NanoSen-AQM: From Sensors to Users

Authors

  • Pedro Lucas CISUC - Center for Informatics and Systems, University of Coimbra
  • Jorge Silva CISUC - Center for Informatics and Systems, University of Coimbra
  • Filipe Araujo CISUC - Center for Informatics and Systems, University of Coimbra
  • Catarina Silva CISUC - Center for Informatics and Systems, University of Coimbra
  • Paulo Gil CISUC - Center for Informatics and Systems, University of Coimbra
  • Joel P. Arrais CISUC - Center for Informatics and Systems, University of Coimbra
  • Daniel Coutinho NOVA LINCS, University of Evora
  • Pedro Salgueiro NOVA LINCS, University of Evora
  • Luis Rato NOVA LINCS, University of Evora
  • Jose Saias NOVA LINCS, University of Evora
  • Vitor Nogueira NOVA LINCS, University of Evora
  • Alberto Cardoso CISUC - Center for Informatics and Systems, University of Coimbra
  • Bernardete Ribeiro CISUC - Center for Informatics and Systems, University of Coimbra

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3991/ijoe.v16i04.11871

Keywords:

air quality monitoring, low-cost nano-sensors, cloud platform

Abstract


With the raising of environmental concerns regarding pollution, interest in monitoring air quality is increasing. However, air pollution data is mostly originated from a limited number of government-owned sensors, which can only capture a small fraction of reality. Improving air quality coverage in-volves reducing the cost of sensors and making data widely available to the public. To this end, the NanoSen-AQM project proposes the usage of low-cost nano-sensors as the basis for an air quality monitoring platform, capa-ble of collecting, aggregating, processing, storing, and displaying air quality data. Being an end-to-end system, the platform allows sensor owners to manage their sensors, as well as define calibration functions, that can im-prove data reliability. The public can visualize sensor data in a map, define specific clusters (groups of sensors) as favorites and set alerts in the event of bad air quality in certain sensors. The NanoSen-AQM platform provides easy access to air quality data, with the aim of improving public health.

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Published

2020-04-08

How to Cite

Lucas, P., Silva, J., Araujo, F., Silva, C., Gil, P., Arrais, J. P., Coutinho, D., Salgueiro, P., Rato, L., Saias, J., Nogueira, V., Cardoso, A., & Ribeiro, B. (2020). NanoSen-AQM: From Sensors to Users. International Journal of Online and Biomedical Engineering (iJOE), 16(04), pp. 51–62. https://doi.org/10.3991/ijoe.v16i04.11871

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Special Focus Papers