Air Quality Sensing – Aerosols in the room – research says its in the air

Because social distancing offers safety-in these unprecedented times, we offer a smart sensor that can assist us be smarter in the fight of COVID and other infectious agents. Because a single infected person can transmit viruses to other people in the room via exhaled aerosols, we included an air quality sensor in each device to look at various levels of air particles and alert on severe density.

Through the AI backed smart processing- there is intelligence to alarm on severe air quality when pollutants are present. Air quality levels and aerosols in the air are monitored to ensure safe clear and clean air. This is another measure to be utilized and can be set to alert in response against COVID-19; and the possibility of lingering in dense air space.

The device looks at VOCs Volatile organic Compounds  that affect what we inhale. As a sophisticated nose detection includes carbon monoxide, harmful gases, level of pollutants, and aerosol density

Air Quality Sensing-Semi-enclosed environments

Two studies published  last week in Clinical Infectious Diseases highlight the role of airborne spread of COVID-19 and the importance of efficient ventilation systems. One study found that patients can exhale millions of viral RNA particles per hour in the early stages of disease, and the second tied an outbreak affecting 81% of residents and 50% of healthcare workers at a Dutch nursing home to inadequate ventilation.

Breath samples from two patients were positive for coronavirus RNA, but surface swabs of their cell phones, hands, and toilets were negative. Viral RNA was also detected on an air ventilation duct below another patient’s bed.

The research letter was written in support of findings of a study published in the same journal on Jul 6 warning of the hazards of airborne COVID-19 transmission in poorly ventilated environments.

“We advise that prevention of COVID-19 transmission should take into account the possibility of aerosol transmission in healthcare facilities and other buildings where ventilation systems recirculate unfiltered inside air,” the authors of the Aug 28 study wrote.

As new regulations for public safety emerge the KMS-TI smart sensor is purpose built to alert to unsafe conditions.

The lack of universal recognition that COVID-19 is transmitted via airborne particles, along with unclear infection-prevention recommendations, have led to a false sense of security that is putting the public at risk—especially amid reopenings of workplaces, schools, and colleges, according to a research letter published today in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

Alternate E Source specializes in using IoT technology to mitigate risk. The mission is to assist opening work places, going back to school, and keeping people as safe and as “COVID risk free” as possible.

The solution is available here -the Multi-Sensor KMS -TI;  to keep track automatically of the very air we breathe.

 

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