Applications of Ubiquitous Sensor Network: Micro-Scale Air Quality Monitoring


  • Sangdong Lee Korea Institute of Science Technology Information (KISTI)
  • Sang Boem Lim Konkuk University


Air Pollution Monitoring, USN, AirScope, Mobile Application


The rise of densely populated societies in metropolitan areas has led to several forms of pollution, thereby leading to increasing health concerns. Among the various types of pollution, air pollution has become a crucial factor in the quality of life. Currently, the meteorological administration in Korea provides a regional scale of air quality index. However, this broad-based information is not relevant to local urban areas. We believe that air quality information about local environments such as homes, workplaces, and parks would be more relevant to people. We have developed a micro-scale air quality monitoring system called AirScope that covers local environments using a ubiquitous air quality sensor network. In this study, we focus on the applications of AirScope. We have developed AirScope as a general-purpose desktop PC application as well as a mobile application that can increase user mobility and provide real-time air quality information about the local user environment.


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