A novel wireless wearable volatile organic compound (VOC) monitoring device with disposable sensors

Yue Deng, Cheng Chen, Xiaojun Xian, Francis Tsow, Gaurav Verma, Rob McConnell, Scott Fruin, Nongjian Tao, Erica Forzani

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A novel portable wireless volatile organic compound (VOC) monitoring device with disposable sensors is presented. The device is miniaturized, light, easy-to-use, and cost-effective. Different field tests have been carried out to identify the operational, analytical, and functional performance of the device and its sensors. The device was compared to a commercial photo-ionization detector, gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, and carbon monoxide detector. In addition, environmental operational conditions, such as barometric change, temperature change and wind conditions were also tested to evaluate the device performance. The multiple comparisons and tests indicate that the proposed VOC device is adequate to characterize personal exposure in many real-world scenarios and is applicable for personal daily use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number2060
JournalSensors (Switzerland)
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 3 2016



  • Epidemiology study
  • Personal monitor
  • Photo ionization detector (PID)
  • Volatile organic compound (VOC)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Instrumentation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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