i’m really, really pumped about this little guy. a tiny device that pushes us farther towards the Internet of Things. it also happens to be very similar in ways to my thesis project. i can’t find out who actually designed the physical device, but it’s absolutely gorgeous, and even the science and explanation on the product site is beautifully done. Lapka is described as:
"a tiny, beautifully designed personal environment monitor that connects to your phone to measure, collect and analyze the hidden qualities of your surroundings. Lapka’s precise sensors respond to the invisible world of particles, ions, molecules and waves. But Lapka doesn’t just quantify what it measures. You get results that are specific to where you are. On the street, at the office, inside a child’s bedroom, or on an airplane: the Lapka app compares its readings to average guidelines for each individual environment. You can collect snapshots of your comfort throughout the day to create a diary o share with the world around you."