Jul 12, 2022

Smart Citizen

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First NameÓscar

Last NameGonzález Fernández


What is the name of your organization?Fab Lab Barcelona

What best describes the type of organisation that you are representing?Other

Type of organization – OtherNon profit educational center

Where are you based?Pujades 102,, Barcelona, Catalonia 08005, ES

Name of the new equipment
Smart Citizen Kit
Smart Citizen Kit
Number of devices used in your initiative
  • Innovative sensor : we have created the device


Measured parameter (you can select several)
  • PM1
  • PM2.5
  • PM10
  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Noise


PM1 – Unit
PM1 – Technology
Laser Scattering
PM1 – Range of measurement
PM1 – Service life
PM1 – Detection limit
0.3um (1ug/m3)
PM2.5 – Unit
PM2.5 – Technology
Laser Scattering
PM2.5 – Range of measurement
PM2.5 – Service life
PM2.5 – Detection limit
1.0um (1ug/m3)
PM10 – Unit
PM10 – Technology
Laser Scattering
PM10 – Range of measurement
PM10 – Service life
PM10 – Detection limit
2.5um (1ug/m3)
Temperature – Unit
Temperature- Technology
Temperature – Range of measurement
Temperature – Service life
Temperature – Detection limit
0.01ºC (resolution)
Humidity – Unit
Humidity – Technology
Humidity – Range of measurement
Humidity – Service life
Humidity – Detection limit
0.03% (resolution)
Noise – Unit
dB(A, C, Z)
Noise – Technology
MEMS microphone
Noise – Range of measurement
Noise – Service life
Noise – Detection limit
+/- 1dB (low sensitivity)
Specific questions
Other sensor included in the Smart Citizen Kit are:
– Barometric pressure (MEMS, units kPA, range from 20kPA to 110kPa, service life 2-5Y, detection limit 1kPa)
– Light intensity (MEMS, units lux, range from 0 to 65528lux, service life 2-5Y, detection limit 8 lux)
Communication type
  • Wifi


Energy type
  • Solar
  • Battery
  • Regular power plug


Temporal resolution
1 minute
Where are you measuring air quality ?
  • Both


Devices location
  • Other


Devices location – Other
Anywhere – the user decides
Level of expertise required to operate
Simple if you take time to read the documentation
What is the price per unit?
Any setup / Installation costs?
$5 (3D printing of enclosure, optional)
Are their maintenance costs?

What is the name of your initiative?Smart Citizen

How would you describe the main mission of your initiative?Measure/monitor air quality, Raise awareness/education, Commercialize air quality sensors

Please provide a short description of your initiative (What is being done? Who is participating? What are your main goals?) This text will appear on the main page.Smart Citizen empowers communities to better understand their environment by collecting, understanding, and sharing environmental data. It provides tools at different technical levels for raising awareness, and creating empowerment through environmental data. The Smart Citizen sensor portfolio aims to create a boilerplate for individuals and communities with different sensing expertise levels in a modular, expandable and intuitive way.

Who is your main audience?Citizen, Schools, Other

Audience – OtherUniversities and research institutions

How is this initiative funded?Other

Please provide an estimation of the total budget of the initiative (in €):100 000€ to 500 000€

How many participants (citizen scientists, volunteers, etc.) have been involved (approximately)?500 – 1000

Website that presents your initiativehttps://smartcitizen.me

Please upload a picture to illustrate your initiativehttps://integratingcities.eu/go-living-in/wp-content/uploads/sites/7/gravity_forms/1-5354894cf3cf050d1ea2e13c24ed0dad/2022/07/smartcitizen_logo.png

Are you using a platform for data visualisation?Yes, we have created our own

Add the public URL (if any)https://smartcitizen.me/kits

Is your platform open source?Yes

Are you providing open data?Yes

How is the data made accessible?Export (csv, geojson..), API

How is the data made accessible? – OtherInternal project at Fab Lab Barcelona (IAAC)

If any, what qualitative or quantitative indicators (e.g., AQI, alerts…) are you calculating?Data is left as is, and only alerts are for user to know if the device has stopped publishing (low battery or no connection)

How frequently is the data refreshed in the data platform?5 minutes

How long does it take before the newest data is available on your platform?Inmediately for data that doesn’t need processing. Processed data is available after 1 hour

Do you give access to historical data?Yes

If possible, please share a link to your data privacy policy:Yes, email is used only for user creation, but no other uses nor data is collected (https://smartcitizen.me/policy)

What type of data visualisation do you provide?Statistics / Indicators / Charts, Map

Data visualization – OtherOpen source data analysis package (coding skills required)

Would you like to share with us any additional information? (Max 300 words)Technical barriers, purpose, sense of community, data reliability.

Onboarding Communities to the IoT.
Research and development of sensors and data processing flows.

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