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Journal of Medical and Biological Engineering

, Volume 39, Issue 4, pp 456–469 | Cite as

Implementation of an Environmental Quality and Harmful Gases Monitoring System in Cloud

  • Chao-Tung YangEmail author
  • Shuo-Tsung Chen
  • Chih-Hung Chang
  • Walter Den
  • Chia-Cheng Wu
Original Article

Abstract

The improvement of environmental quality is aligned with the betterment of life quality. Poor air quality has a greatest impact on people health, it links to cancer, long-term harm to cardiovascular and respiratory systems. Conversely, safe air quality free of harmful gases such as formaldehyde, volatile organic compounds and carbon monoxide helps to prevent disease and other health problems. The application of information technology can greatly enhance the effectiveness of ensuring good air quality. Therefore, the implementation of environmental quality and harmful gases monitoring system is beneficial to manage indoor air quality. In this work, we built an environment quality monitoring system, which can adjust the indoor air quality and monitor the concentration of formaldehyde, volatile organic compounds and carbon monoxide. If the environment comfort value is out of the standard, the system will give notification if the concentration of harmful gases exceeds the standard, and activates air ventilation and purification devices. With these real-time data, the proposed system can help people make right and timely decisions, and act in time to maintain a healthy environment in the monitored area.

Keywords

Preventive healthcare Environmental comfort index Environmental Quality Monitoring System 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This work was supported in part by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan ROC, under grants number MOST 104-2221-E-029-010-MY3, MOST 106-2621-M-029-001, and MOST 106-2221-E-126-012-MY2.

Author Contributions

C-TY designed the research plan and organized the study. S-TC and WD participated in all experiments, coordinate the data analysis and contributed to the writing of the manuscript. C-CW Completed the coding.

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of interest

We declare that we have no significant competing financial, professional or personal interests that might have influenced the performance or presentation of the work described in this manuscript.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceTunghai UniversityTaichung CityTaiwan, ROC
  2. 2.College of Future, Bachelor Program in Interdisciplinary StudiesNational Yunlin University of Science and TechnologyYunlinTaiwan, ROC
  3. 3.College of Computing and InformaticsProvidence UniversityTaichung CityTaiwan, ROC
  4. 4.Department of Environmental Science and EngineeringTunghai UniversityTaichung CityTaiwan, ROC

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