Lapka: The Most Beautiful Science Ever

Lapka: The Most Beautiful Science Ever

Gregory Han
Aug 9, 2012

At first this looked like one of those cool one-off concept designs that never sees light of day. But the Lapka environmental personal monitor system, comprised of 4 pieces+app is slated for a September release this year, bringing home users to monitor environmental levels through their iOS device...

Inside each Lapka unit is housed various highly sensitive sensors. One is set to detect surrounding radiation, another the amount of nitrates from synthetic fertilizers in your food and water, the smallest one dedicated to measuring humidity, and yet another collects data about possibly hazardous electric and magnetic fields. The 4 beautiful pieces are partnered with a free downloadable visual interactive app which converts collected data into a simple and easy to read interface of measurements.

Although undisputedly remarkable in the design department for environmental measurement equipment, it's yet to be determined whether Lapka proves to be a helpful environmental utility for everyday use, or a pricey toy of questionable accuracy/use.

Price is reportedly somewhere in the ballpark of $220 according to this Fast Company interview, which offers more information from the designers if you're interested in reading up further about specs and the thoughts behind Lapka.

Via Fast Company

(Images: Lapka)

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