Witnessing the alarming rate of pollution in the country’s capital and the expensive monitoring stations, Socialcops has launched a mobile pollution data network experiment which will cost 1800x lesser than the Government’s manufacturing cost of the same.
Apparently the Delhi Pollution Control Board runs 6 stations and each station costs Rs 1.1 Crore. However, Socialcops built a new mobile pollution data network which will cost just Rs 6,500 per device, claims the company.
The data platform integrates data from low-cost phones, over 600 public data sources, and internal organization data.
The company has built 5 low-cost mobile IoT devices to measure airborne PM10 particles and deployed the devices in 5 auto rickshaws. The data will be transmitted every 30 seconds and collects 15,000 data point each day, said the company.
The company’s dashboard is currently public and can be accessed and anyone can view the overall air quality score for each day, examine how air quality changes on an hourly basis, and even track each device as it traverses the city.