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Title: A Novel Wireless Wearable Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Monitoring Device with Disposable Sensors.

Authors: Deng, Yue; Chen, Cheng; Xian, Xiaojun; Tsow, Francis; Verma, Gaurav; McConnell, Rob; Fruin, Scott; Tao, Nongjian; Forzani, Erica S

Published In Sensors (Basel), (2016 Dec 03)

Abstract: A novel portable wireless volatile organic compound (VOC) monitoring device with disposable sensors is presented. The device is miniaturized, light, easy-to-use, and cost-effective. Different field tests have been carried out to identify the operational, analytical, and functional performance of the device and its sensors. The device was compared to a commercial photo-ionization detector, gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, and carbon monoxide detector. In addition, environmental operational conditions, such as barometric change, temperature change and wind conditions were also tested to evaluate the device performance. The multiple comparisons and tests indicate that the proposed VOC device is adequate to characterize personal exposure in many real-world scenarios and is applicable for personal daily use.

PubMed ID: 27918484 Exiting the NIEHS site

MeSH Terms: Air Pollutants/analysis; Calibration; Carbon Monoxide/analysis; Environmental Monitoring/instrumentation*; Equipment Design; Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry; Humans; Hydrocarbons/analysis; Hydrogen Sulfide/analysis; Reproducibility of Results; Temperature; Volatile Organic Compounds/analysis*; Wearable Electronic Devices*; Wind; Wireless Technology*

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