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Discover what’s in your indoor air with clever new air sniffing sensor and mobile app

Press release   •   Mar 08, 2015 02:07 UTC

Stockholm, Sweden, 7 March, 2015 – An early-warning sensor and mobile app dedicated to tip off people about dust, chemical and other pollutants building up in their air at home or work have been launched by Blueair, the world’s leading maker of high performance indoor air purifier technologies.

“Blueair’s Aware sensor is designed to detect hundreds of airborne particles from PM2.5 dust to VOC’s in the air in your home or workplace and send it in real time to a Blueair App that can be downloaded onto a mobile device,” said Johan Skåntorp, head of product development at Blueair.

“Designed to give people the chance to prevent flu or allergy-like symptoms common to poor indoor quality to develop, Blueair Aware also monitors room humidity and temperature.”

With environmental health authorities around the world saying indoor air can be up to 100 times more polluted than that outdoors, the Blueair Sensor and App help ensure consumers are given the information they need to stay healthy and mentally alert.

“One Blueair Aware is sufficient for any sized home as it is designed to be moved easily around from one flat surface to another, in kitchen, dining and living areas or bedrooms, for optimal air quality sensing,” said Johan.

Blueair developed its Aware sensor to allow people to figure out what is happening in their indoor air and tell them when airborne pollution start building up to possibly hazardous levels. Supporting multiple languages, Blueair Aware’s development was spurred by the insight that few people living in urban environments – where they can spend up to 90 percent of their time indoors – get a chance to breathe good, clean air every day.

Apart from the impact of outdoor air pollution caused by industrial activity and car exhausts, modern homes are also being built ‘tighter’ than ever before to conserve energy by avoiding heat loss in winter and encouraging cooling in summer. However, the downside of living and working in tightly sealed buildings is that it encourages the accumulation of pollution from building materials, carpeting, household cleaning products, air fresheners, personal care products and even cooking, which can seriously impact human health, comfort and productivity.

“Until now, people have not known exactly what is in their indoor air, but thanks to the Blueair Aware sensor and mobile app we can now actually see what’s causing us to sleep badly or making us feel unwell or lethargic. And then do something about it by turning up our air purifiers to trap the pollution just as we vacuum dust from the floor,” said Johan Skåntorp.

The Blueair Aware sensor and mobile app has been launched at the Chicago International Homes + Housewares Show running from 7 -12 March, 2015.. The sensor will be available for purchase in all major markets from June 15, 2015  while the Blueair App will also available in Apple and Android formats for free download also from early June, 2015.

Key Benefits of the Blueair Aware Sensor and Aware Mobile App

  • Breathe easy: Discover what’s is in indoor air, including pollen, molds, pet dander and viruses as well as emissions from traffic and industrial plants, chemicals from cleaning fluids, beauty products, building materials, carpets, candles, and cooking odors
  • Peace of mind: Know what indoor air pollution threats are building up and tackle them before they become a problem
  • Clean smarter: Reduce the need for cleaning and home improvement products by trapping airborne dust, allergens, mites and other pollution before it settles
  • Stay in the zone: Turn on the air purifier before you get an allergy attack or headache.

Sold in over 50 countries around the world, Blueair delivers home and office users more clean indoor air for enhanced user health and wellbeing faster than any competing air purifier thanks to its commitment to quality, energy efficiency and environmental care. A Blueair air purifier works efficiently, silently to remove 99.97% of allergens, asthma triggers, viruses, bacteria and other airborne pollutants.