Does your home need an air-purifier? This Air Quality Monitor helps detect more than 20 common air pollutants

Designed to be no larger than a Mac Mini, the IAQ is the first comprehensive home air quality monitor, with the ability to detect up to 20 common indoor air pollutants in real-time. The IAQ device includes an array of sensors that work right out of the box, monitoring your indoor air quality better than your smoke alarm or any other smart home device you may have. A built-in cellular system means your air quality monitor doesn’t need to be paired to your smartphone or your home WiFi. It works on its own even when your WiFi is down, sending air quality data in real-time to the IAQ app, so you know exactly how clean the air you breathe is… and whether you need to spring for a good air purifier.

Designers: Josh Odmark & Gideon Rubin

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We care a lot about how clean our food and water is. Companies always provide nutrition labels and comply with strict FDA guidelines and standards to ensure that the food you eat and the beverages or water you drink are safe. Air doesn’t get that sort of urgent treatment, even though we’re more dependent on air than we are on food and water (you take more than 20,000 breaths per day). Air is invisible too, so there’s really no way of knowing how good or bad the air is, and even really good air purifiers can only detect particulate matter to let you know if there’s dust or pollen in the air. That’s where something like the IAQ comes in. The tiny box can be placed anywhere in your house, and only really needs to be connected to a power source. Plug the IAQ in and you’re pretty much halfway done because it’s already actively scanning your air for you. To see how good or bad the air in your room is, just scan the QR code on the IAQ’s box and it instantly guides you to a page that gives you a detailed, real-time breakdown of your air’s quality.

With its state-of-the-art sensors, the IAQ gives you the regular metrics like your air temperature, pressure, humidity, and PM (particulate matter), but also lifts the curtain on more detailed metrics like the levels for Radon, VOCs, Carbon Monoxide, cooking fumes, Formaldehyde, and even airborne molds in the air you breathe. Your newly unpacked IKEA furniture could be leaking formaldehyde into your air, or your kitchen fumes could be making their way to the living room because you didn’t open all the windows. Your smoke detector or smart home setup wouldn’t be able to pick up on such nuanced changes to air quality, but IAQ can.

You can view the IAQ’s data online by scanning the QR code, or by installing its companion smartphone app. Your air quality information is presented in an easy-to-view dashboard, while also giving you the ability to receive alerts or trigger home automations like activating your air purifier or HVAC to circulate the bad air, mixing in good air to reduce its concentration. If you’ve already got a comprehensive smart home setup, you can even access your data within existing apps like Apple HomeKit, Alexa, Smart Things, and more. Moreover, your IAQ is designed to be compatible with the Matter protocol, allowing it to easily communicate with your other smart home devices across multiple brands for many years to come.

The IAQ can detect more than 20 common household air pollutants

Monitoring your air quality shouldn’t be a highly difficult task, which is why the IAQ’s easy-to-use setup is so noteworthy. The IAQ comes with no buttons, switches, or display. All you do is plug it in and it starts running. It has its own built-in cellular network that runs even when your WiFi is down, and you don’t need a fancy app or even need to sign in with your credentials to see your air quality. Just scan the QR code on the IAQ’s packaging and you can instantly see your room’s air quality index.

Each IAQ comes encased in a Prusa 3D-printed outer shell, which the makers claim helps them keep a low carbon footprint while being scalable and cost-effective. The sensors on the inside come from reliable suppliers including Bosch and Sensirion, and with a cost of $60 for a single IAQ device, you get a 2-year subscription to the service which also covers the device’s cellular capabilities. Each unit will also be powered on and tested before being shipped to a customer, according to IAQ’s makers, Josh and Gideon.

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