Health


Research  /  Article

Air at the center of optical fibers to guide light

The use of silica glass in optical fibers has had profound impacts in many areas, from telecommunications to imaging, through cutting, laser welding, or lighting. In the area of telecommunications, single-mode fibers are solid glass tubes that enable the transmission of data at very high speeds over long distances. Over the last half a century, […]


Digital culture  /  Article

The digital twin is making itself useful in shipbuilding, wind power, train stations, and medicine

A digital twin is a virtual replica of a specific object, system or process, reproducing its operation and components thanks to a set of digital models, thus making it possible to simulate its behaviour and evolution in interaction with its environment, as well as throughout its entire lifecycle. Parts and devices, industrial machines and production […]


Research  /  Blog

Data from mobile phones shed light on COVID-19 lockdowns in France

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has confronted the world to unprecedented challenges, calling on countries to take urgent and resolute action to better respond to the health emergency. Among these, in the absence of a widely available vaccine and/or effective treatment, restrictions on mobility are a last resort to combat the spread of infectious […]


Internet of things  /  Article

Datavenue challenge: The Dona Care connected watch monitors the health of senior citizens

What is Life Plus’s story? Since late 2015, Life Plus has been developing technologies to prevent frailty in people over the age of 65. Our solutions aim to prevent people from becoming frail and, ideally, prolong independence. There are around 20 people in our company, all from a variety of backgrounds but most are technically […]


Research  /  Article

Quantum sensors are beginning to leave the laboratories

The contributions of the properties of quantum physics are not limited to the quantum computer, cryptography, or communication systems. In the future, we can also rely on quantum sensors, which use the extreme sensitivity of the quantum states of a photon, an electron or an atom, to make extremely precise measurements. Thanks to this unique […]


Internet of things  /  Article

Datavenue Challenge: no more hydroalcoholic gel shortages thanks to connected dispensers

Can you tell us a bit about Percall? Percall was established in the year 2000 and has 350 consultants. We were originally a service company specialising in the development and integration of product lifecycle management (PLM). Today, we also provide solutions of our own. We have been involved in the IoT for seven years, focusing […]


Artificial intelligence  /  Article

Using AI to monitor movement promises to improve home care

By 2050, there will be two billion people in the world aged 60 and over, which is twice as many as in 2020 (source: WHO). In addition, there are currently 40 million people affected by severe disability. For all these people, receiving sufficient health care at home while maintaining a level of autonomy is a critical yet […]


Research  /  Article

AI, the anti-Covid toolbox

Sought after to respond to the COVID-19 health crisis, artificial intelligence (AI) has proven its effectiveness in several aspects of the fight against the pandemic, be it in understanding this new coronavirus, diagnosing it, predicting its evolution, slowing down its spread, or speeding up other aspects of medical research. Over a year after the crisis […]


Digital culture  /  Article

5 cutting-edge technologies that are changing the game

Energy: blockchain is speeding up microgrids The features of blockchain could be a lever for modernising the energy system. Blockchain enables the distributed, secure, transparent recording and storage of energy and transaction flows. It can be used to track energy consumption in real time or to have knowledge of the asset portfolios of all participants. […]


Internet of things  /  Article

Health, safety, and comfort at the heart of people flow management

The need to limit the number of people in a particular place so as to slow down the spread of COVID-19 has brought people-counting technologies to the fore and, more broadly, those of flow analysis and management. In the post-lockdown context, many museums, shops, businesses, etc. are turning to these technologies to apply physical distancing […]


Artificial intelligence  /  Article

Neuroprosthetics, virtual reality, and AI tackle motor disabilities

The Clinatec research centre’s Brain Computer Interface (BCI) project “For the first time, a tetraplegic patient was able to walk and control both arms using this neuroprosthetic, which records, transmits, and decodes brain signals in real-time to control an exoskeleton”, the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) proudly announced in October 2019. Developed […]


Artificial intelligence  /  Article

Robotics, AI and blockchain at the heart of the healthcare of tomorrow

Robotics and digital imaging fostered the development of “minimally invasive” techniques. The convergence of intensive computing and artificial intelligence (AI) is now speeding up basic and clinical medical research, and is fostering the development of healthcare that is both personalised and predictive. As for blockchain, it offers a framework that helps address the challenges brought […]