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The aim of the Institute of Research and Technology (IRT) b<>com is to accelerate the development and marketing of tools, products, and services for improving everyday living, through research and innovation in digital technologies. In concrete terms, b<>com innovates at the highest levels in the fields of hypermedia (ultra-high-definition images, 3D, smart content, and virtual and augmented reality, to name a few), ultra-high-speed fixed and mobile networks, and its starting field of e-health.


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About b<>com

Created in late 2012, the b<>com Technology Research Institute is a tech provider and an innovation accelerator for every business that uses digital to increase its competitiveness. Discover b<>com in 90 seconds thanks to this key facts and figures video.
About b<>com

Activities

Intellectual property, technological solutions , R&D à la carte, consulting, technological platforms
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Working with b<>com

b<>com is a tool for accelerating the innovation of its investor members. Whether you're a large corporate group, an academic player, or a small or medium business, with b<>com you're choosing a partnership that lasts.
Working with b<>com

b<>com Galaxy

Board, European projects, funders, international scientific advisory board, members, partners, staff and training advisory board, find out our ecosystem, enter the b<>com galaxy!
b<>com Galaxy

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IRT & ITE Forum 2019: Innovation day

Since 2013, the Institutes of Research and Technology (IRT) have been meeting in an annual Forum to highlight their results and successes in front of their partners, oversight boards, employees, and key institutions. This year, the Forum has taken on a whole new dimension: Instead of just 8 as before, a total of 17 institutes met at the Hotel de Région in Lille on Tuesday 8 October.
IRT & ITE Forum 2019: Innovation day

Best Tech Stories around the web #225

This week: paralyzed man moves in a mind-reading exoskeleton, NASA releases 3D map of the moon, a VR Tour of Versailles and the BAM Festival in Belgium.
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[VIDEO] b<>com's people: Interview with Serge Novak

With a degree in Artificial Intelligence, Serge has been working for years in the mobile phone industry, from the launch of 3G to the development...

[VIDEO] b<>com's people: Interview with Serge Novak

Best Tech Stories around the web #224

This week: Airbus tracks your movements in flight, Facebook partners with Ray-Ban on smart glasses, Apple's Slofie, the comeback of Sony's Walkman and IT Arena - from 27 to 29 September in Ukraine.
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A new international standard for medical imaging

The product of three-and-a-half years of research, the DICOM-RTV (for Real-Time Video) standard is a major achievement for the teams of the IRT b<>com and DICOM Standards Committee, and a big step in the e-Health market. This advance will make video accessible to a larger number of professionals in operating rooms, which will have concrete positive impacts on patients.
A new international standard for medical imaging

Best Tech Stories around the web #223

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Best Tech Stories around the web #221

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innovation fields

b<>com innovates in 3 main fields:

  • Hypermedia (ultra-high-definition images, 3D images, smart content, virtual and augmented reality, etc.)
  • Networks & Security (ultra-high-speed and upcoming generations)
  • e-Health

To achieve our goals, we have developed a line of skills for use across industries, divided into nine varieties of experimentation.

Fred Pieau

Augmented Healthcare

Moving towards personalized medicine, improving clinical benefits thanks to more accurate diagnoses and more effective, better-targeted treatments: these are typical challenges for the Augmented Healthcare lab. It co-builds tools with the practitioner that are needed to improve his or her performance, from establishing a diagnosis to providing an exacting level of care.
Augmented Healthcare

Connected Healthcare

The progress of medical imaging and information technologies promise a new era in medical care, offering each patient a personalized, optimal health path. But the heterogeneous and distributed nature of health data is an obstacle to the adoption of new clinical solutions. The Connected Healthcare lab develops technological bricks that facilitate the sharing of distributed data, while ensuring its privacy and security, for better analysis and diagnosis.
Connected Healthcare
Fred Pieau

Network Architecture

"Everything at our fingertips": Widespread access to all types of content at all times and from all places is key to today’s new practices. But the boom in data transfers, the growing number of terminals, the complexity of content, and the need for instant speed mean that the architecture of telecommunications networks must be redesigned. With this in mind, the Network Architecture lab designs architectures suited to these needs and the overall management system that will enable the optimal use of the resources deployed.
Network Architecture

Network Interfaces

To be connected or not to be connected, that is definitely NOT the question. Being connected at all times, in all places, to all types of content is essential. This evolution in usages involves the deployment of new optical and radio technologies, an essential condition for resizing networks. The Network Interfaces laboratory develops these technologies in order to effectively respond to the explosion in transmission speeds and the proliferation of different technologies, while making an effort to reduce their power consumption.
Network Interfaces
Fred Pieau

Cloud Computing

The cloud will furnish the general public (including companies and individuals) with a new kind of power, which we call "information power". Simplicity, computing power, data sharing, accessibility, and low cost are its main advantages. To take part in this ongoing revolution, the Cloud Computing laboratory seeks to optimize where data is located and ensure that it is protected, while also taking into account the ecological impact of data centers. The goal is to prepare for the cloud technologies of tomorrow.
Cloud Computing
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Advanced Media Coding

Most of tomorrow's media formats are likely to improve the immersiveness of content. The challenge is transforming the experience of viewers and users by putting them in the middle of the action or information they're looking for. All the universes are connected: Television, movies, games, advertising, co-working, surveillance, the web, and more. The Advanced Media Coding lab builds tools that allow publication, storage, and sharing for and by the general public.
Advanced Media Coding
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Immersive Interactions

Improving perception of the environment, understanding complex data, or allowing remote users to interact and collaborate: These are the challenges that the Immersive Interactions lab is striving to meet, using augmented reality and virtual reality technologies. It also seeks to improve the physiological and psychological acceptability of the proposed technological solutions.
Immersive Interactions
Fred Pieau

Usage & Acceptability

Meeting the clients' needs by putting them at the center of the development process is a fairly old concept at this point. Ensuring user satisfaction by measuring their emotions, building their loyalty by measuring their commitment, and ensuring the optimal acceptability of emerging technologies, are new issues. The Usage & Acceptability lab aims to maximize user experience, identify new behaviors and business models, and develop guidance tools needed to continue their progress.
Usage & Acceptability
Fred Pieau

Digital Trust & Identity

The advantages of digitizing documents and the ease of data sharing have benefited everyone. But without security, these transfers are also a threat. The Digital Trust & Identity lab builds tools to establish digital trust, while ensuring the privacy and confidentiality of your data exchanges.
Digital Trust & Identity

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Joining b<>com

When you open the doors at b<>com, you’ll enter an agile, dynamic, forward-looking world. b<>com’s 250 employees and researchers come...

Joining b<>com