Vest may help understand causes of asthma attacks

Sensor Review

ISSN: 0260-2288

Article publication date: 27 June 2008

Citation

(2008), "Vest may help understand causes of asthma attacks", Sensor Review, Vol. 28 No. 3. https://doi.org/10.1108/sr.2008.08728cab.002

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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Vest may help understand causes of asthma attacks

Article Type: News From: Sensor Review, Volume 28, Issue 3

Device continuously monitors air around persons prone to asthma

Researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute have developed a sensor system that continuously monitors the air around persons prone to asthma attacks. Worn in the pockets of a vest, the new system could help researchers understand the causes of asthma attacks. The new sensor system measures airborne exposure to formaldehyde, carbon dioxide, ozone, nitrogen dioxide, temperature, relative humidity and total volatile organic compounds (VOCs). VOCs are emitted as gases from products such as paints, cleaning supplies, pesticide formulations, building materials and furnishings, office equipment and craft materials.