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Morphosense's continuous real-time 3D deformation and three-axis vibration measurement technologies help monitor infrastructures for predictive maintenance.
Morphosense was founded in 2016 to develop a breakthrough structural monitoring technology based on a network of MEMS accelerometers. A single device can monitor both static (3D deformation) and dynamic (three-axis vibration) behavior continuously and in real time in all weather conditions. Structures can be equipped with sensors—which only need to be calibrated once—quickly and easily.
Morphosense's solution draws on a decade of CEA Tech R&D; the company holds exclusive licenses to two CEA patents and an additional license to other CEA intellectual property. The company is pursuing its collaboration with the CEA under several certified R&D projects.
The solution meets infrastructure operators' risk management and predictive maintenance needs. To date, several experimental monitoring projects have been completed, including the Eiffel Tower, a STX cruise ship launch, a pedestrian bridge in Grenoble, Andra waste-disposal cells with EGIS, mechanical resonance monitoring of a concrete beam for French electric utility EDF, and a railway station access shaft in Greater Paris.
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CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.