The Development and Field Evaluation of an IoT System of Low-Power Vibration for Bridge Health Monitoring
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Bridge safety is important for the safety of vehicles and pedestrians. This paper presents a study on the development of a low-power wireless acceleration sensor and deployment of the sensors on a wireless gateway and cloud platform following the Internet of Things (IoT) protocols for bridge monitoring. The entire system was validated in a field test on the Chijing bridge in Shanghai. Field evaluations indicated that the developed IoT bridge monitoring system could achieve the functions of real-time data acquisition, transmission, storage and analytical processing to synthesize safety information of the bridge. The demonstrated system was promising as a complete, practical, readily available, low-cost IoT system for bridge health monitoring.