We are a team of four microengineering students from EPFL, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland.
We completed our Bachelor’s degree in 2016 and since then, Micha and Ben went on with their Master’s studies, Chloe took a year off exploring the world and Yoann settled on a scientific base in Antarctica.
We developed BeMap to empower people by giving them a tool to measure their exposure to atmospheric pollutants. For many city residents, air pollution is an important health concern, but remains difficult to identify as it often remains invisible.
We believe that people can and should be able to control their exposure to air pollution. We also believe that everyone can contribute, not only people with degrees and technical expertise. This is why we open-sourced BeMap : users can modify and customise their devices, and everyone can access the crowd-sourced data, even with modest technological knowledge.