Malmesbury, UK, 17 June 2021: A group of six athletes around the world, who are heading to the world’s largest sporting event this summer, have been working with Dyson over the last few months as part of a research project to explore how air quality can impact wellbeing.
The athletes – Annette Edmondson (Australia), Thomas Röhler (Germany), Shingo Suetsugu (Japan), Dafne Schippers (Netherlands), Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Russia), and Mujinga Kambundji (Switzerland) – participated in Dyson’s wearable air monitoring technology project. They used Dyson’s prototype air quality backpack for a period of three days, using it all day long while completing different activities, to collect data to track their personal exposure to air pollution.
Dyson scientists initiated the project to explore how exposure could affect athletic performance. Re-working existing technology used in Dyson purifiers, the Dyson air quality backpack is a portable air-sensing device. Armed with on-board sensors, a battery pack and GPS, it is able to measure pollution data on the move.