irish university could help create the ultimate couch potato, it was claimed yesterday.

Users are able to control domestic appliances such as kettles and cookers from the Smart Sofa.

The couch, developed at Trinity College Dublin, can also work out who is sitting on it using weight sensors.

One of the scientists said it could benefit the elderly and sick.

He added: "The system could be used to monitor people with illnesses such as Alzheimer's, making sure they are not at risk on some occasions."
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Sep 16, 2003
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