News from AtmoTrack, winner of the ASCA® Challenge 2020 – Internet of Things
Last year, ASCA announced the winner of the ASCA® Challenge 2020 – Internet of Things, an international competition for innovation, with the aim of identifying the best innovations for tomorrow using ASCA® organic photovoltaic film as an Energy Harvesting technology to replace batteries in IoT solutions.
The jury awarded the first prize to the French innovators AtmoTrack for their micro-sensor which measures hyper-local air quality data in real-time. AtmoTrack supports governments, communities and companies in their decision-making and action plans, to limit pollution and its impact on the environment and the health of the population.
Fully aware of the environmental challenges it faces, the company wishes to develop solutions that combine performance with low environmental impact. ASCA® solutions not only make the sensor energy self-sufficient, but also meet these requirements perfectly. In fact, they contain neither rare nor toxic metals are 100% recyclable and are the result of a low-carbon process.
The winner was awarded, among other things, coaching by ASCA experts in prototype development. A prototype has recently been created as a result of close collaboration between ASCA and AtmoTrack’s technical teams. Step by step, they worked out a bespoke solution, adapted to the specificities of the project: definition of the specifications, energy sizing, design of the module, development of the electronic system and energy management, mechanical integration.
“For AtmoTrack, measuring air quality is a natural part of an ecological and responsible approach. The ASCA® technology, combined with virtuous manufacturing processes and local production, seems essential for creating an autonomous solution while respecting environmental commitments.” Dorian Leblond, Mechanical Design Engineer, AtmoTrack
“Thanks to the common values of our two companies and the involvement of our teams, the first energy-independent air quality sensor has been created. We are proud to have taken part in creating this prototype.” John Fiske, Business Development Manager ASCA
The next step will be to test the product in real-life conditions and ensure that it meets users' expectations before considering the industrial production stage.