Environmental Sensing is about understanding the quality of our residential environment. This is of great importance to ensure our family and children are well protected. A good quality of the residential environment will make it more attractive and healthier to live, work and invest in. On the other hand, the degradation of the environment, through air pollution, poor structural conditions, climate change, etc., may have negative impacts on human health and well-being.
To understand the quality of our environment, the first step is to quantify the impact by monitoring and measuring it with the environmental sensing tools.
For example, to know the quality of the air, we measure the fine Particulate Matter 2.5 (PM2.5). If more than 35 µg/m3 of PM2.5 is detected within a day, the air quality is deemed to be unhealthy for sensitive groups and we should avoid having outdoor activities for our family.
Another example is to monitor the road conditions and slope stability of a hillside area. We measure the temporal change of the road or the slope over a period of time (say, 3-6 months). Through our proprietary technology, we can detect subtle ground movement in the order of mm resolution.
This comprehensive data will allow us to quickly analyze the quality of our residential environment and make prompt actions for short-term and long-term countermeasures (if necessary).