ARVE Swiss Air Quality System
What we do
Your health and safety are our most important concerns. For this purpose, a small box was installed, which measures and monitors the indoor air quality in real-time and creating an ideal place to relax, sleep and work. The data is analyzed using artificial intelligence and machine learning. To guarantee a healthy environment for you and our staff, we might take reactive measures upon certain alerts.
Good indoor air quality is important for human well-being. It affects both cognitive abilities and productivity and can lead to lack of concentration and energy, headaches or even poor sleep.
The ARVE Swiss air quality system aims to improve indoor air quality so that you can feel healthy and safe with us again.
How ARVE works
The ARVE Sens at the wall in your hotel room measures temperature, humidity, Air quality index, aerosols, CO2 and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
All sensor data is sent to the ARVE cloud and analyzed there with artificial intelligence. The management has access to the data and analyses and can monitor the air quality in the hotel rooms. In case of poor values, proactive actions can be taken for your benefit.
The data is completely anonymous. No personal information is being collected or recorded. Personal information refers to the information that personally identifies you, such as your name, email address or billing information, or other data that can be reasonably used to infer this information.
Would you like to view your data? Then scan the QR code in your room and you will get access to the measurements.
What we measure
Air Quality Index (AQI)
AQI means air quality index. It is used by government agencies and internationally recognized as an air quality rating that runs from 0 to 500. The higher the AQI value, the greater the level of air pollution and the greater the health concern.
The AQI is divided into six categories. Each category corresponds to a different level of health concern. Each category also has a specific color. The color makes it easy for people to quickly determine whether air quality is reaching unhealthy levels in their communities.
An aerosol is a collection of solid particles or liquid droplets dispersed in air. They are 10'000 times smaller than human hair. Aerosols can travel great distances and can linger in the air for minutes to hours. It has been proven that aerosols can transport viruses and other diseases such as SARS-Cov-2.
Carbon Dioxid (CO2)
Carbon Dioxide or CO2 is a greenhouse gas that is natural and harmless in small quantities, but as levels rise it can affect productivity and sleep. Most commonly produced indoors by the air we exhale, CO2 levels concentrate indoors with less ventilation.
When CO2 levels are high, reduce occupancy in the room, improve the ventilation or open a window
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are toxic chemicals that easily become vapors or gases. VOCs include a variety of chemicals, some of which may have adverse health effects. Concentrations of many VOCs are consistently higher indoors (up to ten times higher) than outdoors. VOCs are emitted by a wide array of products that contain organic solvents, such as building materials, furniture, cleaning products and cosmetics.
Relative humidity is the amount of water vapor actually in the air, expressed as a percentage of the maximum amount of water vapor the air can hold at the same temperature. It is shown as a percent. For example, a relative humidity of 50 percent means the air is holding one half of the water vapor it can hold.