BrainCreators, a creator of digital inspection solutions, has introduced the “go pro for less” functionality for its digital road inspection system, INSPECH.
The functionality enables the use of a GoPro camera for data collection anytime and anywhere. This means that INSPECH can digitally conduct road inspections in the UK at a substantially reduced cost compared to traditional methods.
BrainCreators said that the use of a GoPro increases the flexibility of when and how a highways agency can collect data. For example, large vehicles are impractical and probably prohibited on sidewalks, whereas smaller vehicles - with a GoPro - might be allowed on sidewalks.
INSPECH can be used by local governments, road owners and operators, civil engineering firms, public-private partnerships and road management organisations. There are also two subscription options: IN-Assessment; and IN-Insights.
INSPECH Assessment is engineered to streamline the inspection process. It automates workflows, slashing the time it takes to transform inspector insights into tangible results. Road data, collected with professional camera equipment or a simple GoPro, is uploaded to INSPECH Assessment, which swiftly generates an interactive digital twin on a dynamic map. This advanced map is more than a visual representation; it's an editable canvas, enhancing and speeding up inspection capabilities.
Meanwhile, INSPECH Insights provides a comprehensive understanding of asset reliability and availability. It has the ability to self-collect data using GoPro cameras and create interactive digital twins. Road owners have tools, such as inspection comparisons and repair costings, at their fingertips.
Road data generated by both subscriptions can be collected by professional equipment or a simple GoPro camera. Customers who don’t have professional equipment to get more detailed road inspections, can work with various INSPECH partners who handle end-to-end road inspections, said Glenn Brouwer, co-founder at BrainCreators.
"This innovation represents a significant step towards cost-conscious road inspections, allowing users to harness the power of GoPro cameras for efficient data collection,” he said. “By reducing upfront costs and enhancing flexibility, INSPECH empowers users to conduct inspections more efficiently, maximising the return on infrastructure investments.”
INSPECH, as a company, was founded in Amsterdam by BrainCreators, experts in applied Artificial Intelligence, in collaboration with Unihorn, a civil engineering company focused on enhancing infrastructure and public spaces.