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Research Publications in journals:
Empowering Citizens through Perceptual Sensing of Urban Environmental and Health Data Following a Participative Citizen Science Approach
Year:2019

Research Areas
  • Engineering

Information
Abstract
The growth of the urban population together with a high concentration of air pollution have important health impacts on citizens who are exposed to them, causing serious risks of the development and evolution of different chronic diseases. This paper presents the design and development of a novel participatory citizen science-based application and data ecosystem model. These developments are imperative and scientifically designed to gather and process perceptual sensing of urban, environmental, and health data. This data acquisition approach allows citizens to gather and generate environment- and health-related data through mobile devices. The sum of all citizens? data will continuously enrich and increase the volumes of data coming from the city sensors and sources across geographical locations. These scientifically generated data, coupled with data from the city sensors and sources, will enable specialized predictive analytic solutions to empower citizens with urban, environmental, and health recommendations, while enabling new data-driven policies. Although it is difficult for citizens to relate their personal behaviour to large-scale problems such as climate change, pollution, or public health, the developed ecosystem provides the necessary tools to enable a greener and healthier lifestyle, improve quality of life, and contribute towards a more sustainable local environment.
International
Si
JCR
Si
Title
Sensors
ISBN
1424-8220
Impact factor JCR
2,475
Impact info
Datos JCR del año 2017
Volume
19
Journal number
From page
2940 (1)
To page
2940 (19)
Month
JULIO
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Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Departamento: Tecnología Fotónica y Bioingeniería