A New Generation Air Pollution Alert System: Integrating Air Quality Models and Location-Aware Mobile Devices
International Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Analysis
Volume 1, Issue 1, February 2013, Pages: 21-26
Received: Feb. 5, 2013; Published: Feb. 20, 2013
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Authors
Nuri Yilmazer, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Kingsville, Texas, USA
Kuo-Jen Liao, Environmental Engineering Department, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Kingsville, Texas, USA
Young Lee, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Kingsville, Texas, USA
Juan Mora, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Kingsville, Texas, USA
William Webb, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Kingsville, Texas, USA
Remzi Seker, Electrical, Computer, Software & Systems Engineering, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL,USA
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Abstract
This paper introduces a new real-time air pollution alert system using mobile devices. Through the location awareness capability of mobile devices, Android- and iOS-based apps are developed to inform the public residing in the vicinity of air pollution areas. The apps have shown to be working successfully sending push notifications as well as a regional map to convey the air pollution information to users. The apps and real-time air pollution alert system can also be extended for other natural environmental disasters such as hurricanes, flooding, and wildfires and man-made disasters such as chemical spills.
Keywords
Real-time alert system; location aware systems; Smart Phones; Air Quality; Air Pollution Alert System
To cite this article
Nuri Yilmazer, Kuo-Jen Liao, Young Lee, Juan Mora, William Webb, Remzi Seker, A New Generation Air Pollution Alert System: Integrating Air Quality Models and Location-Aware Mobile Devices, International Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Analysis. Vol. 1, No. 1, 2013, pp. 21-26. doi: 10.11648/j.ijema.20130101.13
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