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Radon gas meter for the consumer market

On 5 January 2017, the Norwegian technology company Airthings introduced its new smart radon gas meter called Airthings Wave. It was launched during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, the world’s largest consumer electronics event. Launching a product at a leading global event is a rare occurrence for a Norwegian technology company. The designers at EGGS are proud to have contributed to designing and developing the product, digital elements, product identity and the company’s visual profile. The result is an intuitive, but potentially life-extending product.

Hånd som holder radongassmåler.
Airthings Wave is yet another solution that shows how innovation in technology - the Internet of Things (IOT) - makes technology that was previously only available to professionals available to the public at large.
Tegninger og plakater med ideer og bilder.
Simple construction and production were possible thanks to frequent prototyping with 3D printing and ongoing testing of the distribution of all components and electronics throughout the entire product design process.

Affects millions of people

Radon is a radioactive gas that seeps out of stone and soil in the ground. In the U.S. alone, radon is the second largest cause of lung cancer after smoking and leads to 21,000 deaths annually. Radon can seep into homes, office buildings and school buildings through cracks and small openings and contaminate the air. That is why radon is considered a major health risk that affects millions of people around the world.

Telefon med applikasjon.
Airthings Wave: A smart radon sensor that synchronises with a corresponding app via Bluetooth. EGGS was responsible for the design of the sensor, as well as the digital design of the application, and provided an intuitive interaction design in the form of both aesthetics and an optimal user experience.

Easy measurement of radon levels

In the past, measuring whether there was radon in a building entailed a tediously long process and the use of professionals. A full evaluation could take up to two weeks. Airthings Wave lets you easily measure radon levels yourself using an easy-to-install ceiling sensor that automatically synchronises with an app on our mobile phone via Bluetooth. It gives you accurate measurements, collects data over time and lets you monitor radon level, changes and take measures if the levels are hazardous to health.