Even the mildest hayfever sufferers know how hard it can be to keep track of changes in pollen levels. Keeping this in mind, Birmingham based 383 Labs has introduced Nosee, a smart pollen and air quality sensor that could help hay fever sufferers.
At the moment pollen counts are largely found on weather reports that cover huge areas. The Nosee, will allow people to obtain a local reading right from their gardens. And as this network grows a larger picture can be painted more precisely of pollen counts and movements - allowing hay fever sufferers to take action.
AdvertisementThe Nosee hardware is placed in the garden to detect air quality while the information is easily accessible via the app, over Wi-Fi. The Nosee is still in the prototype phases, so pricing and launching dates haven't been declared. In fact it's more of a test to see if this would work and be popular, it seems.
Notifications can be adapted in the future to fit in with the smart connected home. A light could change colour when pollen levels strike a certain level, or the read-outs could appears on smartwatches and TVs, for example.
"We created Nosee to highlight how, using a relatively simple sensor and their smartphone, consumers' lives could be made a whole lot easier. These prototypes help us show people what's possible right now, and move the future a little nearer," said John Newbold, creative director at 383.
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