December 7, 2023

Atmotube PRO Wins Two Awards in the 2023 AIRLAB Microsensors Challenge

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We are thrilled to announce that Atmotube PRO has won two categories of the 2023 AIRLAB Microsensors Challenge: “Indoor Air (Monitoring, Awareness & Piloting)” and “Best Accuracy in VOC Sensors Priced Under 500 Euros”. This prestigious recognition was unveiled by Airparif and AIRLAB during an international event on November 23rd, 2023, held concurrently in Bangkok and Paris.

The AIRLAB Microsensors Challenge is organized by Airparif, the independent air quality observatory for the greater Paris region, and AIRLAB Solutions, its open innovation laboratory.

Since its inception in 2018, the Challenge has been instrumental in advancing the air quality monitoring field by providing an independent evaluation of microsensors under real-world conditions.

This year's evaluation was conducted over three and a half months from March to June 2023 and assessed sensors based on 23 subcriteria across five major areas: 

  • Accuracy
  • Utility
  • Usability
  • Portability/Form Factor
  • Cost. 

Atmotube PRO was tested in two categories: Indoor Air and Citizen Science. 

The indoor air testing, conducted in a new extension of the Airparif Metrology Laboratory in Paris, exposed the sensors to various environmental stimuli, including smoke from cigarettes and candles, incense, cleaning products, paint, and cooking emissions. This setup provided a robust platform for assessing the sensor's responsiveness and accuracy in a controlled environment.

For the Citizen Science category, volunteers carried the Atmotube PRO on their backpacks during their regular commutes over 15 days to evaluate the sensor's performance in everyday scenarios.

The 2023 AIRLAB Microsensors Challenge was made possible through the collaboration and support of the Clean Air Fund, the Agence Française de Développement (AFD), the French Ecological Transition Agency (ADEME), Bloomberg Philanthropies, the French Embassy in Thailand and the Alliance Française of Bangkok. It was carried out with the technical collaboration of the Asian Institute of Technology, Atmo Hauts-de-France, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, the Scientific and Technical Center for Building (CSTB) / Indoor Air Quality Observatory (OQAI), the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Material Science and Technology (EMPA), the Interprofessional Federation of Atmospheric Environment (FIMEA), the National Institute of Metrology Thailand (NIMT) and the World Meteorological Organisation.

For more information about the AIRLAB Microsensors Challenge results, please visit the interactive platform. Navigation filters enable searching for results across different categories.

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