Character Spotlight ‘Senceive’

Company Name – Senceive

Location London, United Kingdom (we also have offices in the US and Australia and we have staff and distributors in over 40 countries)

Why did you get involved in Get Kids into Survey? We love the idea of supporting kids with career exploration.  Children are often only aware of a small number of occupations that they are exposed to on a daily basis, so learning about different types of career paths is great to spark interests and passions at an early age. At Senceive we wanted to help promote the surveying and monitoring industry to the next generation of young engineers and surveyors and help kids get excited and learn what our technology can do!

What do you do? At Senceive we design and manufacture wireless condition monitoring technology.  Our sensors monitor railway track, buildings, tunnels, bridges and more for the slightest movements, and can send out alerts to engineers to check for potential problems or dangers.   Our sensors are used in some of the world’s most complex and potentially dangerous environments.  They are easy to install and once in place, surveyors and engineers can access movement data from their computers or tablets, so they don’t have to go to site.  These sensors help keep the assets they are monitoring safe, as well as the people who use them.

How long have you been in the Survey Industry? Senceive Ltd was established in 2005 and pioneered the use of intelligent wireless condition monitoring in civil engineering and rail applications.

How did you get into the Industry? Highly skilled engineers started research in 2001 in the labs of University College London (UCL), one of the UK’s leading engineering universities. Ever since then we’ve been committed to providing surveyors with tools to gather vital information without having to go to site.

Funny Fact about the company/Sammy the spiderSpiders are found in every continent except Antarctica, just like our Senceive sensors.

Favourite piece of kit and why? Triaxial tilt sensor – this tiny sensor can be mounted in moments to any structure, at any angle and will tell its owner what is happening for the next 10 years or more.

Favourite Survey technique and why? Many laser-based survey methods are natural partners for our wireless monitoring technology. Automated total stations, for example, provide precise, absolute measurement from specific locations, whereas remote monitoring systems can cover wide areas providing a snapshot every few minutes.

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How did you choose the character and what does he/she/it represent? Mean to you? 

Sammy the spider has two types of webs (wireless platforms), his green (FlatMeshTM) webs collect movement data on his green webs once every minute!  These sensors are super smart – they can send data to their neighbours, and the system will still work if some parts of it are damaged!

Sammy collects movement data on his blue (GeoWANTM) webs, his long-range webs – once every hour.  These sensors can be really far away – up to 15 km – and they will still work to get Sammy the movement data that he needs!

With his webs, he is able to sense the smallest changes in his surroundings.  If Sammy notices these movements are too big or not right, he is able to tell engineers so they can go check for potential dangers.  Sammy is helping to keep the structures, transportation systems, and the people who use them safe. 


Find him in the Transport Poster