Crowdsourcing Data to Fight Air Pollution

Crowdsourcing Data to Fight Air Pollution
technology

Breathe is a wearable device that gathers data from all users to help them find cleanest air

Jason Brick
  • 12 december 2014

Air pollution is among the most serious environmental problems of the modern age. Although pollution in developed nations like the USA and Germany has fallen since the 1980s, air quality in growing technological countries — especially in the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) group — grows worse with each year. In 2012, 3.7 million people died as a direct result of problems caused by chronic exposure to bad air, and tens of millions more were made ill.

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