Jul 12, 2022

Smart Citizen

First Name
Óscar
Last Name
González Fernández
Email
oscar@smartcitizen.me
What is the name of your organization?
Fab Lab Barcelona
Website/URL
https://fablabbcn.org
What best describes the type of organization that you are representing?
Other
Type of organization – Other
Non profit educational center
Where are you based?
Pujades 102,
Barcelona, Catalonia 08005
Spain
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How would you describe your organization missions?
  • Measure/monitor air quality
  • Raise awareness/education
  • Commercialize air quality sensors

 

What is the name of your initiative?
Smart Citizen
Please provide a short description of your initiative?
Smart Citizen empowers communities to better understand their environment by collecting, understanding, and sharing environmental data. It provides tools at different technical levels for raising awareness, and creating empowerment through environmental data. The Smart Citizen sensor portfolio aims to create a boilerplate for individuals and communities with different sensing expertise levels in a modular, expandable and intuitive way.
Who is your main audience?
  • Citizen
  • Schools
  • Other

 

Audience – Other
Universities and research institutions
What is the context of the initiative creation?
  • Other

 

Context – Other
Internal project at Fab Lab Barcelona (IAAC)
How much budget does this initiative represent?
100 000€ to 500 000€
What is the duration of your program?
More than a year
How many participants are involved?
500 – 1000
Website that presents your initiative
https://smartcitizen.me
Please upload a picture to illustrate your initiative

 

Equipment description
Name of the new equipment
Smart Citizen Kit
Brand
Smart Citizen Kit
Number of devices used in your initiative
3,000
Origin
  • Innovative sensor : we have created the device

 

Measured parameter (you can select several)
  • PM1
  • PM2.5
  • PM10
  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Noise

 

PM1
PM1 – Unit
ug/m3
PM1 – Technology
Laser Scattering
PM1 – Range of measurement
0-500
PM1 – Service life
3Y
PM1 – Detection limit
0.3um (1ug/m3)
PM2.5
PM2.5 – Unit
ug/m3
PM2.5 – Technology
Laser Scattering
PM2.5 – Range of measurement
0-500
PM2.5 – Service life
3Y
PM2.5 – Detection limit
1.0um (1ug/m3)
PM10
PM10 – Unit
ug/m3
PM10 – Technology
Laser Scattering
PM10 – Range of measurement
0-500
PM10 – Service life
3Y
PM10 – Detection limit
2.5um (1ug/m3)
Temperature
Temperature – Unit
ºC
Temperature- Technology
MEMS
Temperature – Range of measurement
-40-125ºC
Temperature – Service life
2-5Y
Temperature – Detection limit
0.01ºC (resolution)
Humidity
Humidity – Unit
%RH
Humidity – Technology
MEMS
Humidity – Range of measurement
0-100%RH
Humidity – Service life
2-5Y
Humidity – Detection limit
0.03% (resolution)
Noise
Noise – Unit
dB(A, C, Z)
Noise – Technology
MEMS microphone
Noise – Range of measurement
30-116dB
Noise – Service life
2-5Y
Noise – Detection limit
+/- 1dB (low sensitivity)
Specific questions
Other sensor included in the Smart Citizen Kit are:
– Barometric pressure (MEMS, units kPA, range from 20kPA to 110kPa, service life 2-5Y, detection limit 1kPa)
– Light intensity (MEMS, units lux, range from 0 to 65528lux, service life 2-5Y, detection limit 8 lux)
Communication type
  • Wifi

 

Energy type
  • Solar
  • Battery
  • Regular power plug

 

Temporal resolution
1 minute
Where are you measuring air quality ?
  • Both

 

Devices location
  • Other

 

Devices location – Other
Anywhere – the user decides
Level of expertise required to operate
Simple if you take time to read the documentation
What is the price per unit?
$100
Any setup / Installation costs?
$5 (3D printing of enclosure, optional)
Are their maintenance costs?
0

 

Are you using a platform for data visualisation?
Yes, we have created our own
Add the public URL (if any)
https://smartcitizen.me/kits
Is your platform open source?
Yes
What are the related costs? (Subscription if any, development costs…)
0
Are you providing open data?
Yes
How is the data made accessible?
  • Export (csv, geojson..)
  • API

 

If any, what indicators (e.g., AQI, alerts…) are you calculating?
Data is left as is, and only alerts are for user to know if the device has stopped publishing (low battery or no connection)
How frequently is the data refreshed?
5 minutes
How long does it take before the newest data is available on your platform?
Inmediately for data that doesn’t need processing. Processed data is available after 1 hour
Do you give access to historical data?
Yes
Have you considered GDPR regulation and if so, how?
Yes, email is used only for user creation, but no other uses nor data is collected (https://smartcitizen.me/policy)
What type of data visualization do you provide?
  • Statistics / Indicators / Charts
  • Map
  • Other

 

Data visualization – Other
Open source data analysis package (coding skills required)
Would you like to share with us any additional information?
Technical barriers, purpose, sense of community, data reliability.Onboarding Communities to the IoT.
Research and development of sensors and data processing flows.

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