Brimon is developing a new revolutionary infrastructure wear monitoring solution, primarily to significantly reduce the lifetime cost of highways. The product continuously measures and analyzes flow and coupled axle load, being the main parameters determining road wear. The data that are stored and analyzed in a cloud solution enables highly accurate specifications for construction and maintenance planning. This is unique and has not been possible before. Hence, this solution can revolutionize the market, having a potential of saving enormous costs in this worldwide multi-billion industry.


Brimon´s predecessor Brosys began its operation in the spring of 2003 with design and classification of bridges, pioneering in 3D technology. After many years in the bridge construction industry the company built up a rather unique expertise in analysis and design of complex structures, which resulted in additional business areas such as bridge classification and data for bridge dispensing. This expertise led to an acquisition of Brosys during 2015 when Brimon was established to stay ahead of competition. Brimon formed a cooperation agreement with Glaze in order to professionalize and ramp up their product development and market penetration. Glaze has provided project management, enterprise design and a business plan. The cooperation has added significant competence value to Brimon in the project prototyping and subsequent commercialization phases.


”The cooperation with Glaze AB, has accelerated our project as well as putting new energy into it, which has benefitted our new technology and makes us reach our goals”, Tore Nilsson CEO.

Positioning technologies currently applied across industries:

Global Navigational Satellite System: Outdoor positioning requires line-of-sight to satellites, e.g. GPS: the tracking device calculates its position from 4 satellites’ timing signals then transmits to receiving network
–    via local data network, e.g. wifi, proprietary Wide Area Network
–    via public/global data network, e.g. 3G/4G

Active RFID: A local wireless positioning infrastructure built on premises indoor or outdoor calculates the position based on Time of Flight from emitted signal & ID from the tracking device to at least 3 receivers or when passing through a portal. The network is operating in frequency areas such as 2.4 GHz WiFi, 868 MHz, 3.7 GHz (UWB – Ultra Wide Band), the former integrating with existing data network, the latter promising an impressive 0.3 m accuracy. Tracking devices are battery powered.

Passive RFID: Proximity tracking devices are passive tags detected and identified by a reader within close range. Example: Price tags with built-in RFID will set off an alarm if leaving the store. Numerous proprietary systems are on the market. NFC (Near Field Communications) signifies a system where the reader performs the identification by almost touching the tag.

Beacons: Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) signals sent from a fixed position to a mobile device, which then roughly calculates its proximity based on the fading of the signal strength. For robotic vacuum cleaners an infrared light beacon can be used to guide the vehicle towards the charging station.

Dead Reckoning: Measure via incremental counting of driving wheels’ rotation and steering wheel’s angle. Small variations in sizes of wheel or slip of the surface may introduce an accumulated error, hence this method is often combined with other systems for obtaining an exact re-positioning reset.

Scan and draw map: Laser beam reflections are measured and used for calculating the perimeter of a room and objects. Used for instance when positioning fork-lifts in storage facilities.

Visual recognition: The most advanced degree of vision is required in fully autonomous vehicles using Laser/Radar (Lidar) for recognition of all kinds of object and obstructions. A much simpler method can be used for calculating a position indoor tracking printed 2D barcodes placed at regular intervals in a matrix across the ceiling. An upwards facing camera identifies each pattern and the skewed projection of the viewed angle.

Inertia: A relative movement detection likewise classical gyroscopes in aircrafts now miniaturised to be contained on a chip. From a known starting position and velocity this method measures acceleration as well as rotation in all 3 dimensions which describes any change in movement.

Magnetic field: a digital compass (on chip) can identify the orientation provided no other magnetic signals are causing distortion.

Mix and Improve: Multiple of the listed technologies supplement each other, well-proven or novel, each contributing to precision and robustness of the system. Set a fixpoint via portals or a visual reference to reset dead reckoning & relative movement; supplement satellite signal with known fixpoint: “real time kinematics” refines GPS accuracy to mere centimetres; combine Dead Reckoning and visual recognition of 2D barcodes in the ceiling.