Tag Archive: sensors

  • Mini Series Part 3: The Alcohol Module

    February 6, 2017

    In an era of biotechnology, more and more people are using sensor technology as a means to understand their physiology. From wearable gadgets to sleep trackers, we are delving into the notion of the quantified self, with the view to understand our functional self and how to best improve our physical and mental health. The alcohol sensor module is an important tool to understand the impact of alcohol on the body. It’s worth stating, the device shouldn’t be utilised to... View Article

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    Mini Series Part 2: The Temperature & Humidity Module

    January 24, 2017

    We rely on accurate, real time accounts of the weather on a daily basis and the most common measurement is temperature. From determining whether to go for a picnic or what clothing to wear that day we make on decisions on the temperature of the day. Humidity sensors can also be used as a monitoring and preventive measure for people with illnesses that are affected by humidity such as migraines and respiratory conditions. A humidity sensor (or hygrometer) senses, measures... View Article

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    Mini Series Part 1: The Air Quality Module

    January 9, 2017

    Air pollution is a significant problem in many parts of the world. It’s not uncommon to see pictures of parts of China through a haze of smog. However the problem of air pollution is not limited to China, impacting in cities ranging from Berlin, Krakow and London to California and New Delhi.  It’s cited that 6.5 million deaths per year can be attributed to air pollution according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), much greater than the number from HIV/AIDS,... View Article

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    IoT and Citizen Data: The First Step in Eliminating Air Pollution

    September 19, 2016

    Air pollution is a significant problem in many parts of the world. It’s not uncommon to see pictures of parts of China through a haze of smog. However the problem of air pollution is not limited to China. It’s cited that 6.5 million deaths per year can be attributed to air pollution according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), much greater than the number from HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and road injuries combined. The impacts of air pollution can vary from city... View Article

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