Indoor Air Quality and Wellbeing - Enabling Awareness and Sensitivity with Ambient IoT Displays

  • Andreas SeidererEmail author
  • Ilhan Aslan
  • Chi Tai Dang
  • Elisabeth André
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11912)


The quality of indoor air exerts influence on the wellbeing of people. However, people rarely notice a constant and creeping deterioration of indoor air. Especially in enclosed places where several people get together, like meeting rooms, school rooms and public transportation, bad air quality might cause a reduction of cognitive performance, increased headache, fatigue and sleepiness. This paper describes and discusses a privacy respecting system, built with low cost IoT components and open-source software, that informs room occupants about bad air quality with ambient lights. Additionally, the status of the windows is indicated so that they are not forgotten to be closed after airing. We conducted a workshop with an implementation of the system with five users and present the results which show the usefulness and desirability of ambient notifications for indoor air quality monitoring.


Ambient display Ambient light Air quality Smart home Context-aware system Human wellbeing Ubiquitous computing 



We want to thank Andrés Caro Quintul for his help with parts of the prototype.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andreas Seiderer
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ilhan Aslan
    • 1
  • Chi Tai Dang
    • 1
  • Elisabeth André
    • 1
  1. 1.Augsburg UniversityAugsburgGermany

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