Canairi is an award-winning Fresh Air Monitor that monitors indoor air quality, nudging the user to refresh the air in their home through a combination of storytelling and technology. The minimalistic yet playful Canairi monitors CO2 and encourage you to ventilate your home. The idea for the Canairi stems from the old practice of using canaries in coal mines to warn miners of poor air. When the air quality is poor Canairi will drop down, encouraging you to bring it back to life by opening your windows and ventilating your home. The democratic design language makes it simple for children to understand but also invites the minimalist adult to play along. Canairi is made of recycled plastics and equipped with a rechargeable battery and a wall mount. We spend 90% of our time indoors in developed countries, and 80 million European families live in homes with a poor indoor climate. A bad indoor climate increases the risk of asthma, fatigue, headache and sleep disorders. On the other hand, a good indoor climate can double cognitive performance at offices and schools. Mineworkers would bring a canary with them to the coal mine to detect toxic gases back in the day. When the bird fainted, it was time to get out. With a built-in CO2 sensor, Canairi works exactly the same way — but in your home. When the air quality is poor, the bird will drop until you open your windows and bring it back to life. With a CO2 sensor and a unique IPR-protected design, Canairi uses technology, storytelling and gamification to nudge the user to ventilate. Simply put, you’ll need to keep the bird alive to maintain a healthy indoor climate. A CO2-sensor activates a motor that will make Canairi drop down when the level of CO2 in a room is above 1000 ppm in more than 10 minutes. When the level of CO2 is below 1000 ppm, Canairi will pop back up. The applied threshold is recommended by scientists and Health Authorities around the world. Unlike other air quality monitors, Canairi will let you know when to ventilate your home without the use of light, sound, digital displays or phone notifications. Canairi stands out by using Storytelling and Gamification as nudging mechanisms to encourage the user to take action. The democratic design language also makes it simple for children to understand but also invites the minimalist adult to play along.