Being aware of the quality of the air we breathe is proving to be more and more important for living healthy lives. As air pollution in urban areas becomes a more pressing concern, startup Plume Labs offers real-time air quality monitoring.
Lack of awareness about air quality in cities is common around the world. With around seven million deaths being attributable to or associated with high levels of air pollution, public health concerns have turned to air quality in both outdoor and indoor settings.
Flow, the air quality sensor developed by Plume Labs, allows real-time air quality monitoring that offers individuals their surrounding air quality on the go. The sensor can be used to test pollution levels in outdoor and indoor areas. The device works hand in hand with an app that simplifies measures taken from the device into particulate matter. Air quality meters and figures shown in real-time can help people regulate and alter their indoor conditions in their homes and in their workplaces.
Being able to monitor air quality will allow urbanites to breathe better air indoors and avoid health-threatening situations outdoors. New technologies like Flow by Plume Labs are raising awareness that will help create more environmentally-conscious and, hopefully, healthier cities.