Buildings have heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems to bring fresh air into a building, heat or cool it for comfort, and move it through all the rooms in the building. HVAC systems are complex and must be engineered carefully to ensure that every room has a steady flow of air to keep it comfortable. Any breakdown in existing HVAC equipment or installation of new equipment forces hospitals to remeasure the airflow.
SāfAIR™ incorporates HVAC equipment and measures the impact of any equipment changes. It considers the whole facility, not just a few rooms. In maintenance projects, we work closely with hospital engineering teams and their contractors during the diagnostic phase. This reduces cost since it allows hospitals to identify problems earlier and consider less costly alternatives. We also work with hospitals in major capital projects. We help hospital management teams optimize new facilities and select systems that minimize the risk of airborne infections.
Developing New Applications
We have already started researching new applications that incorporate the important features of SāfAIR™ with other data sources. We intend to use our system to piggy-back on existing systems to create real-time signals and eventually predict future events which could expose patients and staff to an airborne infection risk. Life Balance Technologies will not try to develop new gadgets; our role is to connect existing technology with our data in order to manage facilities proactively.