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Friday, July 17, 2015

Internet of Things

If These Walls Could Talk: The Internet of Things Will Save Lives, Time and Treasure

William Weaver | July 3, 2015

...After affixing electronic tilt sensors to the bridge supports, engineers were able to determine that a 55,000-ton stockpile of topsoil placed near the bridge had cracked eight footings and caused four pairs of supports to list as much as four degrees from vertical. Had low-power, wireless tilt sensors been attached a season earlier, the damage to the bridge could have been detected in real time and repairs initiated before conditions deteriorated.


<more at; related link: traffic/2014/06/06/april-call-crazy-emergency- bridge/10095489/ (April 911 call: 'Crazy emergency' on I-495 bridge)>

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