Competition for air pollution and health sensors – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. The NIH and the EPA are challenging the public to build a sensor that will help researchers, physicians and communities better understand how the environment and health are connected. Dr. David Balshaw at NIH explains the goal.
Balshaw: Can we develop a single package that's very wearable, very unobtrusive, takes advantage of the kind of modern technologies, the smart phones that we have to link what people are exposed to and how it affects their breathing or their heart rate, skin temperature conductants as they have a physiological response to their environment.
Narrator: Learn more about the My Air, My Health competition at www.challenge.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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