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September 29, 2013 - Comments Off on Sensing Umbrella

Sensing Umbrella

Design work @ CIID | 2014

The Sensing Umbrella is a platform to gather, display, and share hyperlocal air pollution data. Each umbrella serves as a node for measuring CO and NO2 pollution levels and can provide exceptionally granular data to pollution databases and for scientific analysis. Simultaneously, the light visualisations inside the umbrella respond to pollution levels in real time and spread awareness of air quality in the city for its inhabitants. The umbrella uses open hardware and software to gather and interpret data through a built-in sensor array, displays CO and NO2 pollution locally in two modes, and logs the timestamped and geolocated data to the cloud for analysis.

Sensing Umbrella-Ideation

SENSOR SHIELD

Sensing-Umbrella-Prototype

CIRCUIT TESTING

Sensing-Umbrella-Sensor

LIGHT VISUALISATIONS

Sensing-Umbrella

In collaboration with Saurabh Datta, Simon Herzog

Mentored by : Massimo Banzi (Arduino) & Giorgio Olivero (ToDo Studio)

>Download high resolution images and video here<

Published by: sanghi

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