When you walk through the front door of pretty much establishment, you’re bringing a lot in with you. I’m not talking about things you’re literally carrying, but rather what’s stuck on the bottom of your feet. Most of the crumbs and dirt that are on the floor come from tracking things inside on your shoes.
No one is in really good practice of cleaning the soles of their shoes upon entering a building, and if it’s a high traffic building, no janitor on Earth would be able to keep up. This fancy Suction Mat seeks to deal with anything that may be stuck to the bottoms of shoes, by essentially placing a vacuum under the welcome mat. Okay, it’s quite a bit more complex than that, otherwise it wouldn’t be worth its price tag of $6,250. Once you come into range of the sensor, the vacuum will start up. Looks to be a worthwhile endeavor for big companies who rent or buy mats quite frequently, but it is quite expensive for anything other than commercial use.