Wednesday, May 8, 2024

"French startup reveals quasi-immortal sensor that doesn't need energy to work — SilMach's ultra cheap microsensors can be used in a dizzying array of use cases"

From TechRadar, May 5:

Microsensors will monitor bridge safety for the French government

France 2030 is a strategic €34 billion investment by the French government aiming to kickstart economic growth in the country. 

As part of this initiative, the SIRCAPASS project (Surveillance of Road Infrastructures by Passive Sensors) has chosen French firm SilMach to provide ultra-cheap microsensors to monitor and ensure the structural health of bridges across the country.

The €1.7 million project is aimed at monitoring road infrastructures through passive sensors, specifically targeting impact detection, fatigue monitoring, exceptional overload, and crack identification - all tasks that previously were handled manually....