Uhoo's Smart Air-quality Sensor Unveiled

Posted: May 10 2016, 11:38am CDT | by , Updated: May 11 2016, 7:54pm CDT, in News | Technology News


Uhoo's smart air-quality sensor unveiled

A new app based air-quality sensor for home is launched by Uhoo which is the latest trending gadget for the IoT (Internet of Things).

Uhoo is a Singapore based, crowdfunding campaign which is using its funds to develop eight sensors for the same. The featured mobile app checks for the air-quality at your home by also leveling toxins and allergens. It also detects dust, humidity, temperature, Carbon dioxide (CO2), volatile organic compounds (VOC), Carbon monoxide (CO), Ozone as well as air pressure in the environment.

Priced at $99, the device isn’t cheap but it is deeper than what is reflects from any other such existing product. The app also has real time alerts and device data sharing options besides a healthy diary maintenance option as well. The data is useful for both business and other consumer purposes as it stores all rooms and devices histories.

The testing is already going on in a convention center and two hospitals as well and indoor quality has been focused on because we spend 90% of our time indoors. Hence this device could also help allergies like asthma etc especially for those whose work place revolves around toxic chemicals.

Surveys have showed that 50 % of US schools have poor air quality indoors in comparison to outdoor quality and if you cannot even measure it, then doing something about it isn’t feasible at all.

Dustin Jefferson Onghanseng who is the CEO and Co-founder at Uhoo says that they want to prevent such allergies as asthma and give tips and tricks to improve the air quality as well.

The device is a 3.3 inches in diameter and 6.2 inches high gadget which weighs even less than a pound and remains extremely portable to use. Other such cleaners priced at $400 clean air through filters but Uhoo’s device says that to filter each component, a separate mechanism is required and it cannot be brought about by just one same filter.

Many accounts can be made on the same app so different places can be monitored too. According to Lawrence Berkeley Lab at the California University, a better indoor environment shall lead to annual heath care savings and gains from $528 to $669 for one person.

The Uhoo device can be plugged in to a wall socket and be connected through Wi-Fi where the report shall show up on the smartphone app developed for both Android as well as iOS phones. The data is stored on Cloud for easy access anywhere in the world including health practitioners and such people too.

It also has two versions namely classic and premium while the premium one has more dedicated sensors in it.

The company was originally founded with Brian Lin in 2014 and now has 4 part time and 6 full time workers. The name comes from the Chinese word ‘yohoo’ which means excellent breathing. The first heath venture funded Uhoo is going to hit the market soon by this year’s end for those who have placed their pre-orders.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/32" rel="author">Ahmed Humayun</a>
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