Portable Water Seepage Detection System (AI-on-the-Edge Non-contact)


The objective of this project is to design and develop a portable, non-contact, non-destructive imaging-based scanning device that assists inspectors in identifying water seepage areas as well as improving the traceability of inspection records.


1Multi-spectral sensing capability involving both LWIR thermal and RGB visible light spectrum
2AI algorithms to distinguish presence of water from other physical artefacts like glue, metal, plastics, paint, etc automatically and under different ambient environment
Portable Water Seepage Detection System
Non-Water Surface contaminants
Actual water seepage detected


1Able to detect water on surfaces of concrete and plastic material at a distance of up to 3m. This is extremely helpful when the presence of water is unable to be verified by visual or touch.
2Does not require to come into contact with the inspecting surface
3Flexibility for providing visual access to corners in enclosed spaces
4Comes with automatic data logging for reference.


The system can be used to detect water seepage in the built environment. “Built environment” refers to buildings, structures and infrastructures (both underground and above ground), and tunnels in the surroundings that provide the setting for the community’s activities. Users could be inspection service providers, building contractors, inspection authority, etc.