Air pollution is one of the many consequences of development citizens of newly emerging cities have to live with. Indoor air pollution is also a major problem, as it tends to be worse than outdoor air pollution (two to five times worse), raising the risk of respiratory related diseases.
The TZOA air quality monitor:
-Wearable device that constantly collects data about chemicals, particulate matter, temperature, air pressure, UV exposure, and humidity.
-Portable, highly accurate and cheap ($99-$139) way for everyday citizens to check the air quality of their surroundings daily.
-Will not improve air quality, but will provide the user with the information they need to take action.
Administrative buildings, hotels and apartment complex could include this technology in their units to get more insight when it comes to the air quality of their buildings. They can use this technology to make the necessary changes so tenants can be more comfortable.
To deploy this technology, the developers will have to provide devices to the facilities that are interested in implementing it. They will then test in in some areas of their buildings and see if the advices provided by the technology does improve their air quality. If the facilities find out that the technology is improving the quality of life of their residents, they can decide to widely deploy it through their buildings.
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