August 16, 2019
HKUST Institute for the Environment has recently launched a new smart city mobile app PRAISE-HK (Personalized Real-time Air-quality Informatics System for Exposure – Hong Kong) that helps users reduce their exposure to outdoor air pollution and will help build Hong Kong into a world-class smart and healthy city.
PRAISE-HK makes use of street-level air quality maps powered by world-leading technologies to provide real-time air quality analysis with over 90% accuracy as well as health risk information and air quality forecast for up to 48 hours. Users can access this useful information on the PRAISE-HK app and take the corresponding action, in particular, to avoid highly polluted areas and to reduce short-term exposure risks that make a huge difference for people who are sensitive to air pollution.
The PRAISE-HK app is developed by HKUST cross-disciplinary experts, the use of several important technologies ensures forecast accuracy. Prof. Alexis LAU of HKUST Division of Environment and Sustainability and PRAISE-HK Principal Investigator believes “we have entered the Artificial Intelligence era. We could and we should combine innovations and new technologies to solutions for a smarter and healthier living style.”
Download PRAISE-HK app now so that you and your family can improve health by reducing exposure to air pollutants.
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