A Humidex is short for humidity index and is a value that is calculated, not measured.
It originates back from 1965 and it describes how hot or humid weather feels to a human being.
It combines temperature and dew points into one computed value, the higher the dewpoint, the more moisture there is in the air.
The Humidex formula goes as followed: humidex = (air temperature in Celsius) + h. h = (0.5555)*(e — 10.0)
The difference between humidity and humidex is that humidity is the dampness in the air, while humidex is a measurement used to reflect the combined effect of heat and humidity to determine the temperature felt by a person.
Levels of Humidity
Humidity which is above 50% is typically considered to be too high while humidity below 30% is considered to be too low.
The ideal range of relative humidity for a home is between 30% and 50% according to the EPA.
If the air within a room is 100 percent relative humidity, the sweat of our bodies will not evaporate into the air.
If the relative humidity is low however, we can feel cool due to the fact that the sweat evaporates easily and cools us off.
It is impossible to hit a humidity level of zero percent due to the way Earth’s climate and weather conditions work. Water vapor is always present within our air, even if only in minute quantities.
How Do You Measure Humidex?
The UbiBot line of products features sensors that can measure the temperature and the level of humidity within a room. You are able to set alert rules for the Humidex readings. And, the readings can be displayed in both Fahrenheit and Celsius degree. Currently, it’s available on the Ubibot web console: console.ubibot.io.
The UbiBot line of products is also connected through its IoT platform that allows them to communicate with one another, and as such, they can measure the level of humidex within a given room, giving you insight if you can handle the heat at the moment.
This is especially useful for business owners that have enormous warehouses filled with workers who want to perform well and excel at their jobs, and making sure that the temperature and humidity are ideal for their work environment is a must.
What Products Can Get the Job Done
Many UbiBot devices can continuously monitor the temperature and humidity within a room, but today we will be looking at the UbiBot WS1, the UbiBot WS1 Pro, and the UbiBot GS1.
What makes each of these devices special and what exactly makes them unique?
The UbiBot WS1 device is the standard one, coming with excellent sensors for both temperature and humidity, which can give you amazing insights into the conditions in your home, office, or factory and successfully calculate the humidex within the room.
The UbiBot WS1 Pro is a more advanced version of the previous product but with an added large LCD screen and Mobile connectivity alongside the WiFi connectivity, making it an overall better device as you can clearly see everything at a glance even before loading up the UbiBot application.
The UbiBot GS1 is a mix of the two, but with an added benefit of being waterproof and dust resistant.
This means that it should be able to withstand the harsher environment and is suitable for places where it might take a lot of beating.
All of this is connected through the UbiBot IoT Platform, which can be easily accessed from both a static desktop computer or a laptop through a web browser, or through any mobile device from its official application, where you can receive alerts and set up different activities to trigger when a certain temperature or level of humidity is measured.
Explaining the Platform Services
To put it into perspective, the devices work like this:
The UbiBot smart Device features a perfect sensor in one tiny device, once these measurements are made, they are synced to the Ubibot IoT platform, and the information and analysis generated here are eventually transferred to you.
The way at which you receive this information is up to you, but you can be alerted through four methods.
- The first and most preferable method is through App Notifications as these are completely free and can be easily recognized.
- The second method is through which you can receive notifications is through email, as you can receive up to 200 free email alerts per device, or you are charged 3 credits per extra 1000 emails.
- The third method is through SMS, where you are charged 0.02 credits per SMS(fees vary in different regions).
- The fourth method is through a Call, where you are charged 0.03 credits per call(fees vary in different regions).
Of course, this is not where the beauty of the IoT platform stops.
You can also use IFTTT to configure millions of different IFTTT events such as turning on the hue light when UbiBot senses that the light is becoming low and other such events.
It also integrates efficiently with a platform from a company you might have heard of known as Google.
You can connect to Google Drive, more specifically, the Spreadsheets platform, where raw data is generated and transferred to you with real-time sync.
You also get the added benefit of a high level of data security and data integrity, which makes it appealing.
It also integrates exceptionally well with both Google Home and Alexa, where you can give voice commands to the devices to receive some kind of notification or trigger a set of events that were preconfigured.
You Are Never Alone
Possibly one of the best features of all of this is the fact that all of this information can be shared with a person you give access too.
This means that, if you are a business owner, and want a manager to go over the level of humidex within the company, he can easily gain access to all of the statistics and analysis which is made on a daily basis and configure things accordingly.
The data sharing function allows for around the clock monitoring, real-time observation, shared alerts and can be managed within the UbiBot application itself.
This allows for a high level of flexibility and freedom within the work you want to do with this device and will not let everything fall on your shoulders, but can be shared with teammates, colleagues or friends.