Canāree Air Quality Monitor Wins 2023 Edge AI and Vision Product of the Year Award

Scottsdale, Arizona and Mississauga, Ontario – May 23, 2023. Piera Systems Inc. (“Piera”) today announced that its ground-breaking Canāree Air Quality Monitor has won the 2023 Edge AI and Vision Product of the Year Award for Best Enterprise Edge AI End Product. The announcement was made at the Embedded Vision Summit in Santa Clara, CA.

The highly accurate Canāree family of Air Quality Monitors (AQM) are built using Piera’s patented Intelligent Particle Sensor (“IPS”) technology, combining ease-of-use and rapid deployment with unparalleled particle measurement and environmental sensing capabilities. Canāree AQMs are deployed indoors at schools, hospitals, hotels, and offices where they provide continuous, real-time air monitoring and vaping detection.


Combining the highly accurate data from the Canāree monitors with AI/ML techniques allows for classification of pollutants. Identifying the root-cause of the pollution helps clean up the air faster in an energy-efficient manner. As an illustration, Canāree monitors have been deployed worldwide in schools and hospitals to classify and provide alerts on vaping and smoking activity providing significant health benefits. Similar AI/ML techniques are currently being employed to classify a range of air pollutants including wildfire smoke, construction dust, diesel, cooking, and others.

“Indoor air pollution has a significant impact on human health and productivity and our unique ability to classify pollution sources while saving energy will lead to healthier spaces everywhere,” said Raj Seelam, VP of Marketing and Customer Success at Piera Systems. “We are honored to receive the Product of the Year award from the Edge AI and Vision Alliance in recognition of this unprecedented marriage of highly accurate air quality data with the latest in AI/ML techniques.”


“Congratulations to Piera Systems for earning the distinction of Best Enterprise Edge AI End Product for its Canāree Air Quality Monitor,” said Jeff Bier, founder of the Edge AI and Vision Alliance. “Monitoring air pollution, especially indoors where sub-micron particles dominate, is a technically challenging problem. We applaud Piera Systems for tackling this important need with its innovative use of edge AI technology.”


Indoor air quality has direct and substantial impacts on human health, from loss of productivity to causing serious diseases including lung cancer, Alzheimer’s, and cardiovascular diseases. The smallest particles, less than 1 micron in size, are the most dangerous as they are readily absorbed into the bloodstream. Piera’s Canāree Air Quality Monitors and IPS technology are independently certified to accurately detect these sub-micron particles, a feat not possible with most other sensors which only estimate air quality. Application of innovative AI/ML techniques to this highly accurate data yields


Canāree Air Quality Monitors are available right now at Please contact Piera Systems to learn more about deploying AI/ML enabled air quality solutions.

About Piera Systems, Inc.

Piera Systems Inc. is on a mission to make air quality measurement accurate, simple, inexpensive, and pervasive, enabling a major improvement in the health of all humans. Piera has developed a family of ‘Intelligent Particle Sensors’ and Canāree Air Quality Monitors utilizing a breakthrough custom processor to detect particulate matter (PM), a major component of air pollution. Unlike existing low-cost PM sensors and the AQMs that rely on them, IPS and Canāree have superior accuracy over a wider range, including harmful ‘very fine particles’, smaller than 1.0 micron, and reports particle size and count in real-time at low power. IPS and Canāree data is analyzed using AI/ML algorithms to identify and classify pollution sources such as vape, cigarette smoke, cooking, etc. IPS sensors and Canāree air quality monitors answer the question, ‘What’s In Your Air?’

Headquartered in Canada, more information on Piera Systems air quality solutions can be found at


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About the Edge AI and Vision Alliance

The Edge AI and Vision Alliance is a worldwide industry partnership bringing together technology providers and end-product companies, creating and enabling innovative and practical applications for computer vision and edge AI. Membership is open to any company that supplies or uses technology for Edge AI and vision systems and applications. For more information on the Alliance, visit