Competition for air pollution and health sensors – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. A competition is under way to create a personal sensor system that measures air pollution and the body’s response.
Balshaw: The first phase is a proposal.
Narrator: Dr. David Balshaw at NIH explains competitors will propose designs for sensors that can be easily worn or carried. Four people who submit winning plans in the My Air, My Health competition will get money.
Balshaw: Each of those individuals gets $15,000
Narrator: One of those four can then win $100,000 if their plan is successful. The goal is to help researchers, communities, and physicians better understand the connection between air quality and health. For details, visit 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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