Environmental hazards — including poor air quality or contaminated water — may impact the health of faculty, staff, and students exposed and can make for unsafe working and learning environments, especially for those with preexisting health conditions such as asthma, lung cancer, or other issues. Oftentimes, schools aren’t aware of the hazard or the extent of it and may not be able to make decisions that could protect vulnerable members of the school community.
Goals and Objectives
Monitor school facilities in real time for environmental hazards to be able to proactively protect faculty, staff, and students from preventable harm.
IoT sensors, mobile devices, analytics and AI, data visualization, cloud-based geospatial tools, automated alerting
Use Case Summary
Schools are protecting faculty, staff, and students by reducing exposure to environmental risks. They accomplish this by providing school leaders with accurate information from tools such as air quality monitoring systems that can detect high pollen levels, extreme temperatures, smog, and smoke from wildfires to be able to warn the school community of potential environmental threats (e.g., warning students with asthma before they come to school).