Wearable sensors detecting air quality

VOCquet is a project by Jennifer Kirchherr (at ITP), under the guidance of Tom Igoe.

VOCquet is a wearable sensor in the shape of a flower that detects the air quality in the immediate vecinity of the wearer. VOCquet is a playful comment on local air quality. Shaped like flowers, VOCquet opens to a full bloom when no air contaminants are detected, and wilts in the presence of contaminants. VOCquet is a lighthearted look at the quality of the air we breathe, not an imperical measurement of air contaminants. It should not be used in place of calibrated air monitoring systems, rather as a whimsical look at our invisible environment.

What happen when you have a real-time awareness of invisible phenomenon such as pollution?