Using Electroluminance Technologies To Visually Indicate Building Structure Integrity

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This technology addresses the issue of non-trained individuals to be able to monitor the integrity of a building. This is done by connecting a sensor to a circuit board that relays the information to an electroluminescent display module.


Electroluminescence is the process of applying voltage to a material until it illuminates with color. There are pre-existing sensors that measure the integrity of buildings by applying current, pressure, or ultra-sonic waves. These signals can be sent to a display for visual inspection of the test structure.



  • Civil Engineering
  • Oil and gas
  • Automotive industry
  • Buildings 


  • Inexpensive
  • User-friendly 
Patent Information:
Contact For More Information:
Tariq Ahmed
Sr Licensing Manager, College of Engineering
The University of Arizona
Lead Inventor(s):
Hongki Jo
Jian Xu