SENSKIN is a European project funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and runs from 1st June 2015 to May 2019 by 14 partners coming from 5 EU members and 3 associated countries. Its main focus is to develop a micro-electronic skin-like sensor capable of measuring strains in the range of 0.012% to over 10% as well as a reliable communication system that will ensure a robust and reliable delivery of data between sensing nodes and a communication gateway that collects the measurements.
The SENSKIN Project results offer new maintenance techniques that will enhance bridge performance by improving safety, service continuity in case of disruptive events, capacity, resiliency to changes in traffic demand and climate, cost-effectiveness, sustainability, and reliability. The SENSKIN solution will improve Structural Health Monitoring techniques for transport infrastructure through the development of an innovative monitoring and management system for bridges.
SENSKIN project consortium organized its Final Pilot in Metsovo, Greece, on September 21, 2018.
Two weeks before the event the partners met together to install the sensors on bridge G4 in Krystalopigi. During the two weeks 22 sensors were installed.
During the event, the participants had the opportunity to learn all about the outcomes of the SENSKIN project, its results and the methodology behind the operation of the SENSKIN monitoring system as well as to network with the project's partners and invited stakeholders. Also, they visited the Egnatia Motorway ravine bridge G4 in Krystalopigi, saw the actual installation and were present during large scale testing.