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Introducing Dyson's next generation Air Quality backpacks on #CleanAirDay

Re-defining Dyson air sensing technology with improved sensing and an AQ app

In the next phase of Dyson’s air sensing technology, Dyson refreshes its air quality backpack with improved sensing, and an accompanying app to track air pollution in real time, encased in a sleek bag exterior. Working with influencer partners, from wellness enthusiasts to adventurous globetrotters, Dyson’s air quality backpack will make the invisible visible, educating about pollution sources and ways to reduce exposure.

The latest iteration of this portable air monitoring device can now measure CO2, in addition to PM10, PM2.5, VOCs, and NO2, and delivers automated data analysis and visualisation through the Dyson Air Quality (AQ) app.

Dyson AQ App

With the app, users can track their real-time exposure to air pollution on-the-go and understand potential pollutants, and routes or activities that can expose them to poor air quality. Live data is updated every second, highlighting the wearer’s exposure to pollutants such as walking past a road with heavy traffic. The app can also summarise historic data, showing the past week’s exposure, mapping where and how the backpack wearers’ pollutant exposure varied over a week. 

Utilising proven sensing technology used in Dyson air purifiers, the air quality backpack was initially developed by Dyson engineers for the Breathe London study with Kings College London and the Greater London Authority. With on-board sensors, a battery pack and GPS, Dyson uses this sophisticated technology to offer insight into personal exposure to air pollution and how to avoid it. 

Discover more about Dyson’s wearable air monitoring technology projects across the world

  • Spain: Dyson creates a backpack to measure daily exposure to air pollution


    May 2022

  • Dyson air sensing data reveals pollution exposure of rugby athletes

    April 2022

  • Dyson air sensing technology reveals the impact of Bangkok's seasonal haze on personal pollution exposure

    December 2021

  • Dyson’s air quality sensing backpacks used in air pollution and asthma research across Africa


    September 2021

  • Relay Medalist Shingo Suetsugu explores air quality in Tokyo

    July 2021

  • World Champion Australian cyclist explores relationship between breathing clean air and wellbeing, using Dyson’s wearable air monitoring technology


    June 2021

  • Athletes explore relationship between breathing clean air and wellbeing using Dyson’s wearable air monitoring technology


    June 2021

  • Eco-Enthusiast investigates air pollution exposure in Hong Kong

    June 2021

  • Dyson air sensing technology reveals the impact of Delhi smog on indoor pollution


    January 2021

  • Commuting around Paris with Dyson’s air quality backpack

    October 2020

  • Clean Air Day 2020: Why air quality knowledge is power

    October 2020

  • Exploring urban pollution with Dyson’s air quality backpack in Taiwan


    September 2020

Frequently asked questions

What is PM2.5?

Ultrafine particles such as aerosols or gases.

What is PM10?

Particulate matter smaller than 10 microns, includes pollen, dust, pet dander and allergens from plants and flowers.

Where does Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) come from?

Found in high concentrations near roadways, as NO2 often comes from car exhaust fumes.

Can indoor air be as polluted as outdoor air?

Yes, in fact, it can be up to 5x worse than outdoor air, according to the EPA.