Nokia Bell Labs ties up with University of Helsinki for 5G air quality monitoring

The MegaSense project is based on a dense network of sensors covering an urban area to detect polluters and develop a live overview of air quality. The results from the sensors are supplemented by data from the university's SMEAR research stations in Finland and China. All data are then combined and processed via the 5G network. The project uses existing air pollution map and prediction models which also consider wind direction and the location of the air quality sensors. The calibrated information can be used in a variety of applications almost instantly. The project is also working on mobile applications to increase health through air quality data. In the future, air quality sensors will be very small and could be used in products relating to air conditioning, smart windows, mobile devices, phone apps and HD maps. - Telecompaper -



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