Chattanooga, TN

A wide range of health outcomes is affected by air pollution. A recent World Health Organization report estimated that, a staggering 7 million people died as a result of air pollution exposure in 2012—one in eight of total global deaths. Airborne particulate matter is a major component of pollution and can adversely affect citizens. Approximately 50 million Americans also suffer from allergies. The Geo-located Allergen Sensing Platform (GASP) combines cyber-physical systems (CPS) and gigabit networks to address major health concerns due to air pollution. GASP is deploying an array of in-situ sensors within Chattanooga, TN to comprehensively characterize air quality in real time by streaming location, temperature, pressure, humidity, abundance of 6 pollutants (i.e., O3, CO, NO, NO2, SO2, and H2S), and airborne particulates (0.5-40 μm), both pollen-sized and smaller. This first of a kind integrated in-situ sensor package for tracking pollution and pollen will enable airborne particulate mapping for Chattanooga, TN. Longer term, these tools could support a nation-wide, open access dissemination platform.

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Team Information: Chattanooga GASP, Chattanooga Public Library, Sean Brewer, Open Data Specialist, Chattanooga Public Library;
Andrew Rodgers, Technologist in Residence, GigTank / Chattanooga Enterprise Center;
Arushi Srivastava, NTT Data;
Madhav Erraguntla, Senior Research Scientist, Knowledge Based Systems, Inc.;
Jeff Branson, Sparkfun Electronics;
Eswaran Subrahmanian, Carnegie Mellon University and Guest Researcher, NIST;
Bob Connors, Consultant and Executive Health Manager, Geneva Foundation

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