One of the major issues we face, is pollution. The foobot from AirBoxLabs, is a consumer air quality monitor. Integrated with a smartphone app, it makes up a smart home device. If you’ve ever wanted to know the quality of air in your home, this device is for you.
In the box, we have the foobot monitor, a beautiful white beauty with LEDs and sensors hidden inside, an adapter, a manual and a quick start guide. The foobot seems to be made from a high quality plastic, surprising for a device with a $200 price tag.
The foobot sensors can detect a lot of stuff,
Particulate matter: fine particles suspended in the air in the form of solid particles or liquid droplets, which could provoke asthma attacks and other respiratory diseases;
Gas pollutants: Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and carbon dioxide (CO2) can prove harmful risks in your home;
Temperature: maintaining a comfortable and healthy indoor temperature affects your well-being and helps to control the rate of indoor air pollution;
Humidity: humid environs foster the growth of molds and bacteria, some responsible for illnesses such as the common cold.
The app shows a lot of information and is the only way to know what’s going on. You get detailed graphs, amount of pollutants, gasses and concentration.