CleanSpace

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If you could see what you’re breathing in, you’d want to do something about it. Now you can.

They did it!


On 27th Oct 2015 we successfully raised

£103,136

of £100,000 target
with

372 backers

in

28 days


Project Aim: To spark a major jump in awareness and action on air pollution in our cities, through revolutionary technology and better data.

“CleanSpace is a real game-changer in the fight to clean up the air we breathe.” – Dr Penny Woods, Chief Executive, British Lung Foundation

The CleanSpace Tag is a portable air pollution sensor that enables you to track your personal pollution exposure and what you are actually breathing in, in real-time. The air quality data is then anonymised, aggregated and combined with data from all the other Tags across the UK.

As people begin using the CleanSpace Tag on a mass scale, it will build a more granular, crowd-sourced live map of air pollution, firstly across the UK and then around the world.

Knowledge and people-power are the best ways to fight global problems. The more Tags, the better the data, the better the understanding of the problem, the better the quality of the solution.  It’s as simple as that.

CleanSpace Tag Design:

  • Small and light: 66.5 x 131.5 x 9.5 mm and only 51 grams – take it anywhere!
  • Packed with a carbon monoxide sensor, Bluetooth radio, data processing and memory – all powered by Freevolt™ technology.

 

How it works

  • Connects to your phone via Bluetooth
  • Sends carbon monoxide levels to the CleanSpace app
  • Gives you a very personal view of your exposure to pollution; so you can choose cleaner routes to travel.
  • Tag data collected is then anonymised and sent to the cloud – to build a detailed map of air pollution for everyone using CleanSpace.

 

 

CleanSpace Tag powered by Freevolt™: a world first. A personal air pollution sensor powered by radio waves.

Plus, with our Freevolt technology, you will never need to charge your Tag or change its battery because it harvests energy from 2G, 3G, 4G and WiFi signals. That’s a world first (after a lot of hard work, it feels really good to write that sentence!).

You can keep the Tag anywhere you like, in your handbag, a jacket pocket, in your rucksack or even in your child’s buggy – as long as it isn’t in an airtight bag the Tag can pick up what’s in the air and the app will help you avoid the nasty stuff!

 

DIFFERENT WAYS TO PLEDGE

The grey bar on the right hand side of the page lists out the ways in which you can join the CleanSpace movement for cleaner air.

Here are the three most popular ways to get involved:

£60 - ONE CLEANSPACE TAG

Join the movement for clean air with your own CleanSpace Tag.

Start contributing to better knowledge and cleaner air, for you and your city.

For every CleanSpace Tag, we’ll donate £5 to one of our charity partners

£275 - CLEANSPACE TRIBE

Start your own CleanSpace tribe with 5 CleanSpace Tags and arm your family, friends or colleagues with up-to-date local air quality information.

If you’re part of a cyclists club, a running group or a neighbourhood community concerned about air quality in your area, this is the package for you.

£2,750+ - CLEAN BUSINESS PLEDGE

Get 50 CleanSpace Tags and put your company at the forefront of the movement to improve the air we breathe.

Your company will receive acknowledgement on the CleanSpace website and social media channels as an official CleanSpace partner

 

CleanSpace is a movement to improve the air we breathe

We launched CleanSpace in September 2015 (you can read about us here). The movement is brought to you by an experienced London-based team with a proven track record of innovation in science and technology, and we want to work with everyone to create a cleaner world. 

Now, after months of development and countless litres of coffee, it’s been amazing to see thousands of people do their bit for a world with cleaner air by making clean travel choices. People all across the UK have downloaded the CleanSpace app and are earning CleanMiles when they travel by foot or by bike and redeeming them for deals and rewards with our high street and online partners. 

But, this is just the beginning. 

If everyone joins the movement with us, we can start to see a real impact on air pollution levels nationwide and on our health. And we hope it can continue across the rest of the world, too. 

