WHAT does the project do?
Sensing London has created five “living laboratories” across London, where sensors measure a range of physical parameters, including air quality and human activity. Its team of expert data scientists analyse this information, teasing out vital insights to assess the impact that cities themselves have on human health and understand how people use infrastructures.
WHERE is the project?
Sensing London has installed sensors at sites including Hyde Park, Brixton, Enfield, Elephant and Castle and Tower Bridge.
WHO is delivering the project?
The Future Cities Catapult is working with Intel Collaborative Research Institute (which includes Intel Laboratories, UCL and Imperial College), The Royal Parks, London Borough of Enfield, ScienceScope and City Insights to collect and use the data.
WHEN is the project being delivered?
Sensing London has already installed sensors across five London sites and is now working with the public to understand how the sensors can integrate better into city surroundings. In the future, a far larger network will be created, to include everything from simple, affordable sensors on street corners to the most accurate devices in the country.
WHY is this project good for London?
With the data gathered, the partners plan to develop new solutions to problems that are really affecting London. That could include anything from apps that tell asthmatics how to navigate the city with minimum exposure to air pollution, through new business models that allow our green spaces to prosper in the face of uncertain funding, to providing evidence to justify the business cases for new technologies to improve human health.