State-of-the-art air quality measurement: Instascope
InstaScope detects mold using optical detection and identification technology for detecting biological aerosols. More specifically, an internal spectrophotometer is used to inspect the particles in the air, one at a time. As the Instascope instrument is moved through a room, particles of air are drawn into the InstaScope to detect and identify each particle as though it were under a microscope.
As each particle reflects the light, an optical “signature” is generated and analyzed. InstaScope then analyzes the spores and compares their signature to those of common molds listed in the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) library, distinguishing between specific types of mold and common household dust or other biological material and particulate.
All of this is done in real time!