Carnegie Mellon University
December 01, 2014

Carnegie Mellon and Heinz Endowments To Demonstrate New Technology Enabling Citizens To Document Air Quality

Pittsburgh Residents Can Access Sophisticated Imaging Technologies for Visual Air Pollution

By Byron Spice, Carnegie Mellon / 412-268-9068 (office) / 412-559-8501 (cell)
     John Ellis, The Heinz Endowments / 412-338-2657

PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University's CREATE Lab and The Heinz Endowments will present and demonstrate BreatheCam, a new component of the Breathe Project at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 3 in the CREATE Lab.

BreatheCam gives Pittsburgh area residents direct access to some of the world's most sophisticated technology for documenting visual pollution in the air they breathe.
Subra Suresh, president of Carnegie Mellon University, and Grant Oliphant, president of The Heinz Endowments, will be joined by Illah Nourbakhsh, professor of robotics and CREATE Lab director, and Phil Johnson, interim director of The Heinz Endowments environmental programs.

Carnegie Mellon's CREATE Lab is on the lower level of the Robert Mehrabian Collaborative Innovation Center (CIC) at 4720 Forbes Ave. Parking is available in the CIC parking garage, which can be accessed via S. Neville St. From Fifth Avenue. Follow Neville south and go under the Forbes Avenue bridge; the parking garage will be immediately to your left.