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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11(8), 7805-7819; doi:10.3390/ijerph110807805

Using Personal Sensors to Assess the Exposome and Acute Health Effects

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Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL), Barcelona 08003, Spain
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CIBER Epidemiología y Salud Pública (CIBERESP), Madrid 28029, Spain
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Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona 08003, Spain
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Physical Activity and Sports Sciences Department, Blanquerna Foundation, Barcelona 08022, Spain
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Ateknea Solutions, Barcelona 08940, Spain
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Received: 4 June 2014 / Revised: 4 July 2014 / Accepted: 18 July 2014 / Published: 6 August 2014
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Introduction: The exposome encompasses the totality of human environmental exposures. Recent developments in sensor technology have made it possible to better measure personal exposure to environmental pollutants and other factors. We aimed to discuss and demonstrate the recent developments in personal sensors to measure multiple exposures and possible acute health responses, and discuss the main challenges ahead. Methods: We searched for a range of sensors to measure air pollution, noise, temperature, UV, physical activity, location, blood pressure, heart rate and lung function and to obtain information on green space and emotional status/mood and put it on a person. Results and Conclusions: We discussed the recent developments and main challenges for personal sensors to measure multiple exposures. We found and put together a personal sensor set that measures a comprehensive set of personal exposures continuously over 24 h to assess part of the current exposome and acute health responses. We obtained data for a whole range of exposures and some acute health responses, but many challenges remain to apply the methodology for extended time periods and larger populations including improving the ease of wear, e.g., through miniaturization and extending battery life, and the reduction of costs. However, the technology is moving fast and opportunities will come closer for further wide spread use to assess, at least part of the exposome. View Full-Text
Keywords: exposome; sensors; air pollution; green space; noise; temperature; UV; physical activity; smartphone; geolocation; mobility exposome; sensors; air pollution; green space; noise; temperature; UV; physical activity; smartphone; geolocation; mobility
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Nieuwenhuijsen, M.J.; Donaire-Gonzalez, D.; Foraster, M.; Martinez, D.; Cisneros, A. Using Personal Sensors to Assess the Exposome and Acute Health Effects. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11, 7805-7819.

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