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Array of Things: Urban Sensor Network

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Kind of like a fitness tracker for an entire city, the "Array of Things" project was designed to measure and track the general health of Chicago. High-tech sensors affixed to lampposts throughout the city will continuously record things like weather, pollution, air quality, noise levels, temperature, carbon dioxide, and possibly even pedestrian traffic. The data will be accessible to the public, in hopes that developers will create apps that can organize the figures into helpful systems, such as programs that alert users to icy roads or neighborhoods with especially high pollen levels on a given day.

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