The project is to blend modern ESP8266 IoT /wiFi with existing MicroChip processors to create wearable gear suitable for use anywhere to detect, log, archive and alert both the wearer and remote monitoring sites (Industrial Control rooms) of unusual levels of airborne hazards such as petrogas, ammonia, Co2, CO, volatile alcohols, smoke and so forth. It interfaces sensors, processors, IoT Wifi , power management and handheld smart devices to do this. This creates Gestalt environmental monitoring with real time data availability wherever the gear is worn.
Using an ESP01 unit programmed by an arduino sketch to auto log in to the wifi I got the ESP to publish a webpage in Chrome on the android phone that triggers an alert when the gas sensor (LPG) signal goes logic low.
All wearable running off a phone power bank. Everything boots up in about 10 seconds.
I like the webpage approach as it means anyone on the wifi can be in the loop with a simple link.
A custom app to do graphing/gps and data logging etc. is being looked at.
Do you have any modular sensor kits in mind? I'm interested in that for my BotSpine project ( https://hackaday.io/project/9006-botspine ). We currently connect our radiation sensors. The ability to easily add chemical sensors would be great!