Small, portable sensors allow users to monitor exposure to pollution

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Published: Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 14:02 in Mathematics & Economics

Computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego have built a small fleet of portable pollution sensors that allow users to monitor air quality in real time on their smart phones. The sensors could be particularly useful to people suffering from chronic conditions, such as asthma, who need to avoid exposure to pollutants. CitiSense is the only air-quality monitoring system capable of delivering real-time data to users' cell phones and home computers -- at any time. Data from the sensors can also be used to estimate air quality throughout the area where the devices are deployed, providing information to everyone -- not just those carrying sensors.