VisionTech4Life is a technology innovation project whose objective is the practical implementation of a number of existing technologies for the detection and control of environmental impact in civil engineering works. It is based on sensors deployed in the field that emit information in real time.

The project consortium is led by FULCRUM with the collaboration of DEUSTOTECH and ERABI. Each participant carries out the the functions outlined below for the purpose of meeting the objectives of the project:

  • Fulcrum, in addition to leading the project, plays the following three different roles in VisionTech4Life: Expert in the provision of Technical Assistance in Civil Works Management; Specialist in the Execution and Environmental Monitoring of Civil Works; and ICT developer.
  • DeustoTech, Technological Institute of the University of Deusto, contributes its knowledge and know-how in embedded communications systems and technologies related to the environment through a multidisciplinary team of researchers and engineers.
  • Erabi Tecnología Audiovisual contributes to the team as a specialist in the integration of new technologies and advanced sensors.

A demonstration event was recently held within the framework of the project at the Villapérez WWTP, where one of the project’s pilot facilities is located. FuturENVIRO attended this event to witness the project first-hand and will soon publish a complete, in-depth article on the VisionTech4Life project. Don’t miss it!

At the Villapérez WWTP, the project work being carried was presented to the works management, the Environment Department of ACUAES and the contractor responsible for the execution of the works (Dragados). This included a demonstration of the central communications point and some of the remote sensors installed (Air sensors: Noise-Particles, and Water Sensors: pH, Turbidity, temperature and conductivity).

The presentation also featured the first drone flights, with the collaboration of Leica. The purpose of these flights is to obtain environmental information on earthworks, and slope and embankment landslides by means of photogrammetry.  Both the flights and the subsequent treatment of results proved to be quite spectacular.