South Australia’s Ping Services launched a device that uses acoustic analysis, machine learning and the Internet of Things (IoT) to continuously detect wind turbine blade damage. The solution, Ping Monitor, leverages an algorithm that rates the health of the machinery.

Ping partnered with startup Myriota, a satellite communications company, to allow the solution to transmit data in remote areas without Internet or mobile phone coverage.

Ping’s CEO said it was partnering with a company to further develop the solution for possible mining applications.