The sensor-aided system for building and installation monitoring developed by OSMOS allows a long-term registration of all structural changes through an integration of components into or onto the structure which needs to be inspected or monitored. The OSMOS system is the only system capable of measuring static and dynamic loads with the same equipment. Changes in shape and position can be monitored to the highest degree of precision, making it possible to forecast the behaviour of the structure being inspected. For this purpose, all the data can be saved, evaluated on requirement and displayed in real time.
OSMOS stands for Optical Strand Monitoring System. The technology was founded in France in the 1990’s and has been in Canada since 2005 (primarily Quebec). OSMOS utilizes fibre-optic technology along with continuous monitoring to record the structural behaviour of a building, bridge, or any infrastructure element. Essentially, OSMOS puts a structure under permanent surveillance and acts as the structure’s memory, like a black box does on an aircraft.