OP3 - Fully Automated Pollen Analysis and Counting: The Pollen Monitor BAA500

U. Heimann, J. Haus & D. Zuehlke
Pollen allergies have become a wide-spread disease. Every year, during the bloom of many plants, about 12 million citizens of the Federal Republic of Germany (every seventh person!) suffer from acute symptoms that reach from allergic rhinitis to life-threatening anaphylactic shocks. For their daily routine, allergic persons strongly depend on up-to-date information on pollen counts in their area, e. g. to adjust their daily medications. These allergies are caused by airborne pollen, and the state-of-the-art...