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 […]

Digital culture  /  Article

Additive manufacturing is making its mark

Buildings erected in just a few days Concrete 3D printing is starting to emerge in the construction industry, with projects relying on this technology having proliferated over the last few years. 3D-printed social housing was thus inaugurated in Nantes in 2018. It is a 95 m2 house comprising 5 rooms and a set of complex architectural […]

Artificial intelligence  /  Word of innovation

Brain-Computer Interface

A Brain-Computer Interface is a Human-Machine Interface (HMI) of a particular kind, as it provides direct communication with the human brain. Through thought, a user can thus remotely control a computer or a smart object. Freed from the chain of psychomotor reactions between the brain, the nerves, and the muscles, a BCI delivers much shorter […]

Artificial intelligence  /  Article

Six uses of AI that serve a more humane society

Artificial intelligence to serve health, justice, and the environment… Six surprising applications of AI

Research  /  Article

Alloscope, a tool to help those in vulnerable situations

Alloscope, an Orange research project, offers to analyse call reports to help professionals working in medical and social monitoring.

Internet of things  /  Article

Health applications and wearables: impacts on the medical ecosystem and practices

Smart health objects have an impact on the medical ecosystem and practices.

Research  /  Blog

Using mobile phone data to fight epidemics

Beyond the biological contagion – pathogens’ jump from one person to the next and between locations -, there is another element of contagion, of a more social nature, that may also affect infection processes. This is the spread of ideas and thoughts (i.e. norms around health behaviors like alcohol and smoke consumption, prevention measures adoption, […]

Artificial intelligence  /  Article

Seniors awaken at the joysticks

It’s 2pm on this Thursday in Spring; la Gaîté lyrique opens its doors and welcomes, like it does every day, tens of visitors who come to explore the innumerable resources dedicated to the digital culture with which the institution of the Paris Mayor’s Office, located ten minutes’ walk from the Centre Pompidou, is teeming. A […]

Internet of things  /  Article

Transforming healthcare with digital

At a time when Big Data and Artificial Intelligence are shaping an augmented medicine, connected objects are exerting a positive influence over our everyday behaviour.

Research  /  Blog

Counting our steps: what do we get out of it?

Pedometer use is part of the wider «Quantified Self» movement, which claims to help individuals to know themselves better by providing them with quantified data and promotes digital tools that track all kinds of physical and psychological states and personal activities. Its opponents argue that the promise of setting individuals free through self-knowledge, as well […]