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We live in an age of double talk, therefore it is hard to believe anything you hear.  After 9/11 first responders rushed in to save the victims despite the smoke and dust that hovered over the site. Concerns were raised over the quality of the air, but officials reassured everyone it was safe. Now well over 10 years later, those responders are suffering and dying from all types of respiratory issues.

Recently in WV, over 300,000 residents received toxic water in their home water taps and were put under a state of emergency. Over 30 days later, still in a state of emergency, water quality is still a major concern. Officials tell everyone the water is adequate for drinking, but are careful to not say the word “safe.”

Today’s post may seem a bit off topic, but it hits a very real need. Sensordrone is a piece of hardware that turns a Smartphone into a Carbon Monoxide Detector, Non-Contact Thermometer, Gas Leak Detector, Lux Meter, Weather Station, Diagnostic Tool, Breath Analyzer, and more. In addition, they are adding new features and new detectors all the time.

In all honesty, I have not had an opportunity to play with the Sensordrone or test its accuracy. This may not be the end all solution to keep us informed of our immediate environment, but it is a start. Being aware that produces like this exist and can one day help us stay informed is a step in the right direction. Check it out at http://sensorcon.com/sensordrone/.



Written by Dr. Sherri E. Ritter

March 3, 2014 at 9:00 am

Posted in Cool Finds, iPad

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  1. Thank you very much, Dr. Ritter! Most of the true sensor readings are very accurate. Calculated readings, primarily altitude, can be off if other readings change very quickly. We’re working to make the unit better overall going forward, with friendlier apps, and other way of collecting data.

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