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Disability

Autism Awareness Day: when robots foster inclusive education

Stéphane Menegaldo - 9/04/2018

World Autism Awareness Day on Monday, 2 April 2018 was marked in Bordeaux with an event on the waterfront that attracted a continual flow of people. A few days prior to the announcement of the Fourth Autism Plan, the loan of Thymios by Inria Bordeaux Sud-Ouest gave people the opportunity to discover the value of educational robots for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).   

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Assistance to the person

Digital technology working to enhance the independence of persons with Down’s Syndrome

29/03/2018

The purpose of the ANDDI project (French acronym for digital assistance at home for learning disabilities) is to help persons with Down’s Syndrome in their everyday lives, through the use of new technologies. All details of this project, from the technology used to the various key steps in its deployment are presented.

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Casque à électro encéphalogramme © Lauren Thévin

Education

“Journée de l’innovation”: neurosciences helping handicapped people

Stéphane Menegaldo - 28/03/2018

The Innovation Day (“Journée de l’Innovation”) is an annual event organised by the National Education Ministry. It aims to promote innovating pedagogical actions conducted in schools, colleges and high schools. This year, 450 projects have been submitted and 30 were selected, five among them in the “Science and technology culture” category. One of this project is carried by Dr. Lauren Thévin from Inria Bordeaux – Sud-Ouest.

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Popularization Science

“Semaine des mathématiques”: Primary school children discover computer science without computers!

Stéphane Menegaldo - 22/03/2018

On the occasion of the Week of Mathematics, a group of scientists and popularization specialists from Inria Bordeaux - Sud-Ouest went to meet primary teachers and pupils from the School of Saint-Genès, in Bordeaux. Almost 180 schoolchildren have get to know fundamental notions of computer science, without using any screen or keyboard.

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8th of March in Bordeaux

Portraits of colleagues

8/03/2018

Meeting with Thalita Firmo Drumond, Cécile Dobrzynski and Marie Martin.

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Innovation

Numii®, Occupational Health in the Digital Age

6/03/2018

In joining forces, they aim to revolutionise the world of Occupational Health thanks to their Numii® project, developed to improve the detection and analysis of musculoskeletal disorders (MSD). We met the two men behind the project - not only do they think alike, their names are rather similar too: David Daney, researcher at INRIA and AUCTUS team leader, and Cyril Dané, CEO of AIO.

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Software

Towards a better control of processor architectures with hwloc 2.0

21/02/2018

Brice Goglin, researcher within theTADaaM team, is the main developer of the 'Portable Hardware Locality' (hwloc) software used to discover and abstract computer architectures. The 2.0 version of this open source software is available for download.

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Publication

2017-2018 : A year of research at the center

12/01/2018

In early 2018, the Inria Bordeaux-Sud-Ouest center invites you to discover the activities of the center and its partners with the publication of Plug'In 6.

Innovations, discoveries, passions, collaborations... This year - once again - dive into the heart of digital science research in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.  Plug'In's ambition : to let people see and understand the digital revolution in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

This year again many topics are discussed : the new perspectives for medical research - artificial intelligence - the ERC grant - calls for projects related to the Programme d'investissements d'avenir - the transfer of knowledge - many portraits of scientists ...

Have a great read!

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Application

Collège+ available for download on the AppStore !

12/12/2017

Since 2012, the Phœnix project team from the Bordeaux - Sud-ouest research centre - a joint team with the University of Bordeaux and the CNRS - has been developing a digital classroom assistant, Collège+. It facilitates the inclusion of pupils with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in regular classes.
The first version of this tool, tested in three secondary schools on 50 students from the Bordeaux regional education authority, showed that it brought real benefits to children with ASD.
This application received the academic award for educational innovation in 2014.

A tablet version is now available for free on the  l’AppStore.

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Scientific challenge

A mesh for Safran Helicopter Engines

20/11/2017

TADaaM enpowers Safran Helicopter Engines to tackle a major scientific challenge. The PaMPA software, coupled with MMG3D, allowed CERFACS to one torefine of a 43 million elements mesh into a mesh comprising more than one billion elements.

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