While advanced bridge management systems are being created, deployed and used to collect data for inventories of bridges and support the systematic identification and prioritization of needs, the bridge inspectors in the field are using paper-based to support, and record the result of their inspection process. MIA which is a wearable computer system, helps bridge inspectors collect multimedia information in the field and produce the inspection report. This system allows the inspector to fill out the inspection form, access previous inspection reports, make sketches of bridge elements, take photographs and produce the inspection report via voice or pen interface.
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communication, mobile, inspection, bridge management
Date of this Version
ECT Team, Purdue, "Mobile Inspection Assistance" (2007). ECT Fact Sheets. Paper 148.