Project team: Matt Choi, Garima Raheja, John Stuart, Brian Tam
Course: Design of Cyber-Physical Systems, fall 2017
Much of the world’s population lives in an area that does not meet the World Health Organization’s air quality guidelines, and this can have serious ramifications for health. Aiming to empower individuals to monitor and act on local air quality information, Smart Air Bears is a low-cost ambient air quality sensor, with an accompanying mobile app. It monitors fine particulate matter (PM), volatile organic compounds (VOC), carbon dioxide (CO2), temperature, and relative humidity. Based on this data, Smart Air Bears offers location-based air quality mapping and personal health and air improvement recommendations. Unlike costly existing products or general air quality data that doesn’t reflect granular differences across local areas, the prototype aims to make localized air quality information accessible to all — and to provide user-friendly, personalized tools for understanding and acting on this information.
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