Making infrastructure smart: From concept to reality – Presented by Yves Van Ingelgem, Zensor, at the Intelligent Sensor Networks Conference on November 08, 2017, at High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
Operational and maintenance costs of the infrastructure we use on a daily basis are increasing significantly. Also very often we are confronted with delays, congestions or even accidents related to the state of our infrastructure. An optimal solution for this all would be smart structures. These are often talked about, but seldom realized. This presentation will showcase a number of real structures, such as bridges, that are instrumented with various types of sensors and where the sensor data is used in optimization or steering of daily operations. In a subsequent stage these structures will be followed by smart algorithms that will notify the owner or operator when maintenance is required or when things threaten to go South.
About Yves Van Ingelgem
- PhD in Materials Science (2009), VUB Brussels. Founded Spin-Off company Zensor in 2013, focusing at advanced sensor-based asset management solutions.
- MIT Innovator Under 35 2015 (Belgium)
- Rising Star of the Blue Economy 2016 (European Commission DG Maritime)
By covering sensor hardware to analytics and reporting Zensor is offering complete end-to-end solutions for the remote monitoring and management of structures. Data is collected and treated both by Big Data approaches as well as pure physics. The owner receives live updates on design validation, maintenance needs as well as lifetime extension potential.
About Intelligent Sensor Networks Conference
The Intelligent Sensor Networks Conference will take place on Nov 08, 2017, at High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
Sensors and sensor networks are becoming more and more essential for industrial or business use. Real time information from ‘the real world’ to support decision making and control of vital processes will be an integral part of business processes.
The 8th edition of the international Intelligent Sensor Networks Conference will focus on the following areas:
- Industrial Internet / Smart industry / Industry 4.0 (Industrial process control)
- Smart infrastructure (from buildings to bridges)