To really understand the Internet of Things (IoT) requires application, implementation, and execution in the real world. IEEE IoT recently launched a program to provide the IoT community an interactive platform on which to engage with use cases, service descriptions, business models, and reference implementations that will be key to developing a vibrant IoT industry. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to contribute to the IoT cause, as well as get excellent exposure for your projects and ideas.
FAR - Fresh Air Radar
- ICT CityPulse
- mobile, environment, health
Linda lives in Copenhagen and every single day she goes for a walk with her little child Knud, 2 years old. She is an attentive mother and takes care of her son’s health very much. Recently a new app called “FAR – Fresh Air Radar” has been rolled out and it is becoming more and more popular in Denmark. As soon as Linda discovers the existence of this application she downloads and tests it. FAR helps her avoiding particularly polluted areas in the city during her daily walks with her child. With FAR she can visualise on her smartphone a colored 3D map showing the polluted zones in the city. The app provides real-time data about quality of the air, kind of pollutants floating, their concentration, health consequences, etc. Data come from a series of networked environmental sensor deployed citywide and are showed through a user-friendly interface. Moreover, FAR suggests possible tracks according to the level of pollution in the air, guiding the user towards those urban areas where the air quality is better.