Using IoT and Social Networks for Enhanced Healthy Practices in Buildings

  • Gonçalo MarquesEmail author
  • Rui Pitarma
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 111)


The health promotion is probably the most ethical, effective, efficient and sustainable approach to achieving good health. People spent more than 90% of their lives inside buildings. Therefore, it is imperative to monitor indoor parameters to identify health problems and plan interventions in buildings for enhanced occupational health. The introduction of embedded systems and the Internet of Things in the world of social networks allows new approaches to the way we access the information from these systems. By default, although we live in a social world, we interact with embedded systems and with the computer systems through web portals. This paper aims to present iAQs, a solution for real-time monitoring of indoor environmental parameters based on Internet of Things (IoT) architecture. This solution is composed of a hardware prototype for ambient data collection and a web service to publish and read information from comments on a specific Facebook page using the Facebook app (Facebook application). iAQs is based on open-source technologies providing real-time environmental monitoring system with several advantages such as modulatory, scalability and social network compatibility.


IoT (Internet of Things) Smart cities Occupational health Healthy buildings Enhanced living environments Social networks Facebook 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Polytechnic Institute of Guarda – Unit for Inland DevelopmentGuardaPortugal

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