Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Berkeley team fights urban air pollution with smarter, denser sensor networks

A new one for UC Berkeley's CITRIS program's newsletter/online mag:

Air pollution is one of the greatest threats to human health worldwide, responsible for millions of premature deaths each year. Emissions from vehicles, power plants, wildfires, and other sources can contribute to a range of serious health problems, both in places like Beijing and Delhi and across the comparatively safe United States. Now a Berkeley startup with a global vision wants to help.

Developed through the CITRIS Foundry startup accelerator program and led by 2016 Atmospheric Science alumnus David Lu, Clarity seeks to help cities test and improve their air-pollution policies – and ultimately reduce citizens’ exposure to harmful pollutants – through robust networks of small, low-cost sensors.

Read the rest of the brief Q&A here.

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