The work to build AirSensa started more than 5 years ago, developing our understanding of air pollution and the techniques required to measure it effectively, and solving the technical challenges of collecting real-time data from low-cost sensor technologies.
There are many challenges to developing an end to end solution for measuring external air pollution on a wide scale. They range from understanding and utilising low-cost sensors and the complex calibration and interpretation techniques required, through architecting a highly scalable and autonomous software platform, capable of delivering validated data. We solved all the challenges over time, testing the prototype sensor units through an extended pilot. Over 100 units were produced, installed, and tested over an 18-month period.
What we learned from that trial has informed AirSensa’s technology platform today – a highly scalable and modular approach that enables AirSensa to stay at the forefront of developments across the IoT and sensor markets.