Monitor your indoor air quality with Kaiterra

Kaiterra creates awareness

Nowadays people are more aware of the dangers of indoor air pollution. Therefore, Kaiterra is a company that creates monitoring devices for indoor air quality. Their latest product – the Laser Egg 2+ is a laser-based light scattering to count particles in the air. It provides information about the room’s air quality, concentration as well as particle count. This not only helps users to stay up to date on their homes’ air but also lets them test the efficiency of air purifiers. The air monitoring devices use data collected by governmental institutions, weather models, and satellite imagery to provide accurate reports.

Laser Egg 2+ features:

  • Laser-based light scattering technology that provides real-time, high accuracy readings of PM2.5 concentration
  • High precision TVOC sensor that can detect levels of formaldehyde, toluene, and other compounds
  • Temperature, humidity, and weather forecast monitoring and displays
  • End-to-end encryption security for iOS devices, including iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Apple Watch
  • Siri voice control available for iOS devices
  • Air quality alerts and notifications via iOS Home app
  • Customizable settings: language, AQI standards, and screen brightness
  • Automatic calibration to user’s location
  • Kaiterra app compatibility, available for iOS and Android devices

Kaiterra CEO Liam Bates explains, “Our customers — especially those who’ve just renovated their homes and have young children — have been asking for a TVOC sensor ever since we first launched the Laser Egg line. This simple device lets users understand their indoor air quality better, and it pinpoints the pollution sources to help them work on improving the air they breathe.”

Recently Kaiterra showcased their product at Startup Festival 2017 in Seoul, South Korea.

Kaiterra as a counteract to Korea’s worsened air quality

Fine dust covers the cityscape of Jongno-gu and Lotte World Tower in Jamsil, Seoul, on Thursday. (Yonhap)

According to the latest OECD report, South Korea has the worst air quality among the OECD nations. The global organization predicts that premature deaths from outdoor air pollution are expected to triple by 2060. Last month the government called out an emergency state as the level of fine dust concentration alarmingly reached up to 157 micrograms per cubic meter from Jan 16 to 17th. Due to the increase of several health problems Korean government waived it’s public transportation fees and asked citizens to avoid outside activities. In addition, the city also shut down parking lots at government buildings and implemented an alternate-day driving system for public employees.  While bringing more Kaiterra products to Korean households will not automatically improve the country’s air quality, it does help citizens to stay alert to any changes.

Sue Nguyen

Sue is a Visual Content Creator and Social Media Manager at Startup Radar. She is a creative from Berlin and speaks 4 languages fluently. Message her in German, English, Korean or Vietnamese: sue@startupradar.asia

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