breath measurement News

  • Researchers say space sensors good for terrestrial use

    Scientists at the European Space Agency (ESA) have announced that miniaturised ceramic gas sensors have found a new niche, and it's not in space. These sensors are used for measuring oxygen levels for spacecraft re-entry vehicles. But a group of experts in space technology have shown that the smaller sensors can be used to strengthen heater combustion control, as well as to improve human breath ...

  • Space sensor perks up environmental protection and medical analysis

    Miniaturised ceramic gas sensors, originally developed for measuring oxygen levels for spacecraft re-entry vehicles, enables improved human breath measurement apparatus, better control of heater combustion thereby reducing pollution, and higher safety in fuel cell manufacturing. It all began in 1993 when the Institute of Space Systems (IRS) of the University of Stuttgart started to develop ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • Reducing Warm Up Time of NDIR Gas Sensors

    MEMS-based electrically-efficient infrared sources from Axetris — In a number of gas detection applications, a short warm-up time of the gas sensor is critical. Especially for applications where discrete measurements need to be made, and where the gas sensor is not continuously switched on, a short warm-up time is absolutely essential. This is the case for portable gas detection devices, ...


    By Axetris AG

  • NIH, ONC, and EPA award $100,000 to winner of health and technology challenge

    The challenge was held by the National Institutes of Health, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). New technology that creates a personal, portable, and wearable air pollution sensor, developed under the My Air, My Health Challenge, was announced today ...

  • Senate rejects bid to block carbon standards

    Late last night, the Senate rejected a bid to block standards to limit the dangerous carbon pollution that is driving climate change. The measure, an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Resolution proposed by Sen. James Inhofe, R-OK, would have prohibited the Environmental Protection Agency and the executive branch from developing standards under the Clean Air Act to limit carbon emissions ...

  • IONICON PTR-TOF instruments deployed for COVID-19 detection in breath

    There is a high probability that this disease can be detected in the exhaled breath but also monitoring the impact of treatment or medication is highly relevant. Sampling exhaled breath is non-invasive and simple. But the analysis is the challenge: Several hundred volatile compounds have so far been identified in exhaled breath and their range of concentrations, typically in the parts-per-billion ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • Polluted Baltic Sea looking for a regeneration strategy

    Summertime is here, and so are the blue-green algae blooms feeding off the heavily polluted Baltic Sea. Yet swimming might become a better prospect in the coming years. On 10 June the European Commission issued a long-awaited proposal for an EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea region. The paper for a first regional-level EU policy aims at generating fresh momentum for co-operation in an area that ...


    By European Parliament

  • BOHS membership underpins instrumentation service

    Instrumentation specialist Ashtead Technology has joined the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS), in order to ensure that its staff are kept abreast of the latest developments in occupational safety. Branch Manager Alan Hasson says: “Our customers expect us to be able to offer advice on the most appropriate test and monitoring instruments for every job and BOHS membership will ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Lufft WS100 for Precipitation Monitoring - Register now for the webinar!

    You are invited to our webinar about the Lufft WS100 radar precipitation sensor. Here you will learn everything important about the measurement technology, installation, calibration, fields of application, product benefits as well as its differentiation from other technologies. Presenters:  Kurt Nemeth is Program Manager for ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • Air Pollution: Singapore shuts schools, distributes free masks for haze

    Singapore shut schools Friday and began distributing free anti-pollution masks to the elderly and other vulnerable people as a thick smoky haze cast covered the island-nation witirh pollution reaching its worst level this year. The haze - a pall of grayness that resembles wintry fog and virtually obliterates the skyline while even seeping ...


    By Associated Press

  • Owlstone Secures Share of £12.7m SBRI Healthcare Funding to Develop Lung Cancer Diagnostic Technology

    Owlstone have been awarded an SBRI Healthcare development contract, which will fund in-house development and testing of Owlstone’s Lonestar Analyzer, for use in the diagnosis of lung cancer. Following the Nokia Sensing XChallenge distinguished award secured in 2013, this funding will further efforts to apply Owlstone’s chemical ...


    By Owlstone Nanotech, Inc.

  • 2000 Health Centres in Areas Breaching WHO air quality Guidelines

    New analysis by the British Lung Foundation (BLF), and Cambridge Environmental Research Consultants (CERC), has revealed that more than ...

  • Getting processes in shape for the future

    Endress+Hauser at ACHEMA 2018 Endress+Hauser, process automation experts with an in-depth understanding of production workflows, offer plant operators a wide portfolio for both lab and process applications. With comprehensive automation solutions and leading-edge measurement technologies, the company is helping its customers prepare for ...


    By Endress Hauser AG

  • Glasgow Caledonian Researchers and SST Sensing Ltd Sensing To Develop New Industry Sensors

    Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) researchers are collaborating with SST Sensing, manufacturer of electronic fluid and gas sensors, to develop new sensors which measure levels of oxygen in the air for a wide range of industrial applications. Funded by a two-year Knowledge Transfer Partnership ...


    By SST Sensing Ltd

  • Finalists of air pollution sensor challenge announced

    Four finalists have been selected in the My Air, My Health Challenge, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and its challenge partners. Each finalist will receive $15,000, and will transform their designs to measure air pollutants and related physiological measurements into working systems. One overall winner will receive a cash award of $100,000 to be announced in June 2013. The ...

  • New ocean threats underline need for urgent action to protect the high seas

    Gland, Switzerland, October 24, 2007 (IUCN) – New threats to the marine environment are arising from unregulated activities in areas beyond national jurisdiction such as ocean iron fertilization, seismic testing and bioprospecting, experts have warned. International marine policy experts convening in New York warned that, in conjunction with the predicted effects of climate change, these ...

  • Researchers with New England Connections Earn EPA Award for Innovative Research

    A team of three New England-educated scientists who have designed an innovative clothing line to help measure the harmful health effects of air pollution has been awarded $100,000 in a prestigious federal award. The winning team includes Gabrielle Dockterman of Carlisle, Mass., David Kuller of Milan, Italy, formerly of Minnesota, and Dot Kelly of Darien, Conn. The team was honored by the US ...

  • Perfect Storm for Air Monitors

    Following the Supreme Court’s recent judgement, the new Government will have to take urgent action to reduce urban pollution and to instigate monitoring regimes that are able to demonstrate success or failure of the new measures. This has happened at an ideal time for Air Monitors, who have recently launched technology that is able to do so at a fraction of the cost of traditional monitors. ...

  • Air pollution set to exceed limits at four out of five Breathe London sites

    Last month Environmental Defense Fund Europe (EDFE) together with Mayor Sadiq Khan are releasing the second wave of data from Breathe London, an ambitious collaborative project to measure and map air pollution across the capital. In addition to nitrogen dioxide (NO2) measurements from the network’s 100+ stationary AQMesh pods, the interactive map now includes preliminary data from the ...


    By AQMesh

  • EPA and partners announce “my air, my health challenge”

    To help researchers, communities, and doctors better understand the connection between air quality and a person’s health, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Coordinator for Health Information Technology announced a nationwide challenge called My ...

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