China suffers from hazardous air pollution, but most purifiers cost thousands of RMB–a price that prevents many people from protecting their lungs. In his talk, Thomas will share the story of how he used open data and citizen science to show that purifiers can be affordable. Thomas’s tests led to Smart Air, a social enterprise that has shipped low-cost purifiers to over 20,000 people all over China.
Past Faculty Workshop•Apr 12, 2016
Thomas Talhelm, UChicago
How I used open data to make air purifiers at 1% the cost of the market leading machine and fight air pollution in China