SOURCE: RSens

RSens

October 22, 2014 07:00 ET

ARIA™, the First Accurate & Affordable Home Radon & Indoor Pollution Monitor, Alerts Homeowners to Cancer-Causing Gas in Real Time

Stylish, Smartphone-Compatible Device From RSens® Detects the Indoor Hazard That Causes 21,000 US Lung Cancer Deaths Annually

MODENA, ITALY--(Marketwired - Oct 22, 2014) - We don't think about radon in our home. We prefer to think that it can't happen to us, or that we don't live in a radon "hot zone." We have smoke detectors to protect against fire, and carbon monoxide detectors so we don't die in our sleep, but until now there has never been a simple, accurate and affordable home monitor to test for radon, the deadly radioactive gas that causes up to 21,000 deaths from lung cancer per year in the United States. Home radon testing was confined to expensive professional services or time-consuming, highly error-prone do-it yourself tests.

Now the ARIA radon monitor delivers immediate data and ongoing monitoring of the levels of radon and indoor pollutants (such as Volatile Organic Compounds, VOC) in any room. Designed to be part of the Connected Home, ARIA sits on a shelf and its LEDs provide immediate visual cues on air quality while it also streams detailed information to a mobile app which displays detailed graphical reports and sends alerts.

"ARIA is as easy to use as a smoke detector and very accurate, so we are now potentially preventing thousands from getting lung cancer because of radon exposure. This deadly gas kills over six times more people than fire or carbon monoxide every year," said Luca Bidinelli, CEO of Modena, Italy-based RSens srl. "ARIA uses proven technology and makes consumer home testing possible. If you had the chance to find out immediately whether your family was living in a radon-filled environment, wouldn't you take it so that you could address the problem?"

Radon is common and very dangerous

Radon is a naturally occurring, odorless, radiation-filled gas that seeps into our homes from the surrounding soil, and exposure to radon in our homes causes 21,000 lung cancer deaths every year in the US. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that 1 in 15 American homes may have elevated levels of radon. Not confined to the US alone, the indoor radon problem exists all around the world, with levels varying greatly. The World Health Organization has studied the problem, assessed the risks and published guidelines to mitigate the problem. Without accurate testing, there is no way of knowing the radon risk.

ARIA from RSens is stylish and high performing, based on professional-grade technology

  • Utilizes patented technology from RSens; relying on unique professional-caliber particle sensing for radon, and commercial grade sensors for other home and office air pollutants known as VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) 
  • Costs only a fraction of what a professional device or service can cost ($249 for ARIA)
  • Features LED lights that provide immediate visual cues for safe or unsafe air quality levels and sends more detailed information to the homeowner's smartphone so that the threat can be resolved through proper ventilation
  • Provides continuous information on radon levels after only one hour and delivers ongoing data on concentration levels to give you a precise and consistent index of indoor threat levels over months 
  • Designed to connect with connected/smart home ventilation systems to trigger automatic start of venting systems when air quality drops below a safe level
  • Features smart contemporary design to blend in with any home environment, with a whimsical whale-like shape appropriate for bedroom, office or living area; its small size enables discreet placement on a shelf, table or cabinet

Be Part of the IndieGoGo Launch!

ARIA is launching today on IndieGoGo to crowd-fund the final manufacturing costs. Donors who assist in funding or who pre-purchase the unit will receive various ARIA perks. Units will be available for sale and distribution commercially in late 2015 and will cost approximately $249.

About RSens

RSens is a radon detection technology company which developed the RStone, an innovative Radon gas sensor designed for the professional radon detection services market. RSens is now deploying this highly accurate patented technology in a consumer-level radon detection device called ARIA. The RSens project was started by engineers in 2009 and the company, based in Modena, Italy launched in 2011.

Links to Video and Photos here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/96020427@N07/sets/72157648740728271/

Radon and statistics:

http://www.epa.gov/radon/zonemap.html 
http://www.epa.gov/radon/healthrisks.html#IowaStudy and http://www.radonweek.org/
http://www.usfa.fema.gov/data/statistics/ - US Fire Administration
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6303a6.htm - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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