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Technology review: prototyping platforms for monitoring ambient conditions

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)253-279
Number of pages27
JournalInternational Journal of Environmental Health Research
Issue number3
Early online date9 May 2018
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


The monitoring of ambient conditions in indoor spaces is very essential owing to the amount of time spent indoors. Specifically, the monitoring of air quality is significant because contaminated air affects the health, comfort and productivity of occupants. This research work presents a technology review of prototyping platforms for monitoring ambient conditions in indoor spaces. It involves the research on sensors (for CO2, air quality and ambient conditions), IoT platforms, and novel and commercial prototyping platforms. The ultimate objective of this review is to enable the easy identification, selection and utilisation of the technologies best suited for monitoring ambient conditions in indoor spaces. Following the review, it is recommended to use metal oxide sensors, optical sensors and electrochemical sensors for IAQ monitoring (including NDIR sensors for CO2 monitoring), Raspberry Pi for data processing, ZigBee and Wi-Fi for data communication, and ThingSpeak IoT platform for data storage, analysis and visualisation.


  • ambient conditions monitoring, CO monitoring, indoor air quality, prototyping platforms, Technology review

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