Eiliyah Sarowar, grade 11
Bergen County Academies, Hackensack, NJ
AiR presents data on vehicle emissions and their impact on the environment and climate change. My design calls attention to the harmful particles that enter our air. It aims to educate people on the negative effects common vehicles have on our planet. This is a problem that affects all life on earth. My design uses data on the greenhouse gas emissions of an average car from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The data on the air pollution of Central Jersey is from New Jersey’s Division of Air Quality. AiR is a website that uses augmented reality to scan different vehicles and display an animation of air pollution. This shows users the normalized and invisible, yet damaging particles from cars or aircrafts that contribute to our atmosphere. For visually impaired users, the phone will emit rapid vibrations alongside the animation. This website will be free and accessible to anyone with a mobile device with a camera around the world. It will raise awareness of an important topic. My design will encourage people to consider other means of transportation, like carpooling or riding a bike.