Connexin rolls-out air quality sensors across highly polluted northern city

​Smart city operator Connexin is installing air quality monitoring sensors across Hull, following a recent report that the air pollution in the city was among the worst in the UK.

The sensors will function in conjunction with the company’s already-deployed LoRaWAN network, with data being relayed back to a cloud-based platform. The information will then be made available on a publicly-accessible website.

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Speaking of the deployment, Connexin CEO and founder, Furqan Alamgir (pictured) said: “The World Health Organization estimates that 4.6 million people die each year from causes directly attributable to air pollution. In our view, that’s 4.6 million too many, and we felt we had a duty to act.

“We will be deploying sensors to collect and integrate air quality information with machine learning algorithms and cloud-based data analytics, to deliver truly actionable air quality data to transform our understanding of air pollution, and how best to tackle it.”

The company plans to deploy the sensors across all areas of the city, with the first installations situated near areas of high occupancy.

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