Singapore’s National Science Experiment (NSE) is an outdoor science experiment carried out by school and pre-university students of Singapore. The experiment involved students carrying a specially designed sensor called SENSg which measures and stores data on motion, temperature, humidity, atmospheric pressure, light intensity, and sound pressure levels. It also uses WI-FI signals to localise itself. I worked with the research team to develop research proposals to utilise the data collected, design the sensor’s housing for ease of carrying and extend its functionalities to obtain better user data of comfort in outdoor spaces. I also initiated a language of data visualisation for the data collected.
With the sensor, students get to track their carbon footprint, travel mobility patterns, amount of time they spend indoors and outdoors. To encourage the students to use the sensor I worked on a booklet illustrating how the sensor worked and several concepts like carbon footprint. To learn more about the ongoing NSE research click here and for more information on the sensor click here.