Scientists, corporations, and the government aren’t the only ones that can put environmental data to work. Thanks to ever-shrinking mobile-computing technology, nearly anyone can become a data hoarder.
The Sensaris Sensblok (via TreeHugger) is billed as the world’s first “smart weather, air quality, and UV tracker you take everywhere.” It’s intended as a real-time environmental monitoring system that can keep people abreast of any hazardous local conditions, such as skin-damaging UV levels or high levels of air pollution.
The devices can interface with either Android or iOS devices, and include swappable sensors that allow users to monitor the factors most important to them. The data is shown to the user in real time, and can be shared with other users.
This is all made possible through a free app called MobiSense, which can stream archive, or upload data, as well as tag it to a specific location. Users can also set thresholds for certain levels of exposure to maintain a healthy balance.
Sensblok is currently being crowdfunded through a campaign on Indiegogo, which will pay for final design tweaks and the start of production.