AirCasting is an open-source, end-to-end solution for collecting, displaying, and sharing health and environmental data using your smartphone. The platform consists of wearable sensors that detect changes in your environment and physiology, including a palm-sized air quality monitor called the AirBeam, the AirCasting Android app, the AirCasting website, and wearable LED accessories. By documenting and leveraging health and environmental data to inform personal decision-making and public policy, the AirCasting platform empowers citizen scientists and changemakers.
Using the AirCasting Android app, AirCasters can record, map, and share:
(o) Sound levels recorded by their phone microphone;
(o) Temperature, humidity, and fine particulate matter (PM2.5) concentrations recorded by the Arduino-powered AirBeam;
(o) Temperature, humidity, CO and NO2 gas concentrations recorded by the Arduino-powered AirCasting Air Monitor;
(o) Heart rate, heart rate variability, R to R, breathing rate, activity level, peak acceleration, and core temperature measurements recorded by the Zephyr BioHarness 3; and
(o) Heart rate measurements recorded by the Zephyr HxM.
Using AirCasting Luminescence, these sensor streams can also be represented using LED lights.
REPORT NOISE POLLUTION
To start recording, mapping, and sharing sound level data for your neighborhood, simply download the AirCasting app to your Android device and press record.
MONITOR AIR QUALITY
Want to record Air Quality data? Buy an AirBeam, download the AirCasting Air Monitor DIY guide, or build your own monitor and connect it to the AirCasting platform.
MONITOR YOUR HEART RATE
Connect the Zephyr HxM heart rate monitor to the AirCasting app and measure how your heart rate responds to your activity level, location, and exposure to noise and air pollution.
MONITOR YOUR HEART, BREATHING & ACTIVITY
Connect the Zephyr BioHarness 3 to the AirCasting app to monitor your heart rate, heart rate variability, R to R, breathing rate, activity level, peak acceleration, and core temperature.
AirCasting Luminescent Accessories connect to the AirCasting app over Bluetooth to illuminate LEDs in response to the sensor measurements received by the AirCasting app: green for low intensity, then yellow, then orange, and red for high intensity. To date we’ve released designs for two Luminescent Accessories: the AirCasting Luminescent Vest and the LiteBeam.
AIRCASTING IS OPEN SOURCE
AirCasting is an open source project. You can access the code repositories for the AirCasting Android app and the AirCasting web app through GitHub.
AIRCASTING IS A HABITATMAP PROJECT
HabitatMap is a non-profit environmental health justice organization whose goal is to raise awareness about the impact the environment has on human health. We build tools to support grassroots environmental organizing, including HabitatMap.org - our community mapping platform - and AirCasting.