NanoSen-AQM: From Sensors to Users



With the raising of environmental concerns regarding pollution, interest in monitoring air quality is increasing. However, air pollution data is mostly originated from a limited number of government-owned sensors, which can only capture a small fraction of reality. Improving air quality coverage involves reducing the cost of sensors and making data widely available to the public. To this end, the NanoSen-AQM project proposes the usage of low-cost nano-sensors as the basis for an air quality monitoring platform, capable of collecting, aggregating, processing, storing, and displaying air quality data. Being an end-to-end system, the platform allows sensor owners to manage their sensors, as well as define calibration functions, that can improve data reliability. The public can visualize sensor data in a map, define specific clusters (groups of sensors) as favorites and set alerts in the event of bad air quality in certain sensors. The NanoSen-AQM platform provides easy access to air quality data, with the aim of improving public health.


air quality monitoring, low-cost nano-sensors, cloud platform

Related Project

NanoSen-AQM - Development and field validation of a low-cost nano-sensor system for real-time monitoring of ambient air quality (PI: Bernardete Ribeiro; co-PI: Alberto Cardoso)


International Journal of Online and Biomedical Engineering (iJOE), Vol. 16, #4, April 2020


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