Air Quality Interactive Wearable
The wearable displays the air quality color code where I am standing in a public space. The combination of a unique design and color lights triggers passersby interaction: if air quality affects their life such as asthma being experienced around them it will incite them to tell their stories. The air quality dress may raise the awareness level of the connection between air quality and health issues.
The challenge was to find a portable device to measure one aspect of air quality. I have chosen the Air Beam which measures the amount of small particles in the air (PPM 2.5). Small particles get in the bloodstream as we breath, they are too small to be stopped. They may cause breathing illness but also earth disease and cancer. There is also pollen which is a natural small particle.