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Internet of things

List institute answers internet of things challenges through research work on new human-machine interfaces that aim to be simple, intuitive and reprogrammable according to the application context. The research work focuses also on communication protocols’ adaptation to small communicating objects specific constraints.

Our researchers work through a multidisciplinary approach: ergonomics, human factors, signal processing, electronics, communication… They collaborate with industrial companies from transport, energy, building, health and domotics sectors.

Among our academic partners

ISIR (Paris VI, France), ENSAM Paris (France), Institut Mines Télécom (France), LAAS (Toulouse, France), VTT (Finland), HTW (Germany)

Assets

  • Human-machine interfaces complete approach: individual interactions, group interactions and mobile interactions, tactile, visual, audio or gesture feed-back
  • Major positioning on communicating objects security challenges management
  • Realistic and instrumented experimentation environment inside the institute’s premises for professional and personal usages analysis

Major technologies

Localised tactile feed-back on large surfaces

Description

Acoustic waves focusing on a precise zone of an A5 format and 0.5 mm thick plate glass generate a realistic and localised tactile feed-back on 1cm². This surface is equivalent to a finger size contact zone. It is also possible to overlay several signals for a multipoint tactile feed-back. We use for that the time-reversal technology: the acoustic wave generated by the finger initial pressure is propagated to the plate’s borders and treated by dedicated electronics and goes back to its initial point through a same sequence.

Applications

Smartphones, tablets (pads), glazing, vehicle dashboards.

Publications

Wireless sensor networks’ security, management and update

Description

Wireless sensor networks connected to information systems and/or to Cloud massive deployment raises new security issues : these sensors often limited in terms of calculation power and energy should not become the “weakest link” giving non authorised access to private companies communication networks. This deployment implies also remote functions management and software update at a very large scale of several hundreds of objects if not more. Our laboratory offers with WiSePRom software suite (Wireless IP Sensor Network Protocols and Remote Management) a tool that answers this issue.

Applications

Smart building, smart grid, smart cities and transports, health…

Major projects

Publications

Mobile Mii experimentation platform

Description

Located in List institute premises Mobile Mii experimentation platform includes a 120m² apartment equipped for “Smart Home” purposes and a 40m² professional space as “Smart Office” space configured as a meeting room. The platform is equipped with conventional and 3D cameras, audio and infrared sensors and an IP and USB3 network. Video analysis technics are deployed to detect, localise and recognise people and their real-time activities (reading, cooking, eating…) thanks to posture and gesture analysis. The objective is to test the various technologies in a very realistic environment and to federate them in order to create innovating services in the frame of personal or professional life.

Applications

Smart Home, Smart Building, homecare support services

Major projects

  • plateforme créée en partenariat avec Mines Télécom

Publications