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logo for BRE4TH - a woman's face in profile breathing a stream of neon yellow, orange and pink breath logo of the Wellcome Trust

BEE ARTS COMMUNITY INTEREST COMPANY RESEARCHED AND DEVELOPED THE ARTISTIC POSSIBILITIES FOR A NEW WORK BASED ON THE NON-INVASIVE DIAGNOSIS OF BREATH. THIS PROJECT WAS FUNDED BY THE WELLCOME TRUST.

AUGUST 2009 - MARCH 2010

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WHAT IS THE BRE4TH PROJECT?



A core team of two multimedia artists (Terry Braun and Gabi Braun) and a medical physicist (Dr Margaret O'Hara), supported by additional project team members (software developer, Arpad Ray; medical imaging advisor, Dr Stuart Green), are collaborating to Research and Develop new ways of producing dynamic computer visualisations and sonifications of disease diagnosis via breath.

Reflecting the thirty different diseases and conditions potentially diagnosable by Proton Transfer Reaction Mass Spectrometry, this project aims to explore the diagnosis of human breath. The R&D results will be published on this website, and form the basis for this work’s further development into a multiplatform, multi-audience arts project.

This R&D work may also be useful to medical practitioners and the public to further their understanding of:

  • The function of these new non-invasive diagnostic tools

  • The importance of early diagnosis and the hidden functions of human breath.



To find out more or to contact Terry or Gabi Braun, please use the following email addresses or call 0208 670 5323:


terrybraun (at) beearts (dot) org (dot) uk

gabibraun (at) beearts (dot) org (dot) uk

Clear peaks signifying high concentrations of some volatile organic compounds can be seen in this breath analysis using the manufacturer's visualisation software.



Terry Braun, Arpad Ray and Gabi Braun discussing the development of the software framework for BRE4TH.