Entries by Jonathan Steel

Mark Carney on addressing climate change systemically

Mark Carney, former governor of the Bank of England and now UN Special Envoy for Climate Change, said in an interview today on Radio 4 that there is an acceleration in recent months in the business world around a rethink of what society wants for the future. He described how central banks and the financial […]

AirSensa announced as a finalist in the EG Tech Awards

The EG Tech Awards today announced the finalists in the 2020 edition of the awards, and AirSensa is delighted to be a finalist in the ‘Wellbeing Technology’ category.   The EG Tech Awards ‘champion the tech and real estate stars, innovators and adopters who are embracing digital transformation as the sector is propelled head first into a […]

AirSensa doubling internal air quality pilot projects

The Covid pandemic has engendered a renewed focus on individual health; while we’ve all been in lockdown, this has applied particularly to the impact of air pollution inside our homes; it will also apply in our workplaces as we start to return to work.   In response, the AirSensa team is addressing the issue by accelerating […]

Public Health England fails to take air pollution into account in Covid-19 death analysis among ethnic minorities

Scientists call for apps to monitor symptoms and cross-relate to air pollution data – exactly what AirSensa’s new Covid-19 recovered patient app is designed for Public Health England (PHE) published a report today confirming the disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on people from ethnic minorities, but failed to mention air pollution as a factor.   As […]

Modelling – better with supercomputers, better still with real data

An interesting discussion on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme this morning, essentially noting that if it weren’t for the pandemic, we would all surely be talking about the weather. As Professor Liz Bentley (CEO of the Royal Meteorological Society) noted, the UK has had the wettest February since records began (in 1862), followed by the […]

AirSensa partner completes successful crowdfunding

We’d like to extend our congratulations to our partners Airhead for their successful Kickstarter crowdfunding raise.  Airhead is a cutting edge, British face mask company that’s combining best in class technology with great fashion to provide unique and compelling personal protection products.  Now that face masks are critically important in this Covid-19 world, this is […]

Easing the lockdown – and the importance of data

Boris Johnson last night announced that a new alert system will be put in place in England to track the coronavirus. The data that results from comprehensive monitoring will then be used to inform policy on further easing of the lockdown (or the opposite). As strong proponents of hyperlocal data from pervasive monitoring, we applaud […]

Should we reclassify air pollution as a pathogen?

Much media coverage in the past few days of how air pollution levels have dropped over Europe since the Coronavirus lockdowns came into place, and most recently in the UK (see the BBC coverage from yesterday) I know there isn’t much going on except for the virus at the moment, but really, does this classify […]