Did you know that air pollution not only damages the respiratory system but also increases the risk of atherosclerosis, cancer, and kidney disease?
Polluted air is the third leading cause of death in the world, right after smoking and high blood pressure!
Nowadays, the world is striving for miniaturization. That is why our scientists have developed a miniaturized (and therefore portable) instrument which is supposed to measure and count the particles of pollutants in the air.
The key element enabling the reduction of the dimensions of the device is a matrix photodiode with a specially developed structure, integrated with the electronics (front-end) made as a specialized system (ASIC) and electronics processing the measurement results. A specially developed detection algorithm based on the Bessel function allows for simultaneous counting of particles of different sizes (from 1 µm to even 100 µm).
The Parcour project (Particle Counter) is currently being implemented by our German partners.