Concept, prototype | 2009
Atmo is a wearable object that senses and records environmental data.
When docked to a base station, the raw data is analysed and displayed back to the user, who can understand their cummulative exposure to various pollutants and toxins over time. But it also sends aggregated data to a central authority, who can detect the need for an emergency response more quickly, and get more accurate data over longer periods of time, enabling them to plan and implement longer term changes.
By distributing the sensing across people - mobile, distributed nodes - a bigger picture can be quickly built up, without the need for a new and expensive urban sensing infrastructure, while also giving individuals direct access to their own data.
Atmo was exhibited at KlimaForum09 during the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.
Ishac Bertran, Mayo Nissen