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e-Health companies face challenges in developing business models

Projet BBM, e-santé, e-Health, business model

The development of technological tools has opened the way for many innovations in the e-health sector. These products and services allow doctors to remotely monitor their patients and help empower dependent persons. Yet the companies that develop and market these solutions find it very difficult to establish viable and sustainable …

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When engineering helps improve healthcare

healthcare

Editorial.   Tomorrow’s medicine will be at least 4P: personalized, preventive, predictive, participative. ‘At least,’ because some would readily add “precise,” “proof” (evidence-based), “pathway-based” etc. Beyond naming this type of medicine and determining the correct number of Ps, medicine is clearly undergoing a profound change. A transformation supported in part …

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Is dark matter the key to the medical scanner of the future?

Dominique Thers’ team at IMT Atlantique is working on XEMIS, a medical imaging device that uses liquid xenon.

A team of researchers at IMT Atlantique is developing a new type of medical scanner called XEMIS. To create the device, the team drew on their previous research in fundamental physics and the detection of dark matter, using liquid xenon technology. The first time the device was tested was using …

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Aerosol therapy: An ex vivo model of lungs

aerosol therapy

A researcher in Health Engineering at Mines Saint-Étienne, Jérémie Pourchez, and his colleagues at the Saint-Étienne University Hospital, have developed an ex vivo model of lungs to help improve medical aerosol therapy devices. An advantage of this technology is that scientists can study inhalation therapy whilst limiting the amount of …

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Bone implants to stimulate bone regeneration

Photographie d'un implant osseux à base de phosphate de calcium conçus par l'équipe de David Marchat.

Mines Saint-Étienne’s Centre for Biomedical and Healthcare Engineering (CIS) seeks to improve healthcare through innovations in engineering. David Marchat, a materials researcher at CIS, is working on developing calcium phosphate-based biomaterials. Due to their ability to interact with living organisms, these bone implants can help regenerate bones.   This article …

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Hospitals facing a different kind of infection: computer viruses

computer viruses

Hervé Debar, Télécom SudParis – Institut Mines-Télécom WannaCry was the first case of a cyberattack that had a major effect on hospitals. The increasing digitization of hospitals (like all areas of society) offers significant opportunities for reducing the cost of health care while making the care provided more effective. However, …

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Superpixels for enhanced detection of breast cancer

breast cancer

Deep learning methods are increasingly used to aid medical diagnosis. At IMT Atlantique, Pierre-Henri Conze is taking part in this drive to use artificial intelligence algorithms for healthcare by focusing on breast cancer. His work combines superpixels defined on mammograms and deep neural networks to obtain better detection rates for …

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Cybersecurity: new times, new challenges

cybersecurity

Editorial. Who am I? A white man, almost 30. I wear hoodies and hack websites belonging to prestigious organizations like the CIA from my parents’ basement. Above all, I am thick-skinned. Have you guessed? I am, of course, a stereotypical hacker! Movies and TV series continue to propagate this false …

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IMT becomes an associated partner of EIT Health

EIT Health

In November 2017, IMT became an associate partner of EIT Health, a European program for improving research on new technologies in e-health. Bernadette Dorizzi, director of research and the doctoral program at Télécom SudParis, explains the objectives of this partnership, and how it will contribute to developing IMT projects on …

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