Indoor Air Quality Product Releases Bring A Breath Of Fresh Air To CES 2022
The Consumer Technology Association kickstarted the new year with CES 2022, running from the 5th until the 7th of January in Las Vegas. Over the course of three days, hundreds of technology providers showcased their products to the world, with many firms using the occasion to launch new solutions. The event highlighted that there had been a surge of innovation across indoor air quality technology aimed at making homes and workplaces healthier. This market has massive momentum as global health bodies and governmental organizations, such as the WHO and US EPA, highlighted that frequently replacing indoor air with fresh or sterilized air should be a key part of mitigating the risk of coronavirus spread in buildings.
During the event, Norway-headquartered IAQ sensor provider Airthings announced two new sensors for its View product line that have either a particulate or radon focus. These sensors complement its flagship View Plus sensor, which tracks seven different metrics, and enables buyers to target specific pollutants more cost-effectively. Disruptive Technologies, a provider of small wireless IoT sensors for the workplace, released a wireless IAQ sensor with a 10-year battery life that measures CO2 concentration, temperature, humidity and barometric pressure. eLichens, a gas sensor provider, used CES 2022 to announce a new IAQ monitor aimed at workplaces, schools and homes. In addition to products that monitor indoor air quality, several firms released solutions for improving indoor air quality. Atmofizer Technologies released a range of air purifiers for the workplace, including a small desktop system. South Korea-based provider of home health solutions, Coway, announced plans to expand its market presence in the UK and Northern Europe by introducing a new air purifier into its expanding lineup.
Indoor air quality is firmly cementing itself as a major part of the wider healthy buildings trend, which is receiving growing interest from corporate real estate leaders looking to improve the indoor environment of offices and encourage employees back to the workplace. Building technology providers should not ignore the ever-increasing demand for indoor health solutions and be prepared to compete against a growing number of firms targeting both the residential and commercial office market with IAQ sensors and purification systems.