Updated: Jun 7, 2019
It is 2060, the sand clock has a few minutes to end, are we living what we all feared or did we put in reverse climate change. This is our finest hour, but we cannot do it alone, we need information, in fact we need big information or big data to make decisions, become preventive, such as with air quality forecasts.
Air quality is something that we think we need to take care in big cities such as Mexico City, Los Angeles, Beijing, Shanghai and so on, we don't normally think that air quality is fundamental for our daily lives and economic progress. Everyday products and systems rely on air quality such as medical devices, equipment and industrial machinery and every day decisions such as having a walk around the park is close related with air quality.
A few weeks ago Mexico City has one of its worst air contingencies, people could not exercise outdoors, or work, it lasted for days, but made clear for the “capitalinos” that they must change what they are doing to mitigate this events.
China, India, Arab Peninsula are among the worst air quality regions in the world. We need to take seriously.
We recently find out about a company called BreezoMeter providing solutions for companies and cities to help them make decisions that may in turn help deliver positive results in air quality.
BreezoMeter is a big-data-driven company that offers real-time, location-based outdoor air quality data via API for businesses and municipalities. Using multiple data layers including governmental monitoring stations, air dispersion models, satellite data, weather data and traffic conditions, combined with computational models, machine learning and proprietary spatial interpolation algorithms, BreezoMeter shows with high accuracy what is in the air you breathe. Armed with this information, businesses can help their customers reduce exposure to harmful air pollutants, and it becomes possible for people to improve their health. Businesses can integrate into their products and apps some or all of our features, which include: dominant pollutant, pollutant concentrations, air pollution forecast, actionable health recommendation per population segment according to pollutant mix, real-time pollution heatmap, global and local air quality index, pollen counts and more. The easy-to-integrate API increases user engagement, product usage, customer loyalty, and enables businesses to create a personalized experience with end users.
Integrating the data is relevant for myriad industries, including air purification and smart home systems, automotive, smart cities, medical device and digital health applications, and can directly help people improve their health via actionable data and education.
What Problem Does BreezoMeter Technology Solve?
Air pollution kills 7 million people a year, linked to 1 in 8 deaths worldwide. Most people don’t know what is in the air they breathe, but when companies integrate air quality and pollen data into devices and products we already use, we can make better decisions for our health. Air pollution isn’t always visible, and the harmful elements make up a tiny percentage of the air we breathe. It’s hard to fight a problem we can’t see.
Founded by environmental engineers looking to buy homes in unpolluted areas, to support the health of their family, and realized that this information was not readily available. We all breathe throughout the day, and whether we know it or not, we are affected by what's in the air and have a right to breathe clean air.
The biggest achievements of 2018
BreezoMeter reaches people around the world by providing relevant air quality and pollen data and actionable health recommendations, with a mission to improve the lives of billions of people. Adding pollen data to our product portfolio has been a major step for helping companies help people sensitive to pollen. Pollen can have serious health implications for those who have underlying lung diseases or sensitivities, and we are working hard to expand our pollen coverage, now available in more than 55 countries, including the United States, Japan, and most of Europe.
Global coverage of air quality data, now available in over 90 countries, and added data sources to enrich the coverage already offered.
Earlier this year BreezoMeter won the Red Herring Europe Top 100 award! The Red Herring Top 100 award highlights the most exciting startups from Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Hundreds of companies from each region is reviewed in a rigorous 3-step process that looks at all aspects of the company. Read more about the award here. In addition to that, just this year so far, BreezoMeter named the winner of Cleantech Top 100 Company, Movin'on Startup Challenge Winner, honorable mention in the FastCompany, World Changing Ideas, second place in the World Open Innovation Conference (WOIC), finalist in the AHR Expo Innovation Awards Competition, and more.
BreezoMeter’s impact is far-reaching. Via partners and customers, BreezoMeter shows people what is in the air they breathe. While some air pollution at high concentrations is visible to the naked eye, many harmful pollutants we is exposed to daily are invisible.
Air quality is essential for our wellbeing and the future of us in this planet. We need solutions like these that making a change around the world, improving the way we live, the way we use information and how we keep moving forward to a sustainable future.
Thank to BreezoMeter team for helping us with the creation and information of this article.
Go to: https://breezometer.com/