Journal of Advances in Information Technology, Vol 3, No 1 (2012), 64-68, Feb 2012

A Prognostics Framework for Health Degradation and Air Pollution Concentrations

Bernard Fong, G. Y. Hong


Air pollution is known to cause a wide range of diseases that have led to countless cases of premature mortality. Although pollution in a massive scale is uncontrollable by individual inhabitant, the negative impact on health as a direct result on indoor air pollution can be reduced by appropriate preventive actions. Smart home technology allows ventilation to be controlled through condition-based monitoring of the air pollutant concentration in the room. This paper describes a prognostics framework that regulates in-room ventilation, the algorithm can be fed into a smart home control system for prevention of a number of respiratory diseases.


Bio-syndromic surveillance, environmental health, smart home control


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