28 Jul '15, 8am

Wearable Device Tracks Air Pollution So You Can Find the Perfect Spot for Breathing

Wearable Device Tracks Air Pollution So You Can Find the Perfect Spot for Breathing

This tiny digital device offers a breath of fresh air, literally. Instead of tracking how many steps you took this morning, it tracks air pollution and air quality in your immediate vicinity. Clip it onto your collar or a pocket on your backpack and it takes into account air pollution caused by smog from cars, buses, and factories. Then the information is crowd sourced and becomes part of an air quality mapped report, according to the International Business Times . The device, which is called the TZOA (pronounced zoa), contains an advanced enviro-tracker with sensors that measure air pollution, temperature, humidity, atmospheric pressure, ambient light, and UV sun exposure. It tracks air quality by measuring particulate matter, which represents particles like dust, pollen, asbestos, and mold as well as smaller particles like woodsmoke, vehicle exhaust, and kitchen fumes. “...

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