Boosting safety by ‘talking’ to structures

Technology with the ability to “talk” to structures such as bridges and aeroplanes will assess them for damage, ultimately aiming to improve public safety.

Researchers from the University of Adelaide will use a system of electrical devices called transducers, which are embedded into structures during construction or added afterwards, to send and receive signals conveying defects or damage.

The data will be collected and monitored online, ensuring ongoing structural integrity.

Read more at University of Adelaide