This project was a lot of fun. The brief we were faced with was very open, create a piece of wearable technology that either provides a practical solution to a real world problem or simply create something beautiful. Being a practical thinker I set out to create a device that offers a solution to a real world problem.
The problem I selected was air pollution; living in a dense city such as Wellington you can’t help being exposed to exhaust fumes and other hazardous gases in the air. FreeBreathe actively monitors the surrounding air quality of the wearer, in clean air FreeBreathe glows green and when hazardous air is detected it turns blue to warn the wearer to get out of the area.
FreeBreathe is powered by an Arduino LilyPad and uses an Adafruit MiCS-5524 Gas Sensor to monitor the surrounding air quality.
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