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A sensor data collection environment for clinical trials investigating health effects of airborne pollution

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Health Informatics (BHI)
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-2405-0
Publication statusPublished - 9 Apr 2018
EventIEEE International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics
- Treasure Island Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, United States
Duration: 4 Mar 20187 Mar 2018


ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics
Abbreviated titleBHI-2018
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas
Internet address


This paper describes a novel environment comprising of custom-designed sensor devices for automating data collection for clinical trials investigating health effects of airborne pollution targeted at ambulatory subjects with respiratory ailments such as asthma or COPD. Custom-designed sensors estimate personal exposure to airborne particulates using a body sensor network comprising of a wearable AIRSpeck for monitoring continuously the concentration of coarse (PM10) and fine (PM2.5) airborne particulates, and the RESpeck respiratory monitor worn as a patch on the chest for recording breathing rate and flow. Both the devices communicate wirelessly with an Android mobile phone which serves as a gateway to Google Cloud for storage, and sensor data analytics. A network of stationary AIRSpeck monitors with additional Nitrogen Dioxide and Ozone gas sensors complements the data collected from the personal sensors.

    Research areas

  • aerosols, air pollution, biomedical measurement, body sensor networks, data analysis, diseases, gas sensors, health care, patient monitoring, pneumodynamics, smart phones, Android mobile phone, RESpeck respiratory monitor, airborne pollution, asthma, automating data collection, body sensor network, breathing flow, breathing rate, coarse airborne particulates, custom-designed sensor devices, fine airborne particulates, health effects, nitrogen dioxide gas sensor, ozone gas sensor, personal exposure, personal sensors, respiratory ailments, sensor data analytics, sensor data collection environment, stationary AIRSpeck monitors, wearable AIRSpeck, Air pollution, Batteries, Biomedical monitoring, Monitoring, Smart phones, Temperature measurement, Temperature sensors


IEEE International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics


Las Vegas, United States

Event: Conference

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