Utilization of EarthSense IoT technology for improving air quality with Covid-19

IoT for Air Quality

Covid 19 has so far destroyed the economic and development structure of the entire world. The only thing that has improved all across the globe is air quality.

The main reason for the improvement of air quality is lockdown. Due to lockdown, the populations decrease rapidly which in return increase the quality of air.

It is to be noted that most of the air pollution is from vehicles and factories smokes. There is also a drastic change in the environment as major industrial areas of the world including Beijing, Sao Paulo, and many others are sealed.

This ultimately changed the color of the damaged Ozone layer. As humans are being responsible for polluted and harmful air, therefore, the coronavirus came to rescue the environment. Jokes apart but coronavirus is no doubt a dangerous pandemic as it costs more than 200,000 lives of people all around the world.

So, this current scenario has taught us how to take care of the environment around us. EarthSense has been working for years to offer technologies to monitor air quality issues.

The representatives of Earthsense showed their concerns over the possible pollution once the pandemic slows down or lockdowns are taken off. Now, we must understand that there are several types of air pollution and there are several factors that are responsible for it.

Basically, EarthSense contains an amazing hardware product to know about the quality of air in a particular region along with issues associated with air quality.

The hardware products include Zephyr air quality senor along with MappAir. Furthermore, the MappAir is basically an air quality API that utilizes cloud-based data inputs.

Apart from these data inputs, the API will use proprietary modeling techniques along with machine learning to make the reports more accurate and reliable.

According to EarthSense, they have deployed nearly 400 + sensors. Most of these sensors are being placed in the UK while some of them are being fixed in several countries of Asia.

The best part about both of these Mappir and Zephyr air quality sensor is specially designed to dovetails. Earlier this year, the company has also launched the My Air service.

My Air is basically software as a service (SaaS) web app. This web app is meant to provide easier and effective visualization abilities. According to Ex. Managing Director of EarthSense, Tom Hall, Ultimately, if you’ve got a network of sensors across a city, each one of those sensors provides information for the street corner it’s on, the industrial complex deployed near – but there’s always the question mark of what’s going on in between, and that’s where MappAir really comes into its own. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to understand that the levels of pollution on one road, versus a road two blocks back, could be different. That’s where the model helps fill in the network gaps.”

At the end of his short discussion, he further stated that
“We have to consider everything holistically over hundreds of years to understand the real impacts and savings to human life and the economy.”

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