We are preparing to put sensors and our sensor integration system (we call this a gateway) into a few homes, beginning this winter. This will allow us to send sensor data throughout our entire Utah PRISMS informatics platform, and to evaluate how to combine sensor data with data from a pediatric asthma research study.
The sensors are about the size of a telephone, and measure common air quality problems like particles in the air.
Here is a picture of one of the types of sensors we are using. It is about half the size of an office telephone.
The gateway system is about the size of a deck of cards. It uses a small raspberry pi computer and securely sends the sensor data over the home’s internet connection.