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About the company
Startup or self-employed
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001, India
Madhusudhan Anand, Akshay Joshi, Jaideep Singh Bachher
Sustainable cities and communities
Saving the world from pollution, one byte of data at a time.
You breathe over 20,000 times a day – that’s 3000 gallons or 11000 litres. How clean is that air? Pollution causes cancer, asthma, bronchitis, and even genetic mutations. 33% increase in cancer. 1650 children die every day. 1 in 2 Americans live in dangerously polluted air. Ambee uses data to tell you when the air is bad. With this data, individuals, organisations and governments can tackle the effects of pollution directly.
An air pollution data analytics company that creates pollution heatmaps of cities using portable sensors and purifiers.
Air pollution is currently one of the world’s largest killers – 9 million deaths a year, of which 30% occur in India, 1700 children (0-5y) die every day (UNICEF). The very act of living in New Delhi reduces a person’s life expectancy by 10 years (UChicago, 2017), and children there have half the lung capacity of a Western city. Delhi is not alone, with 13 of the world’s 20 most polluted cities in India. The problem of pollution, however, is not restricted to India or even developing nations. Most Western countries are focused on improving the health and wellness of their residents, and mandate clean air legislations. Simple increases in pollution have drastic effects on health – a 10 count increase, negligible on a daily level, leads to a near 30% increase in cancer incidences in the long term. Ambee is focussed on gathering large-scale air pollution and user history data sets. Ambee is currently mapping the Indian cities of Bangalore and Hyderabad through its smart IoT (Internet of Things) devices that monitor pollution. These devices are being fitted to open tuk-tuk vehicles, motorcycles used for deliveries, and rental cars that traverse the city, allowing fast data collection and comparison. This enables Ambee algorithms to collect large amounts of real time data and further refine and enhance prediction abilities. The end user can access live pollution heatmaps on their mobile device, as well as predictive advice, alerts and tailor their schedules to avoid pollution. A simple change in route, with comparable distances involved, shows a reduction of up to 70% pollution faced by a rider or jogger. Going forward, large-scale pollution data is slated to become immensely valuable. Given the increased interest in health and wellness world over, air quality databases are slated to play a major role in understanding and planning, right from the individual to policy levels. Ambee is already engaged in negotiations with regional and international administrations as well as corporates to provide monitoring and data mapping services. In addition to the data models, Ambee is engaged in developing proprietary hardware solutions as follows: 1. The Ambee sensor is a small ultraportable pollution sensor. It is IoT enabled, and has onboard memory to store data when not connected. The sensor feeds pollution data into the Ambee network, and is also available for sale. 2. The Ambee air purifier is currently the smallest and smartest air purifier in the world. It is the size of a coffee mug and has wire-free, go-anywhere capability. With a rechargeable battery, it creates a bubble of clean, HEPA-grade pure air around the user for over 8 hours on a single charge. Equipped with the Ambee sensor internally, the purifier is also capable of autonomous operation, and continuously sends data to the Ambee servers. Air flow and CADR have been tested to be significantly higher than current market solutions for spaces such as cars. We strongly believe that our solutions can have a long lasting impact on both individuals and societies and that this is the need of the hour.
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Sector of application
Urban infrastructure innovation, Public space management