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Old 08-18-2007, 08:34 PM
Location: Michigan
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WILLISTON, Vt. — Steve Arms started by designing sensors that could be arthroscopically implanted to measure strain on knee ligaments.

These days, Arms and his company, MicroStrain Inc., are experimenting with wireless sensing technology that could play a bigger role in assessing the condition of bridges after one in Minneapolis collapsed two weeks ago, killing at least nine people.

The wireless, solar-powered sensor system can provide data on strain, seismic activity and vibrations on bridges, eliminating the need to manually replace batteries once the sensors are installed in hard-to-access places.

FOXNews.com - Solar-Powered Sensors Could Monitor Bridge Strains - Technology News | News On Technology
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