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EarthSense App Promotes Clean Air Routes for Exercise

By [email protected] - 1st October 2018 - 14:35

A new app being developed by air quality monitoring specialist EarthSense will allow users to find the least polluted routes when walking, running or cycling. Funded by the European Space Agency (ESA) Kickstarter grant programme, project CARAMEL (Clean Air Routing and Mobile Exposure Limitation) the app identifies and maps the cleanest air routes, as well as reporting on weekly pollution levels. “Project CARAMEL gives people going about their everyday lives the information they need to make informed decisions about where and when they want to exercise,” commented Tom Hall, Managing Director of EarthSense. The CARAMEL app will use a combination of space-based data, traffic simulation data, open data and public transport data together with big data analytics. The project outputs include an air quality data model and routing system, an online mapping portal and the CARAMEL app for use on smartphones and other mobile devices.

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