Chicago becomes first city to launch Array of Things - possible solution to asthma

Array of Things - Node Components
Array of Things, similar to Fitbit, is essentially a city’s own fitness tracker. It collects data on Chicago’s environment, infrastructure and activity. The city is the first of many to install 100 nodes on traffic poles, planning for 500 by the end of 2018. With the data provided, school bus routes may be changed in areas of poor air quality to alleviate children’s concerns of keeping their inhaler on hand at all times. “The nodes gather a variety of information, ranging from air and surface temperature, humidity, cloud cover, haze, vibrations...The computers will also track pedestrian and vehicle traffic plus nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide, ozone, and sulfur dioxide.” Chicago is just one of the many cities planning to implement data tracking, taking advantage of new technology to improve conditions around the city.
Source: Chicago gets serious about tracking air quality and traffic data

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