Whare Hauora is a charitable trust, working to measure the quality of the environment we live in: the rooms of our homes.
We provide sensors, for free, to families who live in social housing or private rentals. Together with the app we built they can gather data and make decisions on their living conditions based on real data collected in their own home realtime.
Evidence of actual conditions will take out the guess work. Rooms are compared against WHO standards, and against each other, so a resident can decide which room is best to sleep in, or which room needs the most urgent improvements.
WhareSensors measures the temperature and humidity of a room every 30 seconds. Place sensors in each room you spend significant time in, your bedrooms, and the main living space. The sensors discover each other wirelessly and form a mesh network, sending their readings to each other. One "gateway" unit, placed in the centre of the home will gather up all readings, and send to Whare Hauora for analysis.
Within days, we'll create a summary of the home environment, as it changes from day to night, warm to cold. Over the course of the year you'll create a profile of the seasons. You may learn that your child's room is well suited to sleeping in summer, but the temperature drops too low overnight in winter. Your living space may be too humid from cooking or lack of ventilation, and likely to allow mould growth. As you make changes to your home, you can measure the difference.
What gets measured, gets managed. Remove the guesswork. Reassure yourself on your home's quality or learn where to focus improvement
Whare Hauora wouldn't exist without the huge support of RabidTechnologies, who have allowed their staff to work on the app, for free, during work hours. Rabid allow staff to donate up to 20% of their work time to charities, and several Rabid staff have chosen Whare Hauora to contribute to
OSHPark print pretty purple circuit boards. OshPark have donated free PCB printing for several of our prototype runs.