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Knowledge Applied

Mar 26, 2018

Imagine a health monitor for the city, but instead of measuring heart rate or daily steps, this device measures everything from air quality to vehicle traffic.

The idea may sound like science fiction, but it’s becoming a reality for cities like Chicago through the Array of Things project, a collaborative effort between scientists, universities, local government, and community members to collect real-time data on the city.

On this episode of Knowledge Applied, we visit with Charlie Carlett, one of the directors of the Array of Things Project, at his lab at Argonne National Laboratory to see how the sensors are designed, learn more about their sophisticated measuring capabilities, and discuss the future of “smart cities.”

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