CyclAir: A Bike Mounted Prototype for Real-Time Visualization of CO2 Levels While Cycling

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With the increased global focus on the environment, pollution, greenhouse gases, as well as carbon footprint, a multitude of initiatives have emerged in order to reduce air pollution and also increase awareness of air quality. In this paper, we developed CyclAir, a system enabling cyclists to monitor the traffic-related air pollution, measured in carbon dioxide (CO2) levels, both in real-time as well as retrospectively. Based on a first user study with seven test participants, we found that our participants were often confirmed about their preconceptions of the immediate CO2 level and air quality, but interestingly they were also sometimes surprised. 6 out of the 7 participants expressed willingness to change route choosing behavior when presented with new evidence about the air quality, even when this increased the route length.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2019 - 17th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, Proceedings
EditorsDavid Lamas, Fernando Loizides, Lennart Nacke, Helen Petrie, Marco Winckler, Panayiotis Zaphiris
Number of pages10
Publication date25 Aug 2019
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-29383-3
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-29384-0
Publication statusPublished - 25 Aug 2019
EventINTERACT 2019: The 17th IFIP TC.13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction - Paphos, Cyprus
Duration: 2 Sep 20196 Sep 2019
Conference number: 17


ConferenceINTERACT 2019
Internet address
SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science


  • Air quality measurement
  • CO2 sensing
  • Participatory Sensing in the Wild
  • Real-time CO2 visualization
  • Traffic based air pollution


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