The Speck Gauges Air Quality Inside Your Home

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Mar 19, 2015
References: specksensor & gizmag
The Speck is an indoor air monitor device that doesn't just monitor the level of particulates in the air, but also helps users take action to eliminate harmful materials. It was developed by researchers at the Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Institute.

Speck is claimed to be able to detect particulate levels more precisely than other products because of its use of machine learning algorithms. This allows for the device to provide highly accurate data on particulates, which can get lodged in the lungs and increase the risk of heart and lung disease.

The Speck is equipped with WiFi, which allows users to upload data onto a free web service that also comes with analytical tools. The availability of detailed, precise data helps users take measures to reduce particulate exposure.

The word 'pollution' normally gets people thinking about the urban outdoors, but many of our own homes are polluted on the inside. The Speck empowers users to take action and forge a clean indoor living space.