cThings showcases technology at Future Takeover

In January cThings showcased our LoRa network at a three-day event in the Cambridgeshire town of St Neots. We installed sensors in various locations across the town to enable us to collect and display live data for the general public, visiting the event, to see.

We were invited by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority to participate in a three-day event that explored the long-term growth of St Neots and its creative sector through ambitious thinking.

Our role was to demonstrate that data can be easily collected, through low-cost, low voltage sensors for monitoring air pollution for a given location using our Flexi-Sensor.

The Flexi-Sensor is a highly adaptable product for monitoring, measuring and reporting the changes in our environment over a long-range, even deep inside dense structures. The device is easy to install and simple to use with no need for an external power source or wiring.

Once the sensors were in place and synced to a cloud service, we could begin collecting air pollution data to share with the public through our cThings dashboard — a geographic representation, overlayed with the relevant data. The response and questions from the public were excellent.

“It’s exciting to see live statistics of where the worst pollution in the town is”

“I’m fascinated by how much data you can gather from that small sensor and the way that data is then presented on your dashboard is very clever and insightful”