An app is under development that detects air pollution in Eindhoven and warns users about its dangers. It is led by IMEC (a research body active in the field of digital technologies) and Philips, together with several other research parties.
The research bodies ask for 20 households to participate in the preliminary research. This will help them to collect data related to energy use and pollution in and around the house.
Volunteers have to install sensors around their house, such as in the bedroom and garden. They measure the components of the air in the house, such as the amount of carbon dioxide, nitrogen dioxide and other particulate matters.
Developers say that the ultimate aim of the app is to make people more aware of the importance of good air quality, and of the impact that their habits have on air quality. The findings will be released in early January next year.
Similar projects are also taking place in London and Helsinki.
Translator: Rachael Vickerman