Breathe Easy was made as part of an exhibition for University called Digital Hallway.
It was designed as a way to check the air quality at a glance. By using a soft pulsing light which mimics breathing Breathe Easy is unassuming and discrete. It’s designed to be mounted on a wall and as the air quality decreases the rate of breathing (pulsing light) increases, representing a shortness of breath.
Although it has many practical uses, this project is mainly educational and is designed to make you stop and think about pollution. The project itself pulls data from a twitter feed in china which gives live air pollution updates. This data is pulled from twitter and is then parsed using php. An arduino then checks this data and depending on the value it adjusts the rate of pulsing.