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Ghent University - Laboratory for Information Technology

Sideways Walking Arts Festival will be carrying IDEA-equipment, costumized for DonkeyXote thanks to Ghent University, Laboratory of Information Technology (INTEC). There is a growing concern about the impact of environmental stressors on the quality of life and the health of people in Flanders. To assess these, detailed local measurements are often essential.


The IDEA project focusses in particular on environmental stressors that have a very local character such as (ultra) fine particulate matter and noise. The spatial extend and temporal detail obtained by most measurement networks today is insufficient to meet these local demands and the price for further extension of "classical" measurement networks is high. DonkeyXote will provide throughout its journey a set of measurements that will give us an idea of the air quality along slow roads. Public health is well served by promoting walking and cycling. However, distressing messages about poor air quality along cycling and walking roots may hinder the public for making the decision to be physically active during commuting or recreation. Moreover it is more pleasant to walk or cycle along tranquil routes.

IDEA promotes participatory sensing to explore tranquil and healthy routes. Compact sensor boxes, carried by lay people are used for this purpose. This case wants to demonstrate that participatory sensing can both raise public awareness and stimulate local politicians to make more tranquil and healthy routes available. The data gathered can in a later phase be applied in route planning or it can become promotional material for "green" cities and regions.