A sensor developed from nanotechnology packs a wallop of healthy, safe and green capabilities for ‘smart buildings’
The concept of smart buildings was first introduced in the early 1980s as “a new generation of
buildings that almost think for themselves called intelligent buildings”. Today’s advanced technology has moved beyond wireless video monitors and remote access to locks and lighting.
Among new advances, an interdisciplinary research team at the Georgia Institute of Technology has developed and manufactured electronic sensors that can wirelessly alert users to the presence
of chemical vapours in the atmosphere.