GILAB tests new sensor to measure bridge shifting


On September 3-6 Rubén García and Milán Magdics, researchers of GILAB, tried a new prototype sensor to remotely measure the shifting bridges undergo. They tested it on the Arosa bridge, a 2 kilometre long bridge in Galicia. The new sensor is based on a camera, markers and Augmented Reality techniques and is significantly cheaper than the ones currently available. It has been developed in the framework of  DYNACAR, a Spanish-funded applied research project which is developing an ICT platform to monitor the status of infrastructure such as tunnels, bridges and roads. Mateu Sbert, Director of GILAB, is the scientist in charge of the project at the University of Girona.