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A low-cost sensing system for cooperative air quality monitoring in urban areas.

Brienza S, Galli A, Anastasi G, Bruschi P - Sensors (Basel) (2015)

Bottom Line: Specifically, users monitor the areas of their interest by deploying low-cost and low-power sensor nodes.In addition, they can share the collected data following a social networking approach. uSense has been tested through an in-field experimentation performed in different areas of a city.The obtained results are in line with those provided by the local environmental control authority and show that uSense can be profitably used for air quality monitoring.

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Affiliation: Department of Information Engineering, University of Pisa, Largo Lucio Lazzarino 1, 56122 Pisa, Italy. simone.brienza@for.unipi.it.

ABSTRACT
Air quality in urban areas is a very important topic as it closely affects the health of citizens. Recent studies highlight that the exposure to polluted air can increase the incidence of diseases and deteriorate the quality of life. Hence, it is necessary to develop tools for real-time air quality monitoring, so as to allow appropriate and timely decisions. In this paper, we present uSense, a low-cost cooperative monitoring tool that allows knowing, in real-time, the concentrations of polluting gases in various areas of the city. Specifically, users monitor the areas of their interest by deploying low-cost and low-power sensor nodes. In addition, they can share the collected data following a social networking approach. uSense has been tested through an in-field experimentation performed in different areas of a city. The obtained results are in line with those provided by the local environmental control authority and show that uSense can be profitably used for air quality monitoring.

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A low-cost sensing system for cooperative air quality monitoring in urban areas.

Brienza S, Galli A, Anastasi G, Bruschi P - Sensors (Basel) (2015)

Webpage showing AQI levels for three sensor nodes.
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sensors-15-12242-f003: Webpage showing AQI levels for three sensor nodes.
Mentions: view a pollution map, where colored circles indicate the AQI level measured by each sensor (an example is provided in Figure 3);

Bottom Line: Specifically, users monitor the areas of their interest by deploying low-cost and low-power sensor nodes.In addition, they can share the collected data following a social networking approach. uSense has been tested through an in-field experimentation performed in different areas of a city.The obtained results are in line with those provided by the local environmental control authority and show that uSense can be profitably used for air quality monitoring.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Information Engineering, University of Pisa, Largo Lucio Lazzarino 1, 56122 Pisa, Italy. simone.brienza@for.unipi.it.

ABSTRACT
Air quality in urban areas is a very important topic as it closely affects the health of citizens. Recent studies highlight that the exposure to polluted air can increase the incidence of diseases and deteriorate the quality of life. Hence, it is necessary to develop tools for real-time air quality monitoring, so as to allow appropriate and timely decisions. In this paper, we present uSense, a low-cost cooperative monitoring tool that allows knowing, in real-time, the concentrations of polluting gases in various areas of the city. Specifically, users monitor the areas of their interest by deploying low-cost and low-power sensor nodes. In addition, they can share the collected data following a social networking approach. uSense has been tested through an in-field experimentation performed in different areas of a city. The obtained results are in line with those provided by the local environmental control authority and show that uSense can be profitably used for air quality monitoring.

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Related in: MedlinePlus