Use of real-time inhalable dust monitor

Use of real-time inhalable dust monitor


From wearables to smart buildings, from autonomous vehicles to smart cities, sensors are constantly improving in our lives. In occupational health and safety, sensors are widely used for exposure monitoring, emergency response and a safer human-machine interface. Using a sensor as a real-time respirable dust monitor is a targeted application for its own specific challenges. The information provided by the real-time inhalable dust monitor can be used to identify tasks and activities throughout the working day, during which workers may be exposed to above-average concentrations. Monitors can assess the effectiveness and efficiency of engineering control techniques and work practices. In the future, dust sensors may be used for intelligent adjustment of control technology. The first real-time dust monitor used in the professional environment is bulky, complex to use and has limited functionality. Since then, these monitors have become small enough to be monitored personally using advanced displays and software, and in some cases to transmit and share data in real time via Bluetooth and cloud technology. As their popularity increases, it is important to understand the performance of these monitors.