To help us gain a better understanding of air quality around the world, BreezoMeter, an air quality analytics provider, is visually breaking things down with a new interactive air pollution map. The map delivers real-time information on air pollution along with hourly forecasts and helpful weather-related health and fitness recommendations. Its data is drawn from "official air quality sensors" placed across cities that monitor airborne particles and combined with information on wind, weather and traffic conditions. By simply searching a location, users will be shown a color-coded map of the pollution level in the surrounding area. They'll also receive useful information such as carbon monoxide and ozone levels, weather forecast updates, and heath, sports and child care-related suggestions.
How's this for failed New Year's resolutions: London hit its annual air pollution limits just five days into 2017. This past week, the mayor, Sadiq Khan (who has vowed to improve the city's worsening air quality), once again issued a public health warning with alerts put out at bus stops, tube stations and roadsides due to toxic high levels. There are numerous tools out there today to enable the population to keep track of this in real-time; to see local air pollution around them and make health-related decisions accordingly. One such example is BreezoMeter, a global air quality data company, which has recently teamed up with skincare brand Dermalogica to help track its impact on skin. Now, if pollution is at an all-time high, we might be thinking more about our lungs or heart than we are our skin, of course, but the absorbent nature of our skin (as our largest organ) makes it incredibly susceptible to the damaging effects of toxic air.
Dyson is hopping into the regular-product-turned-smart game with its new Pure Cool Link smart air-purifying fan. Smart air purifiers aren't exactly new, but a big name like Dyson jumping on the smartification bandwagon means these types of products could dominate the home air quality industry in the near future. SEE ALSO: Gatorade's smart cap takes rehydration to the next level The purifying fan, which has a similar fan-less design to previous Dyson fan products, connects to your smartphone through an app and gives you live updates on your air quality. The new Dyson Link App is available for iOS and Android. Dyson said the Pure Cool Link removes 99.7% of all pollutants and allergens By using a unique filter, Dyson claims the Pure Cool Link removes 99.7% of all pollutants and allergens from the air, which can include bacteria, molds, pollen and even odors.
PredictHQ, the demand intelligence company, announced a partnership with leading gig economy empowerment platform Stoovo. Stoovo is an AI-driven platform that helps independent workers strategically choose the right short-term work opportunities near them. The company will integrate PredictHQ's demand intelligence with their advanced AI platform to alert gig economy workers to where demand will surge in advance, allowing them to review and accept the most lucrative gigs in the closest geographic proximity. PredictHQ's demand intelligence is already used by leading rideshare companies including Uber and delivery networks including GoPuff. Its enriched data on events that drive demand for independent workers is already enabling better demand forecasting and planning across the on-demand industry.
To make the Dyson Link app more worthwhile, the company teamed up with air quality data analytics company, BreezoMeter, in order to let you compare your home's air quality, temperature and humidity with live outdoor data. It'll also warn you about high pollen count as well, in case your nose isn't so keen on that kind of stuff. Leaving the air quality monitoring, the app and the slightly modified remote controller aside, the Pure Cool Link is otherwise virtually identical to its predecessor. It features the same cylindrical glass HEPA filter with a layer of activated carbon granules, which claims to filter out "99.97 percent of pollutants and allergens as small as 0.3 microns from the air;" or change that to 99.95 percent for as tiny as 0.1 micron. This means particles like pollen, bacteria, mold, Asbestos, odors, tobacco smoke and even carbon dust are easily trapped.