SenseAir wins the contest Boost Innovation™ with a contribution that aims to bring environmental measurements down to the ordinary citizens - in the form of an accessory which via wireless connection to mobile phone displays and maps air quality.
The aim of the Boost Innovation ™ contest is to contribute to regional growth by stimulating transnational cooperation between different operators in Fiber Optic Valley's business areas - broadband and sensor technology, the collaborations that might ultimately lead to the development of new innovations
The competition was marketed to universities all over the world to find the best solution proposals. In total, the competition reached almost one million people.
The winning entry from SenseAir in collaboration with Maryna Razakhatskaya, student in Creative Technology at Middlesex University London, called mohAir, is a creative and innovative proposal which involves wearing a hair pin accessory with an integrated gas sensor that outwardly indicates environmental awareness and at the same time contributes information about our environment. Something we believe is very timely, Henrik Rödjegård, researcher at SenseAir, says.
The accessory shows both how the air quality is right now by displaying the values on the mobile phone, while at the same time sending information to authorities and researchers to map and identify how emission sources look in a bigger picture.
The winner was awarded SEK 200 000 in pre-study funds, meaning SenseAir now will have the opportunity to continue to work on the project.
- The student who came up with the idea will be invited to make this project as student work, at the same time as we at SenseAir will implement a project to make prototypes, demonstrate the technology and inspire the market to create new products that SenseAir can supply sensors. It brings a market we could not imagine - but when you think about it, it has a huge potential, Henry Rödjegård says.
- And in the end, we’ll make the world a little bit better.
SenseAir AB is an expanding, innovation-based gas sensor company with an environment-friendly profile, situated in Dellenbygden in Hälsingland, an area of outstanding natural beauty. The company develops and produces infrared gas sensors and has a world-wide market. With 20 years of experience and through cooperation with various high-tech consortiums SenseAir has acquired a large and broad technology base and unique know-how in production methods for gas meters. The company is a world leader in its field. Our sensors can be used for: demand-controlled ventilation, personnel safety, growth maximisation, future health care, indoor and outdoor climate monitoring, energy optimisation etc.