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Wearable Device Monitor Air Pollution And Its Effects On Personal Health

Global innovation institute RTI International has developed a wearable device called the MicroPEM or personal exposure monitor, to measure the adverse effects of pollution on a person’s health. The MicroPEM continually measures both the levels of pollutants in the air, as well as an individual's physical activity using acceleration and motion sensors. Using the data collected from the sensor, researchers are also able to calculate a person's varied breathing rates as they perform different levels of physical activity, from using a treadmill, to just taking a stroll.

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