Smart Environment: A Gateway to Communicate With Nature
Have you ever wondered to see the air you breathe? Does it healthy enough and what improvement you could get. It may sound too much, but knowing the composition of the air you breathe might help you to make a desirable environment.
Air is only one of the elements that we can measure through sensors. There are also water, wind, particulate matter, and any other environmental elements that can produce signs telling a change is happening in our ecosystem.
To See, To Smell, and To Feel
A smart environment is an extension of smart city implementation. The idea is to connect the world to sensors and computers, allowing the system to give you all the insights to take environmental responses. And the implementations often involve a wide range of internet of things (IoT), this sensor will sometimes interact with each other to make calibration even precise, and some of them are working independently. Some of the most use IoT are:
- Air Quality Sensor
- Water Quality Sensor
- Automatic Water Level Recording (AWLR)
- Automatic Weather Station (Temperature, Relative Humidity, Wind Direction, Wind Speed, etc.)
- Land Deformation Sensor
- Gas Sensor (SO2, NO2, CO, O3, VOC)
- Particulate Matter (PM 1, PM 2.5, PM 10)
- Seismic Sensor
Typically all sensors will be integrated into an intelligent platform where the operators can interact and control the necessary responses. An expert in meteorology can use the results to define health recommendations.
It could save lives
One of the common examples of its implementation is AWLR; it measures the standard level of the river and records each increasing and decreasing the level through times. This scenario will gain insights to predict flood earlier, and it could save lives.
Take another example, a complete weather station with PM and gas sensors will tell officials and citizens if a forest fire happens. Since this kind of disaster will produce a considerable amount of hazardous gas, an early warning will make people wear a mask to avoid respiratory pain.
The Right Tool
It is also our concern at Enygma to help the city leaders, oil & gas company, or any environmentalist to better understand what changes currently happens in their ecosystem and define health recommendations. With Enygma Intelligent operations Platform, you will find the ease of the IoT integration using the user-friendly management system, allowing you to eliminate the effort to over-care Instrumentation maintenance.
Recently we are doing further research in microclimate. The idea is making local air quality information available to anyone by just scanning a QR Code to the nearest device we put. We call it Air project.
So, can you see the air you breathe? The answer is simply yes. You can do it either with the right sensors or using environmental information services. You can take any responses to improve what you breathe, maybe by simply contribute to reducing using a private car and start using public transportation (of course with social distancing protocols). Ultimately, a smart environment becomes a gateway for you to communicate with nature.