Environmental pollution is a serious problem for cities, and administrations are beginning to take measures to combat it.
This is not a sustainable or viable solution to improve air quality in cities that base decision making on real data.
Measuring air quality today is done via high cost fixed stations, using sensors that require individual laboratory calibration. These static stations limit geographical coverage and involve high installation costs, maintenance and recalibration.
What is SMAQ?
SMAQ is an innovative system for monitoring air quality in urban settings, created with the aim of improving air quality in cities.
How does SMAQ work?
The SMAQ system consists of a monitoring network, in which fixed and lowcost mobile devices combine to maximize coverage along with high-precision sensors to maximize data quality.
The large amount of data collected and processed every few seconds through the expansive network of stations makes it possible to obtain in real time precise details regarding the state of the city.
As a second verification, the system is complemented by a mobile laboratory as a service (LAAS), which monitors the status of low-cost sensors, covers reduncies and conducts indepth studies on specific areas.
This allows administrators to make concrete decisions, as much in the short term as in long-term future planning. Citizens can also access information, such as air quality data, through the mobile application or website, allowing them to choose healthy parks and play areas, hiking trails and bike paths.
Fiware Ready out of the box
We are Fiware IoT Ready. This means that we provide access to the air quality aggregated data of any polygon (e.g. neighborhood, district, etc. level) using FIWARE NGSI APIV2 through our Context Broker.
In addition, we offer free access to an alert system that allows you to know the anomalous conditions registered in each polygon. Alarm system powered by Perseo.