inAir: measuring and visualizing indoor air quality

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inAir: measuring and visualizing indoor air quality
Good indoor air quality is a vital part of human health. Poor indoor air quality can contribute to the development of chronic respiratory diseases such as asthma, heart disease, and lung cancer. Complicating matters, poor air quality is extremely difficult for humans to detect through sight and smell alone and existing sensing equipment is designed to be used by and provide data for scientists rather than everyday citizens. We propose inAir, a tool for measuring, visualizing, and learning about indoor air quality. inAir provides historical and real-time visualizations of indoor air quality by measuring tiny hazardous airborne particles as small as 0.5 microns in size. Through user studies we demonstrate how inAir promotes greater awareness and motivates individual actions to improve indoor air quality. Author Keywords Sustainability, air quality, domestic computing, health ACM Classification Keywords H.m. Information interfaces and presentation (e.g., HCI): Miscellaneous. General Term...
Sunyoung Kim, Eric Paulos
Added 25 Jul 2010
Updated 25 Jul 2010
Type Conference
Year 2009
Where HUC
Authors Sunyoung Kim, Eric Paulos
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