At IOBAC, we often get asked whether magnetic flooring affects electronic devices such as pacemakers, hearing aids or computers.

To determine if magnetic flooring technology is “magnetically” safe, the static magnetic fields produced by IOBAC magnetic floors have been independently researched by measuring magnetic fields, and comparing them to the permitted values for devices

The research found that:

  • Pacemakers cannot be damaged by magnetic floors even if they are put directly onto the floor.
  • People with old or new pacemakers could not be affected by the magnetic fields even if they are lying face down on the surface of the floor.
  • Credit cards, hearing aids and electronic devices are undamaged by magnetic floors.

with the authors concluding that “magnetic floors are safe, and they can be employed in buildings without putting in risk electronic devices or persons with pacemakers.”

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(Magdaleno-Adame, Salvador & Kefalas, Themistoklis. (2019). Evaluation of Static Magnetic Fields Produced by Magnetic Floors Composed of Strontium Ferrite Powder Utilized in the Construction Industry. IEEE Transactions on Magnetics. 55. 7. 10.1109/TMAG.2019.2896202.)