Gamma Sense

Co-creating new tools to measure and monitor gamma radiation

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75-100

PARTICIPANTS

 

Gamma Radiation

ISSUE

 

Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Maastricht, Bergen

Location

Measuring gamma radiation with our webcams

Information about incidents concerning nuclear radiation usually takes around 3 days to reach citizens.

 

With GammaSense we hope to bring this down considerably. It is possible to measure gamma radiation with tools you probably already have today: any smartphone, laptop or tablet can basically do the trick!

New tools for data capture

Information about incidents concerning nuclear radiation usually takes around 3 days to reach citizens. With GammaSense we hope to bring this down considerably. In the pilot GammaSense, Waag Society is scouting the possibilities to design and build new tools that can be used with and by civilians that want to monitor gamma radiation.

Cities that are in the vicinity of nuclear installations

Bergen op Zoom, Eindhoven and Maastricht, are all cities in the south of Holland that are closely located to Dutch, Belgian and/or German nuclear power plants. The target group for these workshops consists of citizens, hackers, civil servants and experts in the field of radiation that will help co-create the tool and strategy to deploy this infrastructure in the future.

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We’re still looking for emergent communities with environmental issues to solve.

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