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Wednesday 29 July 2009

New sensor series.......

We have received the first prototypes of our new sensors which are smaller than a credit card.....All functions are working according to plan well almost ;- ). During the month of August we will be making a series of products to be launched this fall.We will be very busy, so get ready for some surprises in the next few weeks..........

Wednesday 10 June 2009

Sensaris Unveils New Technology for Real Time Noise and Air Quality Monitoring over Mobile Internet

Exciting new solution enables action driven citizens to improve and share environmental best practices. Bluetooth wireless sensors are used in combination with mobile phones for first large scale deployment in Paris.

Sensaris is reporting the first trial for its new environmental sensor series. Air pollution is one of the most important factors affecting the quality of life and the health of the increasingly urban population. Considered separately, air pollution policy is insufficient to reach climate targets and climate policy is not enough to reach air quality targets for example with respect to ozone, an air pollutant which will become more of a problem as the climate gets warmer.

Currently the data of the different pollutants measured at the different stations in a city are typically aggregated to a single number, the air quality index, that is published once a day on a website. There is not enough data gathered to evaluate air quality in a given neighborhood and the publicly available information is very scarce and difficult to access in a timely way. In the Paris region, pollution levels are measured by a state funded organization operating a loose network of only twenty-six measuring stations for an area populated by approximately ten million people. This network can measure general pollution but does not allow any statements on a more granular level.

Air pollution is highly location dependent, for example in the vicinity of traffic chokepoints. Large variations can also be observed whether one is temporarily exposed to upwind or downwind conditions. With greater concern and awareness regarding environmental quality at the neighborhood level, there is a growing need for integrated indicators to empower users and key decision makers for action.

The miniature wrist worn solution provided by Sensaris leverages geolocation chips (GPS or Galileo in the future) wearable devices and mobile technologies. Such sensors transform mobile phones into measurement instruments using Bluetooth™ communication.

"We are very pleased that the FING (Fondation Internet Nouvelle Generation) has selected our products for their demonstration "La Montre Verte" within the Futur en Seine event in the Paris area. Whether used by pedestrians or cyclists (Velib in Paris), the sensors provide noise and ozone levels in real time over the Internet and web based visualization (mashups). Our Senspod technology forms the basis for innovative citizen centric services. We look forward to helping other cities use it for their own community action and urban life quality improvement plans." declared Michaël Setton, founder and CEO of Sensaris.

Sensaris is a start-up company focusing on the Internet of Things. It provides mobile centric solutions based on geolocation, wireless communication and low power. Its products and software are used for sports, health/wellness and connected urban applications. Contact:

Monday 8 June 2009

First wide scale environmental sensor deployment in Paris draws wide interest.

During a week, our 13 sensors prototypes were used to map noise and ozone levels in the Paris area.This was part of the Futur en Seine event organized by Cap Digital.

Of course , demonstrations such as the one in San Francisco (Common Sense)

or even now the "mobile phone" like sensors

but to our knowledge this was the first wide scale demonstration of wearable sensor networks. It is really there nice to see that there is clearly a trend and enthusiasm on both sides of the Atlantic. We are open to work with other cities of course, and undoubtedly this will bring better user friendliness and lower costs.

We were lucky to be present when Mr Bertrand Delanoe, mayor of Paris, visited the booth !

Velib's (bicycle stations when you can rent them for a short time) are a huge hit in Paris as there are now close to 14700 of them !!So it is only natural that next we will present a little innovative surprise related to bicycles, so stay tuned if you own a bicycle or ride one in a city on a regular basis.....