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Study Finds Foobot s precision for Measuring Particulates

University of Iowa Study Finds Foobot’s Precision is “Excellent” for Measuring Particulates

Foobot is one of several indoor air quality monitors to reach store shelves in recent years. But in the science and HVAC worlds, devices have been measuring air quality for decades. Being professional-grade, these older devices are incredibly accurate and reliable… but expensive. Decent ones start around $5,000 while many others cost multiples of that.Home…

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Green Walls: How to Profit from Plants in the Office

Have you ever heard that adding plants at work can boost productivity by 15%? Green plants have indeed a remarkable ability to remove noxious substances from indoor air while replenishing oxygen, and there is experimental evidence from NASA that proves this.A green wall is basically a wall made from plants, which includes space for soil…

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5 Surprising Ways to Improve Air Quality in Your Home

Indoor air quality (IAQ) often takes a back seat to energy efficiency, but it is equally important if you want your space heating, air conditioning and ventilation to perform at their best. Improving IAQ makes your home more comfortable, and breathing less air pollutants saves you plenty of medical expenses in the long run. The…

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Researcher using Foobot to study indoor air pollution around the world

The Foobot indoor air quality monitor was built as a friendly part of the family. The white box checks the air constantly to check for pollutants in one’s home, keeps track of the levels over time, and alerts a building’s occupants when they’re in danger. It lights up blue when it’s happy and orange when…

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Why Summer Heats Foster Pollution Spikes?

For once, we’ll discuss outdoor air quality – we spend most of our time indoors, but outdoor air quality is also important for many reasons. Building ventilation systems draw air from outdoors to replenish indoor air, and we are of course exposed while commuting or taking a walk. This is not a breaking news, outdoor…

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“Is there a doctor for the house?” Duct work, not doctors, curing chronic respiratory diseases

When you’re sick, what kind of professional do you call to take care of you? Most people would say a doctor, and they’re right. But often, a doctor’s not the only person who can make a difference.Jonathan Waterworth, for example, has no medical background whatsoever. But for many people with serious respiratory problems, Jonathan has helped…

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5 Tips To Remediate Mold in Your Home

Mold is a type of fungus and one of the most common sources of indoor air pollution. Mold is not harmful in the Roquefort cheese above, it’s not harmful either when found outdoors in nature, as it even helps break down dead organisms and decaying matter. However, when mold grows indoors it becomes a problem:Negative health effects:…

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UK ventilation specialist helps a family live better using smart automation

“If the water in your tap was discolored, would you drink it? Okay, what if you could see that your air was dirty?”Few people in the UK know or care about indoor air quality. But one forward-thinking British HVAC pro found that you don’t need a health issue to be in vogue to get clients…

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How to Improve Indoor Air Quality with Plants

There are many ways in which technology can be deployed to enhance indoor air quality (IAQ), including ventilation system upgrades, humidity controls, air filtering, or recently smart home automation. So, why improve air quality with… just plants? As NASA found out in their space stations, the use of indoor plants offers some exclusive benefits that…

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How a 117-year-old home became the future of sustainable housing

It’s not practical to build new sustainable homes for every household in the United States. But smart handiwork combined with technology available today can make net-zero energy houses out of the oldest, roughest houses we’ve got standing. Picture the “house of the future:” A sustainable, zero-emissions home that keeps its family comfortable and the air…
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De Mystifying The Invisible Enemy In Every Building

De Mystifying The Invisible Enemy In Every Building Understanding what indoor pollutants are and the specifics of indoor environmentsDownload the Whitepaper PDF ​What’s in the whitepaper?In this 16 pages guide, you’ll learn: What’s the difference between good and poor air What the different types of indoor pollutants areThe different technologies for air sensorsThe close relationship between…

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The 4 worst enemies to breathing good air? Your walls.

