This silent killers make our life hazardous, the air poisoned, the water toxic. All this items may cause a lot of health problems from lung disease to heart attacks, Joinfo.com reports with the reference to the CNN.
But the team of scientists has invented a new device which can arm citizens against such airborne menaces.
The Atmotube is a sleek, pocket-sized device with a battery of sensors embedded in its titanium shell. The design team claims it can detect 127 Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), as well as poisonous gases such as carbon monoxide.
The device — which recently completed a successful crowdfunding campaign — takes readings every 10 seconds. The results feed to the user’s smartphone, which are displayed as an air quality score and map displaying pollution levels across an area.
Vera Kozyr, CEO of parent company Not Another One, claims the technology is fast, sensitive, and accurate in all conditions.
“Atmotube senses even slight changes… and the response time is less than a second,” says Kozyr. “In low levels of VOCs our air pollution sensor’s accuracy is about 0.05 parts per million. We’ve also implemented mechanisms for compensation of temperature and humidity impact on the air quality measurements.”
The entrepreneur believes the sensor could be useful for anyone but has specific targets in mind; parents who want to guarantee their children’s safety, athletes that need to monitor everything entering their body, and people with health conditions that may be vulnerable to pollution.
The device will retail for $100, and be sold across the world, with varying emphases for different markets.
As reported earlier, coastguards in New South Wales use the machines to keep predators away from famous beaches.