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Véronique Bellon-Maurel: from infrared spectroscopy to digital agriculture

Véronique Bellon-Maurel

Measuring and quantifying have informed Véronique Bellon-Maurel’s entire scientific career. A pioneer in near infrared spectroscopy, the researcher’s work has ranged from analyzing fruit to digital agriculture. Over the course of her fundamental research, Véronique Bellon-Maurel has contributed to the optimization of many industrial processes. She is now the Director …

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When engineering helps improve healthcare

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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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Virtual reality improving the comfort of people with visual impairments

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People suffering from glaucoma or retinitis pigmentosa develop increased sensitivity to light and gradually lose their peripheral vision. These two symptoms cause discomfort in everyday life and limit the social activity of the people affected. The AUREVI research project involving IMT Mines Alès aims to improve the quality of life of …

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Fighting fire: from ancient Egypt to Notre-Dame de Paris

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Article written in partnership with The Conversation France. By Rodolphe Sonnier, IMT Mines Alès. This article was co-authored by Clément Lacoste (IMT Mines Alès), Laurent Ferry (IMT Mines Alès) and Henri Vahabi (Université de Lorraine). The discovery of fire is often cited as the most important discovery in the history …

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Gérard Dray

IMT Mines Alès | Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning

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Human-robot collaboration: Industrial utopia or tomorrow’s reality?

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In the factories of the future, robots will not replace humans, but instead assist them. Researchers Sotiris Manitsaris from Mines ParisTech and Patrick Hénaff from Mines Nancy, are currently working on a control system design based on artificial intelligence, which can be used by all types of robot. But what …

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Glioblastoma: electric treatment?

Glioblastoma is a type of brain tumor. It remains difficult to treat. Image: Christaras A / Wikimedia.

At Mines Saint-Étienne, the ATPulseGliome project is looking into a new form of cancer treatment. This therapeutic approach is aimed at fighting glioblastoma, an especially aggressive form of brain cancer, using electrical stimulation. It could eventually increase the life expectancy of glioblastoma patients in comparison with chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment.  …

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AI to assist the elderly

Empathic

Caring and expressive artificial intelligence? This concept that seems to come straight from a man-machine romance like the movie “Her”, is in fact at the heart of a Horizon 2020 project called EMPATHIC. The project aims to develop software for a virtual and customizable coach for assisting the elderly. To …

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A digital twin of the aorta to prevent aneurysm rupture

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15,000 Europeans die each year from rupture of an aneurysm in the aorta. Stéphane Avril and his team at Mines Saint-Étienne are working to better prevent this. To do so, they develop a digital twin of the artery of a patient with an aneurysm. This 3D model makes it possible …

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