The breath you just took is full of history. Two millennia ago, Julius Caesar drew his final breath before dying at the hands of his assassins. Odds are that at least one of the molecules in that breath is in your lungs right now. It makes no difference if you’re in Rome, Japan, Argentina or…

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How Foobot helped to treat my wife's asthma attacks thru monitoring air quality

How Trifacta’s European head of R&D Lars Grammel Used Foobot to Treat his Wife’s Asthma Attacks

“It was the best day of my life,” Sigrid laughed. “I finally knew the cause of my breathing problems.” She spoke of the day she was diagnosed with asthma. Before that day, when she would get an attack, she didn’t know how bad it would get because she didn’t know what was going on. Now…

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5 ways to help kids prevent asthma

Childhood asthma has been a big issue in the US for the past decade. According to the National Institute of Health, more than 6 million children have asthma, and it’s the third cause of hospitalization. Where does asthma come from? Your home is surrounded by tiny micro threats, but do you see them? They are many…

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NYC Contractors Combine Foobot With Google Nest and Achieve Massive Pollution Reduction

    An HVAC contractor or anyone else who works with a building’s air flow can easily add indoor air quality to their services. But what’s in it for them? How many houses really have serious IAQ issues? Furthermore, how many potential clients care enough about them to pay to get them fixed?

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How to Spot Signs that the HVAC System Harms Indoor Air Quality

When an HVAC system is properly designed and subject to an adequate maintenance program, it improves indoor air quality and provides comfort for occupants. However, HVAC systems can also harm air quality if poorly designed or when maintenance is lacking. There are several ways in which an HVAC system can degrade indoor air quality: Spreading…

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Detective Foobot: Catching Airborne Crooks in the Nooks and Crannies of your Home

Two seconds into my Skype call with Nate Adams, and he paused to stare at the rafters behind me. “Rough-hewn ceiling joints, two inches instead of one and a half, that wood color… I’d say built between 1890 and 1910.” Through pixelated video thousands of miles away, he saw my walls clearer than I did.

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The growing need for data in managing IAQ

The Growing Need of Data in Managing Indoor Air Quality               Your starting point to become an indoor air quality expert            What’s in the whitepaper?In this 16 pages guide, you’ll learn: The basics about indoor pollution The different sorts of pollutants and their sourcesThe current…

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Smart Ventilation #2: Automate Good Air With A Bee

This fancy title refers to a very smart bee indeed… to ecobee, a leading player in the connected thermostat world. We have been following this very serious company and their products for a while. If you need more backup, there was quite of a buzz around them a few weeks ago after ecobee announced Amazon…

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Set up Home Automation in 2 taps with IFTTT in-app

Today, the well-known automation web service IFTTT disclosed a big new feature: the ability to create IFTTT recipes on the fly from within a 3rd party smartphone app. Foobot has the privilege to be one of the 14 apps running IFTTT in-app for its launch. At first, it’s not necessarily obvious why this is going…

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What if Amazon Echo could tell if your home is healthy?

Amazon Echo is probably the hottest connected device around, and for the past few months, a quickly growing ecosystem is building around it. Now Foobot provides Alexa with air quality monitoring ability.

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Smart Ventilation is The Next Big “Smart Home” Thing

Up to now, ventilation was quite boring: a regular flux of air, and a boost mode. Whenever your kitchen was full of smoke, you would have the boost mode activated. End of the story. With the new Nest+Foobot feature, your ventilation system is going to be slightly exciting.

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Indoor air pollution in a house: Sources and Tips

Find out about the different indoor air pollution sources, which can come from the furniture, cleaning products, hygiene products, kitchen appliances, among others.

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Temperature and Humidity are important for a safe breathing air

What impact have Temperature & Humidity on the indoor air pollution spread? Here’s a simple infographic to explain you all.

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All about Particulate Matter (PM)

Check our new infographic and get the answers to the questions: What is this? What are its sources? What are PM’s types and sizes? What are the symptoms related to PM exposure?

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All about Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

Check our new infographic and get the answers to the questions: What is Volatile Organic Compounds (aka VOCs)? What are its sources? What type of VOCs we can find? What are the symptoms related to VOCs exposure?

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Air Pollution statement, by Foobot

Everybody knows that outdoor air is highly polluted all over the world. But what about indoor air? Check out this infographic based on World Health Organization’s studies.   Have safe breathing days! #Foobot #Goodairguru

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Meet the first air quality monitor which takes control of your devices to provide your home with fresh air, 24/7 automatically

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479 Jessie Street
San Francisco, CA
94103 United States
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L-4368 Belvaux