V-ID and IBM collaborate on adding Corona Safety Indicator Sensors

Yellowblock October 9, 2020
Updated 2020/10/09 at 8:25 PM
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The Corona Safety Indicator, which gained much traction in this week in Dutch media like De Telegraaf, reduces risk of COVID-19 in badly ventilated spaces. It also is the ideal addition to help with IOE’s goal of analysing environmental data from a fine grid of measurement points.

Live air quality reports for anyone

The Corona Safety Indicator measures the air quality in a room using carbon dioxide (CO2), temperature and humidity. By scanning the QR code, everyone can gain insight into the current air quality in the office or in a shop, school or waiting room.

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Internet Of Environments

The CSI sensors’ portable and cost-efficient characteristics make them the perfect addition to the pool of sensors that provide data for Internet Of Environments. Through V-ID’s VIDT Datalink, the data is also used by IBM Watson to detect patterns and provide better insights. With more data, Watson’s AI can make more accurate predictions. These signals form the basis for suggested actions to improve air quality and reduce energy usage. The sensor data is also verifiable, thanks to VIDT Datalink’s certification in the additional blockchains, like LTO Network, Ethereum and others.

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Every minute

The sensors in the Corona Safety Indicator measure the quality of the air in a room every minute. This is displayed via the QR code on a clear six-point “traffic light” scale, without the need to log in or register.

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Ventilation advice is also given. Strietman: “In addition, the information is shared with the owner via a clear online dashboard, with reports of potentially risky values. The measurement data is stored for viewing the history and for the analysis of patterns.”

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About FactoryLab

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FactoryLab was founded in 2016 and has grown into an expert in the field of collecting data related to regulations via sensors, in and around buildings. This data is sent through “Long Range Low Power”, or LoRa technology sent via the internet and processed in clear dashboards. Solutions from FactoryLab are used, among other things, to measure the temperature in water pipes to prevent legionella contamination, to map the indoor climate in schools and to monitor the air quality in offices and factories. FactoryLab has its own team of developers, programmers and IT specialists.

About Internet Of Environments

IOE is an initiative from V-ID and IBM, with a growing number of participating companies, like LTO Network, Factorylab and Trivire.

One of IOE’s goals is sensing and analysing environmental data like micro-dust, humidity, CO2-levels and temperature, which can be helpful in many ways: reducing unnecessary energy use, helping create healthy and comfortable environments for communities, and spotting risks and problems before they occur.

Environmental data is also an important source of information for social domains such as policy, legislation, taxation and investments. After all, the data is used to identify trends, to uncover connections and to demonstrate patterns. The important role of the data from these types of measurements makes them vulnerable to influencing by parties with an interest in the developments within such a social domain. This is why IOE also designed the data architecture that establishes full data integrity, making all data verifiable through V-ID’s VIDT Datalink blockchain certification. www.internetofenvironments.org

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