Most consumers, especially those who suffer from allergies, have given some thought to the air quality in their city or hometown. But some scientists say it’s the air quality inside our homes that the general public should really worry about—especially when combined with outdoor air that enters the home. What if each allergy sufferer had a connected device to help manage indoor air quality?
According to Ted Myatt, a microbiologist and air quality expert with Environmental Health & Engineering, www.eheinc.com, indoor air can be up to 100 times more polluted than outdoor air due to factors like pet dander, cleaning solutions and sprays, paints, cooking odors, and smoke. When pollen counts outside are high, it makes matters even worse.
A new device, the Honeywell, www.honeywell.com, Bluetooth Smart True HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) Allergen Remover, is a Bluetooth-enabled air purifier that tracks pollen counts in its area and adjusts automatically. The device pairs with a free mobile app on the homeowner’s Android or iOS mobile device, gathers data about local allergen levels, and changes its cleaning levels accordingly.
The Honeywell Bluetooth Smart True HEPA Allergen Remover offers other key functionalities, such as an allergen alert option, which notifies homeowners of outside pollen and mold levels based on location, and a proximity sensor, which automatically turns the device on or off when the homeowner’s connected mobile device enters or leaves Bluetooth range.
With Bluetooth connectivity and the ability to create custom run schedules based on the consumer’s daily schedule, the air purifier can anticipate its owner’s air-quality needs and work to meet them. Like other M2M solutions, it offers actionable data and decisionmaking capabilities to make life easier.
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