Yesterday, I ordered my Tzoa – a new, wearable device that measures air pollution as I go about my day. I’m really excited, even though I have to wait a year to get it.
“What’s that?” you say. “That doesn’t sound cool at all! That’s no Apple Watch, no Surface Pro, no Facebook app.” Surely, I have lost my mind. Or not.
Actually, I’d love for you to join me in supporting Tzoa’s Indiegogo campaign that kicked off yesterday. And no, I am not being paid to say that.
Here’s why I signed up:
- A Tzoa creates and shares clean air data that is currently unavailable. The Tzoa accurately senses air pollution and shares that information with everyone. The data from everyone who wears a Tzoa gets uploaded to the cloud, and crunched into things like maps, recommendations for where to avoid the pollen, and where the least polluted bike route is. The data will be available on your smartphone. As a data geek, it’s like seeing a whole new sandbox created. Happiness!
- It’s easy. As a veteran Fitbit One wearer, I know that wearing the Tzoa will be no big deal. As a matter of fact, I expect it may be a conversation starter. “Gee, what’s that shiny, sleek thing clipped to your arm/jacket/purse strap?” they’ll ask.
- I really want to know. When I started my business, I was happy (and, if I’m honest, a little smug) to work in a home office. Then, I learned that indoor air can be more polluted than outdoor air! I am genuinely interested to find out what the Tzoa will tell me, and adjust my work environment if necessary.
- I support businesses like Tzoa that are actively reinventing our economy and our lives with regards to climate and the environment. Through Indiegogo, you can chip in as little as $5 to make this product come to market.
- Tzoa lets me be part of the action. The Tzoa is small enough, and accurate enough to create whole new sets of air pollution data. Everyone from government agencies to fellow citizens can use it. I’ve long liked the idea of being a “citizen scientist,” and Tzoa lets me be one!
Wouldn’t YOU like to know how clean the air around you is – both indoors and out? I would. And to feel the satisfaction of sharing that data – effortlessly – with people around the world?
I’d say that’s pretty cool.
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