application

name of the application

AQHI Canada

reference

author(s), year

description

short description of the application (one-two sentences)

Stay informed on outdoor air quality conditions, plan your outdoor activities, and manage exposure to outdoor air pollution. The Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) Canada app informs users of the level of health risk associated with local outdoor air quality. The app provides hourly AQHI readings and daily forecasts for all AQHI communities across Canada.

deployment

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

real-life

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, …

mobile application, data from official stations

coordination

who can launch a campaign

everyone

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

data from official monitoring stations

other sensing technologies

for example meteorological data, positioning data, …

none

quantitative: what kind of data is measured

speed, distance, noise, location,…

location, data from official stations

what type of qualitative data is gathered

none

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.)

air quality health index

reporting method

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

mobile application

visualisations

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

map of AQHI (colour coded), real-time and future projections of AQHI, tips to reduce pollution, health info for general public and sensitive groups, use GPS data to bring you to the nearest monitoring  station

incentives

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

self-minitoring

applicability of results

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

data from official stations are used for policy, unknown whether information about the use of the app is further exploited

limitations

gaps and limitations of the campaign or application

no documentation on how the AQHI is calculated

remarks

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

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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

indirect

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