When rituals prove to be a health hazard then it is good to reconsider them. Such as fireworks during Newyear's eve.
Our value driven cooperation AiREAS was rewarded the first price in the category "partners" in the European region for the VINCI Innovation Awards. Co-founder Marco van Lochem was in Frankfurt to receive the honours and price.
Breda is the third town in the Netherlands to use the AiREAS air quality measurement equipment and second town (after Eindhoven) to work in the multidisciplinary cocreation format.
Today the backpack project started in Eindhoven, a joint exercise between TNO, IRAS and AiREAS. People measure their exposure to air pollution during their daily lifestyle and routines.
An evening session on persuasive technologies at STIR Academy proved to be highly inspiration for AiREAS initiatives and partnerships that use technology to persuade policy makers and citizens to develop their own "healthy city" eco system.
The global issues of air quality and pollution are become more visible through social media and open data development. They form increasingly a source for inspiration and new value driven propositions at universities and Hackathons.
The proof of principle for health check, e-Health lifestyle research in relation to the local air quality and innovative drive, has started in Eindhoven with a testgroup of 30 people. Here is an impression.