Smartphone Accessory measuring air quality and UV light




A start-up called TZOA has developed an accessory for smartphones that can measure air quality and on that basis can make suggestions. The device also measures UV radiation and humidity.

The company is trying to get the same TZOA accessory on the market through financing with a Kickstarter campaign. According to its creators the device can track air quality by measuring how much harmful particles there are in the air. Also, the amount of pollen in the air is measured. On the basis of the measurements are given suggestions: so is recommended for example, to open a window when an indoor fireplace is turned on and there is too little ventilation.

Users can see from the map that the air quality in their neighborhood. For this, the data of other users TZOA be deployed. The map indicates where the best and the worst air quality.


In addition to measuring air quality measurement TZOA also UV light. Also, as will warn the user being exposed to too strong a radiation. Incidentally, the accessory also has sensors on board to measure humidity and temperature. TZOA can be connected to a smart phone, so that the measurements can be easily read out. The user will also receive notifications via smartphone. The connection is established via Bluetooth. There is support for Android and iOS.

The start-up claims to have spent the past year testing prototypes. The Kickstarter campaign, the company hopes to raise 110,000 Canadian dollars. That translates into about 77,000 euros. A TZOA costs as early bird about 95 euros, while required to be filed without the rebate around 105 euros. In August, the devices are supplied.

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