name of the application

Air Quality Egg


author(s), year


short description of the application (one-two sentences)

A community-led air quality sensing network that gives people a way to participate in the conversation about air quality. Air Quality Eggs are added to the network by participants,


status of deployment (for example: real-life project, testing, demonstration,…)


target population

general, public transportation, users, car drivers, truck drivers, children, cyclists,…

general public

software type

open-source (in order to make unique campaigns) or proprietary software

proprietary software

mode of operation

stationary, portable, wearable, …

stationary, indoor


who can launch a campaign

every individual can buy an air quality egg and join the community

air quality sensing technologies

which type of sensors or methodes are used to obtain air quality measurements. “Direct” methods refer to devoted sensing devices bought and used by the costumer, “indirect” methods to data collection methods from offial air quality networks

gas sensors (CO and NO2)

other sensing technologies

for example meteorological data, positioning data, …

temperature and humidity sensors

quantitative: what kind of data is measured

speed, distance, noise, location,…

“CO concentration
NO2 concentration,

what type of qualitative data is gathered


what kind of data is calculated

CO², cost, health, … / What is the basis of calculation (e.g. reference database, European guidelines for external costs, etc.)


reporting method

which reporting method is used (for example: website or directly on the smartphone’s app, heat maps, dashboard, and/or reports)

website (collective), SMS alerts (personal)


method of reporting (visualisation) of the collected data (qualitative representation can be a red or a green light, a text explaining the progress, while quantitative representation consists of numbers or statistics

real-time measurements, graphs, maps


self-monitoring, gamification, rewards, social networks,…

self monitoring

applicability of results

are the results useable for policy-makers and how can they obtain this information?

the webpage can be consulted,usefulness for policy probably limited (poor quality of air pollution data)


gaps and limitations of the campaign or application

interpretability of results from gas sensing, no coordination about egg deployment, huge variety in circumstances (indoor/outdoor) limits the interpretability of the data, sensor quality / validation


other important remarks for the review, links to other projects,


quantitative data source

air quality measurements with own device (direct) OR air quality data from official stations or other installed air quality networks (indirect) OR both


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