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Design and Development of a Nearable Wireless System to Control Indoor Air Quality and Indoor Lighting Quality

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ITC-CNR, Construction Technologies Institute—National Research Council of Italy, Via Lombardia 49-20098 San Giuliano M.se, Italy
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NEAPOLI SDN BHD 894646-M Environmental Design and Engineering, D-8-5, Megan Avenue 1, 189 Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Academic Editors: Stefano Mariani, Francesco Ciucci, Dirk Lehmhus, Thomas Messervey, Alberto Vallan and Stefan Bosse
Sensors 2017, 17(5), 1021; https://doi.org/10.3390/s17051021
Received: 23 March 2017 / Revised: 21 April 2017 / Accepted: 26 April 2017 / Published: 4 May 2017
The article describes the results of the project “open source smart lamp” aimed at designing and developing a smart object able to manage and control the indoor environmental quality (IEQ) of the built environment. A first version of this smart object, built following a do-it-yourself (DIY) approach using a microcontroller, an integrated temperature and relative humidity sensor, and techniques of additive manufacturing, allows the adjustment of the indoor thermal comfort quality (ICQ), by interacting directly with the air conditioner. As is well known, the IEQ is a holistic concept including indoor air quality (IAQ), indoor lighting quality (ILQ) and acoustic comfort, besides thermal comfort. The upgrade of the smart lamp bridges the gap of the first version of the device providing the possibility of interaction with the air exchange unit and lighting system in order to get an overview of the potential of a nearable device in the management of the IEQ. The upgraded version was tested in a real office equipped with mechanical ventilation and an air conditioning system. This office was occupied by four workers. The experiment is compared with a baseline scenario and the results show how the application of the nearable device effectively optimizes both IAQ and ILQ. View Full-Text
Keywords: open source; Arduino; do-it-yourself (DIY); Internet of things (IoT); control system; environmental monitoring system; building automation; indoor thermal comfort quality; indoor environmental quality; indoor air quality; indoor lighting quality; energy saving open source; Arduino; do-it-yourself (DIY); Internet of things (IoT); control system; environmental monitoring system; building automation; indoor thermal comfort quality; indoor environmental quality; indoor air quality; indoor lighting quality; energy saving
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Salamone, F.; Belussi, L.; Danza, L.; Galanos, T.; Ghellere, M.; Meroni, I. Design and Development of a Nearable Wireless System to Control Indoor Air Quality and Indoor Lighting Quality. Sensors 2017, 17, 1021. https://doi.org/10.3390/s17051021

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Salamone F, Belussi L, Danza L, Galanos T, Ghellere M, Meroni I. Design and Development of a Nearable Wireless System to Control Indoor Air Quality and Indoor Lighting Quality. Sensors. 2017; 17(5):1021. https://doi.org/10.3390/s17051021

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Salamone, Francesco, Lorenzo Belussi, Ludovico Danza, Theodore Galanos, Matteo Ghellere, and Italo Meroni. 2017. "Design and Development of a Nearable Wireless System to Control Indoor Air Quality and Indoor Lighting Quality" Sensors 17, no. 5: 1021. https://doi.org/10.3390/s17051021

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