Team Ticino – Air pollution problem

Our team is composed of four determinate men who are based in Ticino, each with a different skill set : Fabian who has competences in the field of Industrial Design and Software Engineering, Francesco with competences in Management and Business Administration, Alessandro our informatics engineer and last but not the least Yang, who has strong informatics and management skills.

Our goal is to create a product that gives people more information about the environment where they live and our main focus is air pollution, a worldwide issue that nowadays represents a big problem mostly for China, India and some parts of Europe.




Our blog


Object prototyping

June 9, 2017

Hi everybody, We are working hard on the connectivity between the telephone and the sensor, the first iteration of the PCB and also on the first prototype for the general… [...]

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Week14

May 31, 2017

Dear all, During week 14, we managed to finish the PCB design of our device, and we are producing it in this week. We also did the product design according… [...]

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Week13

May 18, 2017

After the second milestone meeting, we received some valuable suggestions from our instructors. Our next steps will be: Focus on the industrial design; BlueTooth communication between the device and the… [...]

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week 8

April 20, 2017

Hi everyone, This last week before the Easter break, we are very motivated because our project begins to take shape. Our software engineer finished coding the core functionalities of the… [...]

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Week 7

April 12, 2017

Hi everyone, This week we continued coding the backend part of our device, we implemented different core functionalities that will allow our Android application to interact with the database and… [...]

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Week 6

April 3, 2017

Hi everyone, As the days pass, we become increasingly aware of our device final functions and possibilities. We are now building an environmental monitoring device that detects the particle level… [...]

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Blog 5 week

March 30, 2017

  Hi everyone!   During this week we finally received the hardware components we ordered. So we did some preliminary test with them. The sensor model is Shinyei PPD42NS, an… [...]

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week 4

March 23, 2017

Hi everyone, This week, after some discussion into the group, we decided to modify the database structure, and our software engineer continued coding the back-end part of our project. After… [...]

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Week 3

March 13, 2017

Hi everyone, This third week our main target was to set up the environment needed to implement solutions we selected in the previous week. We sent out the order of… [...]

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2nd week

March 7, 2017

During this week, we continued our work on designing the air pollution detection device.   We had a meeting with one electronics expert at USI to discuss what is the… [...]

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1st week

February 28, 2017

Hi everybody, We are working hard this first week to analyze the possible solutions for our idea regarding the following aspects: Electronic, Software, Business and Design. Each one of our… [...]

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Kick-off meeting in Lausanne

February 23, 2017

Hi Everyone! Last Staturday we had our kick-off meeting of CHIC program in Lausanne. It is so great to see you again and we feel very excited to start the… [...]

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Ready to go

February 6, 2017

Ciao a tutti! It took us a long time and a lot of brainstorming and discussion with our supervisors and relevant experts to reach this final project idea. Air pollution… [...]

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Team members


Profile picture of Fabian Frei
  • Fabian Frei
  • Software Engineering
    User Experience

Profile picture of Yang You
  • Yang You
  • Electronic Engineering
    Software Engineering

Profile picture of Francesco Bonfiglio
  • Francesco Bonfiglio
  • Business


Profile picture of Alessandro Mascheroni
  • Alessandro Mascheroni
  • Software Engineering