It is widely recognised that poor air quality and high levels of particulates can significantly impact an individual’s health. The WHO estimates that 7 million people die each year from exposure to fine particles in polluted air. A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine has confirmed the association between short-term exposure to particulates and increased cardiovascular and respiratory mortality. The significant health risk posed by pollution is a crucial driver behind IoT air quality monitoring, electric vehicles and renewables.
IoT project completed by students at University College Isle of Man (UCM)
Computer Science Degree (BSc) students have completed the first IoT project at the University College Isle of Man (UCM). As part of the Experiential Learning module, the project seen students work with real clients to deliver a project within 6-weeks.
Through the IoT partnership with UCM, Manx Technology Group (MTG) provided the students with Libelium Smart Environment & Libelium Parking sensors. Students access the sensor data through MTG’s IoT cloud environment; as a result of using the cloud environment, the students have a platform to analyse the data in real-time. Read more
Forest fire detection using IoT (and CO2 sensors)
Forest fires (wildfires) are common hazards in forests, particularly in remote or unmanaged areas. It is possible to detect forest fires, elevated CO2, and temperature levels using Internet of Things (IoT) sensors. You can deploy IoT, satellite and solar sensors in remote areas without the need for internet, cellular/mobile or mains power.
Mobile air quality monitoring with IoT
Cities and towns use fixed air quality monitoring apparatus to measure pollution levels in a given location. IoT technology and mobile air quality monitoring reduces cost, increases coverage and provides much higher levels of flexibility when compared to traditional, fixed solutions.
Indoor air quality dashboards
Indoor air quality can be monitored using IoT sensors, so the data is available to view using an online dashboard. Temperature, humidity, CO2 and light levels can all be monitored using smart sensors that are inexpensive, easy to deploy and deliver rich insights to both staff, tenants and landlords.
Sick Building Syndrome and IoT
Sick Building Syndrome describes a situation where the occupants of an office or building suffer from nonspecific health issues or feel under the weather when spending time in the building. Internet of Things (IoT) technologies can monitor several parameters that may contribute to sick building syndrome, including pollutants, legionella, VOC (volatile organic compounds), temperature, moisture, CO2, light and noise levels. Read more
Case Study: LJMU – Air Quality and Weather Monitoring with IoT
Manx Technology Group supplies Air Quality Monitoring and IoT technology to Liverpool John Moores University for use as part of the LCR Sustainable Green Travel Corridors Project (also called LCR SUD). LCR SUD is a £16.7m project until 2021 and part of a Liverpool City Region-wide initiative to encourage more cycling and walking. Read more