 

Support the movement with your own CleanSpace Tag

The CleanSpace Tag is a portable air pollution sensor that enables you to track your personal pollution exposure and what you are actually breathing in, in real-time. Once you have a CleanSpace Tag, it will connect to your phone via Bluetooth Smart (BLE) and send the carbon monoxide levels you are breathing to your CleanSpace app – giving you a very personal view of your exposure to pollution and alternative cleaner routes to travel.

That data is also then anonymised and sent to the cloud, and this crowd sourced data is used to improve our air pollution models and make them more detailed for everyone using CleanSpace.

Plus, with our Freevolt technology, you will never need to charge your Tag or change its battery. That’s a world first.

You can keep the Tag anywhere you like, in your handbag, a jacket pocket, in your rucksack or even in your child’s buggy – as long as it isn’t in an airtight bag the Tag can pick up what’s in the air and the app will help you avoid the nasty stuff!

“We are proud to be a CleanSpace partner at the launch of this innovative new movement.” – Steve Gray, Chief Executive Officer, Earthwatch Europe

 

The sooner we can see what’s really going on, the sooner we can do something about it…

The pollution data currently displayed in our app comes from a network of static air pollution sensors installed around the UK.

Because each sensor covers a large geographical area, it doesn’t always show you the real picture and often understates the level of pollution we are exposed to in our daily lives.

That’s why we’ve created this revolutionary device – the CleanSpace Tag.

The CleanSpace Tag is a portable air pollution sensor that enables you to track your personal pollution exposure (carbon monoxide, to be specific) in real time. Not only that, we can update the device so that pollution levels can be monitored globally.

But that’s only half of it. The really amazing thing about the Tag is that it is recharged wirelessly by harvesting energy from 2G and WiFi signals. It is the first commercial product with our Freevolt technology, which can harvest energy from 2G, 3G, 4G and WiFi signals.

A Tag not only makes your CleanSpace app more accurate (providing hyper-local pollution data so you can choose cleaner routes) but also makes everyone’s experience of CleanSpace better. If we get enough Tags out there, we’ll be able to build the most detailed map of air pollution ever and use that data to affect real change in the world.

 

Why Pledge?

  1. You'll be one of the first people in the UK to receive a CleanSpace Tag.
  2. A CleanSpace Tag = Up to the minute air quality information allowing you to make clean travel choices.
  3. Pledge for multiple CleanSpace Tags and arm your friends, family, company, school or local community project. 
  4. Donate to one of our chosen charity partners all working to improve UK air quality.

Pledge to CleanSpace and join the thousands of people already doing their bit for a world with cleaner air.   

 

“This is about promoting small simple steps we can all make to help improve air quality, protect ourselves from pollutants and indeed breathe better together.”  – Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, Breath Better Campaign

More about the CleanSpace app:

Available on the App Store and on Google Play, CleanSpace shows you the air pollution in your area and rewards you for travelling by foot or by bike with CleanMiles you can redeem for experiences, offers and rewards from our high street and online partners.

 

“It’s time we all began making smarter travel choices and the CleanSpace app helps us do this.” – Sustrans

 

  

More about the Tag:

The CleanSpace Tag is born out of motor-racing technology and brought to you by a team of scientists led by Drayson Technologies.

Unlike existing public pollution data drawn from a small number of fixed sensors that aggregate data across a wide area, your CleanSpace Tag syncs with your phone to track your pollution exposure on a moment by moment basis and because it never needs to be recharged (did we mention that?) you will always know what you’re breathing in…

We’ve already gone through several versions of the Tag and it is in mass production, but we need your help to get Tags in hands. The more the better – both for helping you achieve your clean travel goals, and for building a clearer picture of air pollution in the UK and the world, so we can all do something about it.

 

Our Charity Partners

Sustrans: http://www.sustrans.org.uk/ 

British Lung Foundation: https://www.blf.org.uk 

EarthWatch: http://eu.earthwatch.org/ 

CleanSpace social media 

Follow us at @CleanSpace

Like us at facebook.com/ourcleanspace

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