PPG Industries based in Pittsburgh has created what they are marketing as the world’s smallest air-quality detector, aptly named the NANO. Created to provide immediate air-quality notifications, enabling users to make healthier choices about the air they breathe. Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about the NANO air-quality detector which has this week launched via Kickstarter with the aim of raising $20,000 over the next 18 days to make the jump into production.
The NANO is equipped with industrial grade quality as sensors in the form of a MEMS Metal-oxide Gas Sensor, Laser Particle Sensor and CMOSens Sensor. The development team have partnered with BreezoMeter, a world leading air pollution AQI (air quality index). Enabling NANO to forecast outdoor air quality and weather by by receiving data from BreezoMeters’ network of satellites, weather stations and traffic control centres.
The NANO air quality sensor is now available to backers via Kickstarter with pledges starting from just $79 for early bird backers. The pocket-sized air sensor can either be powered by your smartphone to quickly analyse your surrounding environment and also provide general weather predictions based on your phone’s GPS signal. Alternatively, you can connect your tiny NANO air-quality sensor to an external battery and link to it using a Bluetooth connection if preferred. The companion smartphone application is supported by both iOS and Android devices. To learn more about each sensor, full specifications and a list of all available pledges jump over to the official Kickstarter campaign page by following the link below.