Chicago Adds Pollution Detection to "The Array of Things"

What if you could get weather and air quality information block-by-block, instead of just city-by-city?

Array of Things (AoT) is an urban sensing project, a network of interactive, modular sensor boxes that will be installed around Chicago to collect real-time data on the city’s environment, infrastructure, and activity for research and public use. AoT will essentially serve as a “fitness tracker” for the city, measuring factors that impact livability in Chicago such as climate, air quality and noise.

Read more about Array of Things at Bloomberg ViewChicago MagazineUSA Today, the Chicago Sun-Times, and E+D Magazine, or watch a video on the project from WIRED.

Array of Things was a nominee for the 2014 Cooper Hewitt People’s Design Award.

 

With thanks to Mr. Eric Moed for calling this to our attention.