Applications for Environmental Sensing in EveryAware

  • Martin Atzmueller
  • Martin Becker
  • Andrea Molino
  • Juergen Mueller
  • Jan Peters
  • Alina Sîrbu
Chapter

Abstract

This chapter provides a technical description of the EveryAware applications for air quality and noise monitoring. Specifically, we introduce AirProbe, for measuring air quality, and WideNoise Plus for estimating environmental noise. We also include an overview on hardware components and smartphone-based measurement technology, and we present the according web backend, e.g., providing for real-time tracking, data storage, analysis and visualizations.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin Atzmueller
    • 1
  • Martin Becker
    • 2
  • Andrea Molino
    • 3
  • Juergen Mueller
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jan Peters
    • 4
  • Alina Sîrbu
    • 5
  1. 1.University of KasselResearch Center for Information System DesignKasselGermany
  2. 2.L3S Research CenterHannoverGermany
  3. 3.CSPTurinItaly
  4. 4.VITOMolBelgium
  5. 5.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly

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