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Sensors 2016, 16(12), 2060; doi:10.3390/s16122060

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

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School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
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Center for Bioelectronics and Biosensors, Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
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School of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
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Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
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Academic Editor: Woosuck Shin
Received: 14 October 2016 / Revised: 25 November 2016 / Accepted: 30 November 2016 / Published: 3 December 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Gas Sensors for Health Care and Medical Applications)
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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. View Full-Text
Keywords: volatile organic compound (VOC); personal monitor; Photo Ionization Detector (PID); epidemiology study volatile organic compound (VOC); personal monitor; Photo Ionization Detector (PID); epidemiology study
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Deng, Y.; Chen, C.; Xian, X.; Tsow, F.; Verma, G.; McConnell, R.; Fruin, S.; Tao, N.; Forzani, E.S. A Novel Wireless Wearable Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Monitoring Device with Disposable Sensors. Sensors 2016, 16, 2060.

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