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airSniffler - Lightweight & Wearable Air Pollution Monitor

Meet the Smallest, Most Lightweight and Affordable Wearable Air Pollution Monitor and Alert Device

airSniffler - Lightweight & Wearable Air Pollution Monitor

Meet the Smallest, Most Lightweight and Affordable Wearable Air Pollution Monitor and Alert Device

£9,502
pledged of £39,400pledged of £39,400 goal
222
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, August 15 2019 4:00 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated August 15, 2019

About

Developed by a team with decades of experience, airSniffler is the world's smallest, most lightweight and affordable wearable personal air pollution monitoring and alerting device. 

This small wearable device comes with some big firsts.  


Samples the air around you – 24/7

Measures and analyzes NOX/OX gases and VOCs, ambient temperature, relative humidity and UV levels 24 hours a day. 


Really small and light

About the size of a USB stick. Only 2.4 inches long. Just 0.85 ounces (24 grams).


Close and personal

Clip it, tether it or strap it to anything when you’re on the go.

Comes in two colors. Green/Gray and Orange/Gray


Very affordable

Extremely low price compared to similar solutions.

No service fees or hidden costs. 


Super long battery life

Lasts 2 weeks in between charges. Notifies users when charge is needed. Has an industry standard USB-C port for charging. 


Use it with your phone

Comes with a free Android or iPhone compatible app that connects with airSniffler by Bluetooth.

View measurement results, get notifications.


Why airSniffler?

The Earth’s air quality is shockingly poor. You can change that.  

According to the World Health Organization (WHO):

  • 91% of the world’s population lives in places where air pollution exceeds safe limits.
  • WHO data shows that 9 out of 10 people breath air containing high levels of pollutants.
  • Air pollution is the fourth largest killer of people on Earth.
  • 7 million people die each year as a result of air pollution – and that number is rising.

Invisible dangers

Many of the most dangerous air pollutants cannot be seen or smelled. 

While smoke, dust and smog are easy for humans to detect - nitrogen dioxide, some volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and ground level ozone are not. You may think the air outdoors is “fresh” without realizing you are being harmed. Even the simplest activities indoors can produce potentially dangerous air quality, including cooking, painting or heating the home.

airSniffler helps to solve this problem by becoming your own personal alert system.

We have developed sophisticated software algorithms which can extract reliable data from our sensors. They allow both the indoor and outdoor air quality around you to be measured by this very small device that can be clipped or tethered almost anywhere on your clothing or personal belongings.

A way to make a difference

By being easy to use and affordable, airSniffler can increase awareness and help people make better desicions like avoiding polluted areas or buying a car that is less polluting. Increased public awareness then builds pressure on politicians and corporations – they are the ones who can take far-reaching actions that improve air quality all around.


Who is it for?

Parents, students, seniors, athletes, environmental groups, asthma sufferers or anyone who cares about the quality of their air will benefit from using airSniffler. 

  • Clip it to your child’s back pack to monitor and receive alerts regarding the quality of their air at home, school or on the playground.
  • Athletes and workout enthusiasts can monitor and locate the least polluted indoor or outdoor locations.
  • Environmental groups can use airSniffler to inexpensively produce their own air pollution data.
  • Clip it on clothing, a purse or briefcase to monitor work space, school or travel air quality.
  • Use it to monitor over-exposure to sun, high temperatures - or even too dry or humid air.
  • Want to know the temperature or humidity of a cooler or container over a period of time? airSniffler can be used to log data for later reviewing.

Share your data or keep it private

When you sync your device to your airSniffler app on your smartphone, you’ll decide whether to keep your data private or share it anonymously with the scientific community working to solve the air pollution problem.

Knowledge is Power when it comes to air pollution, global warming and the Earth’s present and future health. 

Therefore, if you choose to share your data you collect with airSniffler – you are actively participating in Social Empowerment for Air Pollution. It’s like crowd sourcing an air pollution solution.


How does it work?

Simply sync airSniffler with its smartphone app on your Apple or Android device. Then clip on your clothing, purse or backpack - you’re now ready to go.

The pollution levels around you are measured 24 hours a day for up to two weeks per battery charge. If airSniffler detects lower air quality, you’ll receive a notification on your phone sent by Bluetooth. If pollution levels are elevated to dangerous levels, an LED light will blink on airSniffler. 

Available colors

Orange and Green. We will contact you to choose your colors after the campaign has ended.


Features include

  • General Air Quality – good or bad air quality at a glance
  • Individual measurements – review all sensors
  • History charts – shows how your air quality has changed over a period of time
  • Notifications – in case of pollution hazard or low battery

Customize it

You can personalize how you receive notifications and also set “levels” for when you want to be notified about changing air and weather conditions.

An “Advanced” option will show you low-level sensor data. All data can be exported for convenient analysis in other applications you may use.

If you want to create a custom app for your airSniffler, we’ll provide documentation for the Bluetooth API – just contact us.


Weather in Your pocket

Receive reminders regarding variants in ambient temperature, relative humidity and UV radiation levels. Notifications let you know if it’s time to turn on the AC, heat, humidifier/dehumidifier or even apply sunscreen.


Product specifications

  • MOS-type sensor for detecting oxidizing (NO2, ozone) and reduction gases (VOCs) 
  • Temperature sensor
  • Relative humidity sensor
  • UV sensor
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 2.4x1.2x0.9 inches (61.2x29.7x21.7 mm)
  • Weight: 0.85 ounces (24 grams)
  • Charging port: USB Type-C
  • Bluetooth version: BLE 4.2
  • Battery: up to 2 weeks (400 mAh)
  • Color: Green-Gray, Orange-Gray
  • Indicator: RGB LED
  • Physical mounting: clip, two tether cord styles
  • Compatibility: Android, iPhone
  • Included in the box: airSniffler, USB-A to USB-C charging cable, tether cord
  • All materials used to manufacture this product including packaging are 100 % recyclable.

Rewards and shipping

If you want to support our project, please select one of the following rewards. You can choose the color of your airSniffler(s) later, when the campaign is finished. 

All rewards ship in November 2019. We ship worldwide. Shipping cost is £6 (~$7.5) and it is not included in the price.


Our current state and plans

Our research and development efforts for this project started in 2017. We've had three iterations for the electronics board and two for the plastic case. Most of the design is finalized. Device firmware and smartphone apps have worked well for development purposes. 

If you'd like to see a demo of all the airSniffler's sensors working, check out our cool video below.

We need your help in financing next steps necessary to finish this project. We must make several significant capital cost purchases like injection moulding to make plastic cases for our device, certain tools and jigs for PCB assembly/manufacturing/testing and of course certification related expenses for CE and FCC. With your support we can make this happen and start manufacturing these devices. We also need to finish coding device firmware and smartphone apps.


Our team

We are proud to present our core team:

Our extended team of 8 includes people with amazing talent in business management and finance, graphical, industrial and mechanical design, public relations and marketing.

Risks and challenges

Product development is always a challenge even for the most experienced team, but we have worked hard to mitigate the risks and are confident that we can deliver the rewards on schedule. We have also reduced risks to you by spending considerable amount of time, money and effort before presenting this project to kickstarter.

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