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The b<>com Technology Research Institute is a technology pioneer and provider for companies that want to digitally boost their competitive edge. In concrete terms, b<>com innovates at the highest levels in areas like artificial intelligence, immersive video and audio, content protection, 5G networks, the Internet of Things, and cognitive technologies.

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Connected prosthetic knee: Initial results

At the CARS international science conference, b<>com presented a demonstration of an orthopedic surgery augmented reality application. This prototype developed through the Followknee Augmented Reality group is an alternative to existing 3D medical location technologies (optical, infrared, magnetic).
Connected prosthetic knee: Initial results

Best Tech Stories around the web #215

This week: Facebook’s AI system can speak with Bill Gates’s voice, new Stranger Things mobile game will feel familiar to Pokémon Go players, sensitive whiskers could make small drones safer and Uber plans skyports to enable aerial ridesharing with Uber air by 2023.
Best Tech Stories around the web #215

b<>com's health innovations at CARS congress

On June 18-21, b<>com will participate in the next Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery (CARS) congress in Rennes Conference Center, one of the most important forums for innovation in healthcare technology.
b<>com's health innovations at CARS congress
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b<>com and its European partners out in force at EuCNC

From June 18 to 21, b<>com is attending the EuCNC’2019 (28th edition) event. This famous technical and scientific conference, which is sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society and the European Association for Signal Processing, is supported by the European Commission and focuses on communication networks. This year, the conference takes place in Valencia (Spain) and is collocated with the 7th 5G Global Event.
b<>com and its European partners out in force at EuCNC

Best Tech Stories around the web #214

This week: MIT’s sensor-packed glove helps AI identify objects by touch, Ikea is introducing robotic furnitures, Google enriches its search results with AR, AI-powered subreddit has been simulating the real thing for years and there are two events coming: VRHAM! in Hamburg and Eketra in Montreal.
Best Tech Stories around the web #214

Best Tech Stories around the web #213

This week: IBM researchers analyze the makeup of breast cancer cells with AI, Sandvik engineers create world’s first 3D printed industrial diamond, Ford self-driving vans will use legged robots to make deliveries, Minecraft earth uses augmented reality to let players build in the real world and Symposium 2019 starts on May 29, in Montreal.
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Best Tech Stories around the web #212

This week: Lenovo introduces a new augmented reality system, the Japanese railway company unveils Alfa-X its new Shinkansen, Nike launches a new augmented reality function to measure your shoe size, a text-generating AI completes your sentences, and C2 Montréal starts on May 22, 2019.
Best Tech Stories around the web #212
Fred Pieau

b<>com and Viaccess-Orca combine their skills to detect video piracy

In order to develop technologies that protect video-content, Viaccess-Orca, a subsidiary of the Orange Group, is joining b<>com. The first step in this long-term partnership is a unique innovation in watermarking that tracks pirates who redistribute illegal streaming services.
b<>com and Viaccess-Orca combine their skills to detect video piracy

Best Tech Stories around the web #211

This week: MIT finds smaller neural networks that are easier to train, ‘Weird Cuts’ is Google’s new AR experiment that lets you cut out pieces of reality to make collages, a Japanese tech company has made an AI capable of generating fake images of fashion models, Ilya Abulkhanov opened Offf Barcelona 2019 with the debut of his sci-fi short film ‘ARXIV’ and for its 15th edition the Mapping Festival, dedicated to audio-visual art and digital culture unfolds from May 23 to 26, 2019 in Geneva.
Best Tech Stories around the web #211

Best Tech Stories around the web #210

This week: Battery-free pacemaker harvests energy from pig hearts in first tests, a digital scan of Notre Dame offers hope for its restoration after the fire, synthetic and living micro-propellers transport nanoparticles in our veins and Media Art Xploration Festival starts in San Francisco.
Best Tech Stories around the web #210

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Culture & Creation

Information-sharing, access to culture, and preserving heritage are examples of areas where digital technology is completely changing the cultural and creative industries. Whether it’s broadcasting, movies, heritage, or the arts, the cultural and creative industries are associated with a strong, internationally famous French identity.

With world-renowned expertise at the highest level, b<>com is taking action in this technology landscape for which excellence is a must, including in augmented reality, immersion, 3D image/sound/video playback, content production/post-production, digital distribution, and rights protection. b<>com is also a player on the international scene, taking part in standardization bodies and industrial alliances in order to encourage the development of interoperable technologies for the cultural and creative industries, with an eye toward the export market.

 

Digital Infrastructures

Our societies are experiencing a fundamental transformation; the world is becoming more digital at all levels, including human relationships, recreation, production, government agencies, and more. We are now living in a world that is growing increasingly virtual, tending toward optimization and focused on the collection, exchange, and usage of data of all kinds.

b<>com is a guide to this transformation through its convergent network and application infrastructure solutions that open the way to increasing flexibility, more opportunities for adapting to needs and practices, and the instituting of end-to-end high-quality services. b<>com is also addressing the serious challenges of security for users and their data by offering innovative solutions to deploy digital infrastructure that better protects the rights and freedoms of everyone.

Health

The health care program addresses major issues for individuals and the public at large. b<>com creates innovative components based on the latest digital technologies for personalized, distributed, and integrated health care: medical imaging and health data cloud, support for translational research for developing biomarkers; image-guided provider assistance, particularly via augmented reality; support for surgical workflows and synchronized real-time medical video; integrating data around the clinical pathway, making the patient an agent in their own health; evaluating the acceptability of the impact of digital technology by health professionals and patients.

 

Industry 4.0

Much like the last three industrial revolutions, Industry 4.0 aims to totally change the way goods are mass-produced. To address the needs of consumers who are seeking increasing low-cost customization, the factories of the future must rely on new technologies integrated all along the value chain.

b<>com offers the factories of the future the benefits of its solutions in the areas of augmented and virtual reality, advanced connectivity (LTE/4G/5G), the Internet of Things, the media, the Cloud, and artificial intelligence.

Defense

Defense in particular, but more broadly the security and trust industries, are seeking to encourage the emergence of new forms of innovation and new kinds of innovators.

With its scientific potential and engineering capabilities, b<>com, which addresses innovation in various civilian technologies (5G, the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, augmented/virtual reality, spatialized audio, holography, user experience, digital infrastructure, etc.), can play a role in the digital transformation in order to help these technologies find new use cases in critical environments, thereby becoming dual-use. Already active in cybersecurity with concrete results in authentication and digital identity, content protection, network security with anomaly detection, intrusion, and remediation, b<>com is opening up its projects to cyberdefense with its shareholder-members and the French ecosystem, particularly including the Pôle d'Excellence Cyber Cluster.

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b<>com invests in the latest technological platforms in order to support its projects. These equipments are available for rent.

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