Health

Smart masks to analyze humidity and respiration

Surgical masks were widely used during the Covid-19 pandemic. To assess their effectiveness in real time, scientists at Mines Saint-Étienne have developed a smart mask, a device that collects data on the humidity of the mask and the wearer’s respiration. Moisture retention is often considered a factor that reduces mask …

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Wave exposure: understanding the risks to improve protection

GOLIAT

With the deployment of 5G, concerns about possible risks related to cell phones have increased. As part of the European GOLIAT project, which is funded by the European Union to the tune of €7 M, Télécom Paris and the C2M chair are contributing to monitoring the levels of exposure to …

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Ai4R: A world leader in an advanced medical imaging technology

Ai4R, a start-up created by a graduate of IMT Atlantique, has developed an autoradiography process for which it markets a range of high-performance machines. With a strong focus on research, it has received support from the IMT Atlantique incubator and recently from the France Relance plan. The original version of …

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Encrypting and watermarking health data to protect it

Tatouage des données de santé, health data

As medicine and genetics make increasing use of data science and AI, the question of how to protect this sensitive information is becoming increasingly important to all those involved in health. A team from the LaTIM laboratory is working on these issues, with solutions such as encryption and watermarking. It …

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France’s elderly care system on the brink of crisis

In his book Les Fossoyeurs (The Gravediggers), independent journalist Victor Castanet challenges the management of the private elderly care facilities of world leader Orpea, reopening the debate around the economic model – whether for-profit or not – of these structures. Ilona Delouette and Laura Nirello, Health Economics researchers at IMT …

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New technologies to prevent post-operative hernias

Baptiste PILLET, Mines Saint-Etienne – Institut Mines-Télécom The abdomen experiences intra-abdominal pressure, which varies according to the volume of organs, respiration, muscle activation and any physiological activity. As a consequence, the abdomen must resist forces exerted by this pressure, which can at times be high when coughing or vomiting, or …

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Can technology combat chronic stress?

Technologie positive, stress

Stressors in individuals can occur on a regular basis, especially in uncertain contexts such as the current health situation. To prevent a state of stress from becoming chronic and causing mental health problems, approaches involving positive technologies could help people to improve their resilience. Anuragini Shirish, a researcher at Institut …

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Hospitals put to the test by shocks

soins, care

Benoît Demil, I-site Université Lille Nord Europe (ULNE) and Geoffrey Leuridan, IMT Atlantique – Institut Mines-Télécom The Covid-19 crisis has put lasting strain on the health care system, in France and around the world. Hospital staff have had to deal with increasing numbers of patients, often in challenging conditions in …

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