Updated: Mar 10
PULSSENSE. is a Portable personal pollution detector that help you prevent more people from having cardiovascular diseases.
Whether you live in a city where smog forecasts are routine or in a less populated place, tiny pollution particles in the air can lead to big problems for your heart. Acute short-term effects of air pollution tend to strike people with low immune. Short-term exposure can increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, arrhythmias and heart failure.
“Breathing in this stuff all the time, they seem to have increased problems,” he said. The risk of death is greater from long-term exposure. Current science suggests air pollution facilitates atherosclerosis development and progression. It also play a role in high blood pressure, heart failure and diabetes.
Main 5 elements that contributes to air pollution: ozone, particulate matter, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, and nitrous oxide.
At the moment, People have been getting rough readings from the local weather stations through the tv weather report, or the internet to find out roughly where the pollution is. However, we won't know the pollution level exactly at any street or corner of the city. Therefore, I thought it is quite important for people to know about it because, for example someone is sitting in the main library in George square for 24h doing their school work, they wouldn't know whether at that time and spot whether there are any pollution that they are constantly breathing in without realisation. Simple incidents such as smokers who just finished smoking outside, passing by your seat could contribute to pollution depending on the distance they are to you. One of the ways to know this is through detecting the air quality and also your heartbeat.
Hence, it is essential to have a portable product that allows you to have personal access on and can take anywhere to use as a form of precaution for your health and well being.