GreenMite team, made up by ETSEUV students, has been given in Munich (Germany) the ADI WE University Design Challenge Award. This technological project contest is promoted by the entities Analog Devices and Würth Elektronik. It is coordinated by José Torres, an ETSE-UV professor.
GreenMite is formed by Adrián Suárez, Sebastián Mirasol, Víctor Martínez and Gustavo Pérez. They are students of the IEEE Student Branch of the Universitat de València (IEEEsbUV)
The award was given at the headquarters of Würth Elektronik eiSos by Uwe Bröckelmann and Alexander Gerfer. They are the director of EMEA Analog Devices and chief executive officer Würth Elektronik eiSos, respectively.
GreenMite’s project has won in the field of monitoring environmental parameters. It consists in a group of devices that are placed all around the city to collect atmospheric information. Then, they send it to a central server so it can be processed.
Every year we hear an increasing number of news related to air quality problems in urban landscapes. This is just the beginning. Urban landscapes have experienced an exponential growth since 1950s, so this problem is becoming more and more common. Therefore, students decided to use technology to help the citizens to know the levels of pollution in their cities.
They were inspired by the recent cases reported in Madrid (2016) and Barcelona (2017), where authorities had to reduce the limit of speed and restrict the traffic to curb the emissions. These policies are many times random and its efficiency is not proved. This project could help to evaluate the effects of such measures and act in real time.