The world is becoming increasingly urbanized and corporate employees are exposed to dangerous levels of ambient air pollution on their commute, in their place of work and in their place of rest throughout the work day. As a part of corporate social responsibility companies have obligation to protect their employees as well as the environment around their operations.

Each generation breathes in slightly different air and each population also breathes in slightly different air. In fact, the air you breathe can be different depending on which side of the road you are on, even on which floor of the office block you are sat. So, in a sense, your life is recorded in your lungs and in your body; it can suggest where you’ve been, how old you are and even what side of town you lived in. Now, if you think as the years go by the air is getting cleaner, think again… globally, air pollution is…


Air pollution monitoring as a tool for evaluation of urban projects

Galata tower Istanbul (picture by Rohan Reddy)

Background

By 2050, population increase will result in 68% of the world’s population living in urban areas. More people living in cities will inevitably cause increases in anthropogenic emissions due to traffic, industrialization and energy use. According to the World Health Organization, the effects of air pollution cause about 7 million worldwide premature deaths every year. Most of the health risks are associated with particulate matter of less than 10 μm (PM10) and 2.5 μm (PM2.5) in diameter. When inhaled PM penetrates deep into lungs and enters the bloodstream causing problems to cardiovascular and respiratory systems.

Recently, the idea of a…


A proposition for improved smart waste management solution in the context of Smart City

Singapore. Photo by Lily Lvnatikk on Unsplash

Smart City technology evolved together with the developments in wireless sensor networks (WSN) and the Internet of Things (IoT). Smart cities essentially combine the use of ICT to provide services for better living conditions inside cities. It is a diverse topic of discussion with several application areas as shown in Figure 1. This article focuses on the Smart Waste Management application.


Comparison of data protocols for Smart City — MQTT vs. CoAP

In the architecture context, Smart Cities are composed of heterogeneous technology elements with different power, communication, and computation characteristics. Smart City includes sensor nodes and gateways that have limited battery and computational resources. Hence, Smart City systems require protocols for data transmission that are, bandwidth and energy-efficient and need a small memory footprint in the implementation. These requirements dictate that protocols for Smart City applications must be very different from those that facilitate the data exchange in conventional Internet applications.

Most of the Internet traffic is made out of the utilization of HTTP over TCP medium. However, HTTP is verbose…


The evolution of computation devices through history was characterized by improvements in their; cost, size, power consumption, computation power, number of deployed devices and connectivity. Emerging generation of devices will be even cheaper, smaller, more energy efficient, more computationally capable and deployed in bigger numbers than the smart mobile devices from previous generation. The emerging devices are connected to Internet and interoperable by default.

The collective existence of new generation of computation devices is called the Internet of Things (IoT). IoT is gaining momentum and positively influences the automation of everyday objects. Technically speaking, IoT is a paradigm that can…

Edin Golubovic

Senior Embedded Software Engineer @EnOcean. Interested in #IoT, #renewableenergy, #machinelearning, #wearables, #smartcity.

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