We’re excited to announce our major step towards putting clean-air info into the hands of all with the release of Flow 2. The next-gen version of our first Flow personal pollution sensor boasts a bold interpretation of the iconic, original design—including a striking graphite grey finish, upgraded silicon strap, and some serious smog-sensing upgrades. We’re […]

We hit the streets and did the math to find out what you’re exposed to—with and without a mask. The Plume Labs community spends a lot of time on two wheels—biking to and from work (and school), training hard, or simply for the joy of riding. Naturally, we get a lot of cycling related questions.  […]

Last week saw some incredible action in the fight against climate change—from the UN Climate Action Summit and continuing on to the Global Climate Strike. All the while, the battle for clean air continues with many cities around the world rethinking transportation in and around neighbourhoods. Reducing or eliminating traffic and combustion engines in the […]

Every now and then we get to hear from our community members with truly amazing stories and  Dr. Jonathan Tan fits the description. He’s a practicing pediatric anesthesiologist at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and conducts research that leverages informatics and geospatial information to improve access to care and outcomes for children.  This year, he […]

Back in June of this year we announced a major, first-of-its-kind step forward for air quality monitoring: Hour-by-hour, street-by-street air quality maps of major urban areas! In the blog post detailing what these are and how they work, we also mentioned more were coming your way soon. Well, coming your way they are! We’ve recently […]

Imagine if you could see the air, mapped out in front of you, street by street, neighborhood by neighborhood. You could map your way to work based on the freshest air or compare pollution levels at playgrounds before you leave the house. This has been our collective dream since the beginning—and the dream is now […]

Get instant insight into you personal air pollution exposure with Flow, a companion to explain what’s in you air, anywhere!  Major update adds the first street-level pollution maps in a few cities and new ways to work with your data—in app and out!  “A map is the greatest of all epic poems. Its lines and […]

The short version: Flow is an air quality monitor for the rest of us. It was designed to take pollution measurement out of the lab and into the public’s hands. Given the technical constraints this mission adds to the design of such a device, Flow is best-in-class for accuracy and reliability over time. In scientific […]

Now that we are heading into summer, we thought we’d check in on how the spring cleaning went—and what kind of difference our community members are finding between their indoor and outdoor air quality. How we did it To do this experiment, we analysed 70 000 sets of continuous measures (6 millions individual data points) […]

The house lights go down, a hush falls over the audience, and a single beam of light traces a path through the theatre. If you’ve ever been to a show, a concert or play, local to Broadway, you‘ve probably seen the laser beam of lights adding to the drama. Photo by anna-m. w. from Pexels […]