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07/16/2014

Sensing umbrella to monitor air pollution

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    Not your normal umbrella, the sensing umbrella will respond to the level of air pollution in the area with a series of LED lights while helping track air quality.
    The Arduino-equipped sensing umbrella will be able to gather pollution data and upload it to pollution databases, making it possible to generate local pollution indicator maps for smaller regions. The umbrella's LED lights will also provide a more immediate source of information as they will flash and change color depending upon the air quality in the immediate area.
    The idea is to keep the umbrella's system open-source in the hopes of encouraging a global network of people collecting and sharing air-quality information.
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