It is estimated that 24,000 people die prematurely each year in the UK as a result of air pollution. The estimated costs of poor health as a result of air pollution to the NHS have been identified as £20 billion a year.
Traditional sensors are very expensive and as such are in very limited supply, meaning most of the UK's air quality is modelled (data analysis with very little actual sensor data) with only a few handfuls of sensors throughout Wales in 2019.
Vindico created Think Air with a simple mission. To make the latest technology in air quality accessible, affordable and easy to understand.
Think Air now has installations in town centres, attractions and in transport. Measuring data, raising awareness, providing understanding that we hope will lead to behavioural change for the better.
In 2020 we were delighted to appoint Professor Paul Lewis as a Director of Vindico. Paul sits on government advisory panels and committees advising on air pollution and the impacts on health, as well as a current contributor to the Welsh Assembly’s Clean Air Act of 2020.
Our sensors are designed for a variety of environments, all with live communication to the Think Air cloud platform.
The Think Air node is a low cost Air quality node capable of LoRaWAN, 3G, Wired or WiFi connectivity, equipped with a Multi-sensor modular unit that can integrate into existing Think AIr networks.
The node offers extremely accurate PM10, PM2.5, CO1, NO2, C2H6OH, H21, NH31, CH4, C3H8, C4H10, temperature and humidity readings confined within a small solar powered unit.
The unit is calibrated against AURN monitoring networks to ensure the values displayed have correlation that parallels that of the current government reporting network.
By the end of 2020 we will have the largest live air quality network in Wales.
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