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Helping to clear the air

Everyone knows how the atmosphere at work can turn sour – but what if you could prove it for sure? Of course, there’s always room for interpretation when it comes to judging air quality, but the innovative Foobot on show at CeBIT can now eliminate any doubt.

17 Feb. 2016

Today, we spend about 90 percent of our time indoors, where the air quality is often much worse than the “fresh air” of the great outdoors. That revelation prompted Luxembourg-based Airboxlab SA decided to sniff out a solution. Airboxlab was established to find a fast-acting and simple means of detecting indoor air pollutants such as volatile organic compounds, fine particles, harmful smoke and chemical products. After more than two years in research and development, the startup is bringing Foobot to CeBIT 2016 in Hannover.

Foobot isn’t much bigger than a conventional smartphone and comes with an app to sync it with just such a device. The small box can be set up anywhere indoors, where it scans the air 24/7 to detect the fine particles responsible for allergies, for example. It can also monitor the chemical components that can leach out of devices, floor and wall coverings and furniture. What’s more, the super sniffer helps users find the perfect room temperature and humidity level. Foobot's makers say it’s the first smart device designed to help the general public look out for their health and wellbeing this way. After all, Foobot doesn’t just have a nose for good air quality, but the app also offers expert advice to help users improve their indoor environment. Unfortunately, when it’s the boss who’s causing the bad atmosphere at work, not even this smart tool can help!

AIRBOXLAB S.A., Hall 11, Stand D65

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