FOR INDOOR AIR QUALITY MONITORING
Indoor air quality is affected by the chemicals all around us – in soft furnishings, toiletries and cleaning materials, and produced by our wood-burning stoves and gas cookers. Yet despite their link with a range of diseases from asthma to cancer, we can’t see or smell toxic particulates and volatile organic compounds. That’s why we’ve created a sensor to act as your eyes, ears and nose – and detect any dangerous build-up before it reaches harmful levels.
Our novel sensor is based on film bulk acoustic resonator (FBAR) technology. It is extremely small – as thin as a human hair – and has high mass sensitivity, down to femtograms. This makes it more accurate and responsive than existing sensors so it can detect even a trace of harmful compounds in the sub-PM2.5 range.