Overall Objectives
Research Program
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Highlights of the Year
New Software and Platforms
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Bilateral Contracts and Grants with Industry
Partnerships and Cooperations
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Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

Regional Initiatives

Labex Cominlabs S3PM

Participants : Bruno Arnaldi, Guillaume Claude, Valérie Gouranton [contact] .

S3PM ("Synthesis and Simulation of Surgical Process Models") is a 4-year Labex Cominlabs project (2013-2017). S3PM partners are MediCIS - LTSI (coordinator), Hybrid - IRISA/Inria, Hycomes - IRISA/Inria. The objective of S3PM is to propose a solution for the computation of surgical procedural knowledge models from recordings of individual procedures, and their execution. The goal of the Hybrid team is to propose and use new models for collaborative and interactive virtual environments for procedural training. The Hybrid team also works on the creation of a surgical training application in virtual reality, exposing the different contributions.


Participants : Anatole Lécuyer [contact] , Marsel Mano, Lorraine Perronnet.

HEMISFER is a 3-year project (2013-2016) funded by Labex CominLabs. It involves 4 Inria/IRISA teams (Hybrid, Visages (lead), Panama, Athena) and 2 medical centers: the Rennes Psychiatric Hospital (CHGR) and the Reeducation Department of Rennes Hospital (CHU Pontchaillou). The goal of HEMISFER is to make full use of neurofeedback paradigm in the context of rehabilitation and psychiatric disorders. The major breakthrough will come from the use of a coupling model associating functional and metabolic information from Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) to Electro-encephalography (EEG) to “enhance” the neurofeedback protocol. Clinical applications concern motor, neurological and psychiatric disorders (stroke, attention-deficit disorder, treatment-resistant mood disorders, etc).


Participants : Anatole Lécuyer [contact] , Jussi Lindgren, Nataliya Kosmina.

SABRE is a 3-year project (2014-2017) funded by Labex CominLabs. It involves 1 Inria/IRISA team (Hybrid) and 2 groups from TELECOM BREST engineering school. The goal of SABRE is to improve computational functionnalities and power of current real-time EEG processing pipelines. The project will investigate innovative EEG solution methods empowered and speeded-up by ad-hoc, transistor-level, implementations of their key algorithmic operations. A completely new family of fully-hardware-integrated, new computational EEG imaging methods will be developed that are expected to speed up the imaging process of an EEG device of several orders of magnitude in real case scenarios.

IRT b<>com

Participants : Bruno Arnaldi [contact] , Valérie Gouranton, Maud Marchal.

b<>com is a French Institute of Research and Technology (IRT). The main goal of this IRT is to fasten the development and marketing of tools, products and services in the field of digital technologies. Our team collaborate with b<>com within two 3-year projects: ImData (on "Immersive Interaction") and GestChir (on "Augmented Healthcare").

CNPAO Project

Participants : Valérie Gouranton [contact] , Jean-Baptiste Barreau, Quentin Petit.

CNPAO ("Conservatoire Numérique du Patrimoine Archéologique de l'Ouest") is an on-going research project partially funded by the Université Européenne de Bretagne (UEB). It involves IRISA/Hybrid and CReAAH. The main objectives are: (i) a sustainable and centralized archiving of 2D/3D data produced by the archaeological community, (ii) a free access to metadata, (iii) a secure access to data for the different actors involved in scientific projects, and (iv) the support and advice for these actors in the 3D data production and exploration through the latest digital technologies, modeling tools and virtual reality systems.


Participants : Bruno Arnaldi, Jean-Baptiste Barreau, Valérie Gouranton [contact] .

The IRMA project is an Imag'In project directly funded by CNRS which aims at developping innovative methodologies for research in the field of cultural heritage based on a combination of medical imaging technologies and methods of interactive 3D modalities (virtual reality, augmented reality, haptic, additive manufacturing). These tools are based on recent research results from a close collaboration between Hybrid team with the National Institute of Preventive Archaeological Research (Inrap), the Research Center Archaeology, and History Archéosciences (CReAAH UMR 6566) and the company Image ET, and are intended for cultural heritage professionals such as museums, curators, restorers, and archaeologists. The innovative methodologies proposed in the project gave rise to a real interest in the archaeological community. We worked on a large number of archeological artefacts (15), of different nature, composition and/or fabrication on various time period (Paleolithic, Mesolithic, and Iron Age Medieval) from all over France. We mention in particular: the oldest human bones found in Brittany (clavicle Beg Er Vil), a bone-made flute outcome of an archeo-musicology study conducted at the University of Burgundy, a cremation of the late First Iron Age Guipry (35), metal and organic furniture from the chariot burial of Warcq (08) (horses harnessed skull, char tiller, buckets), a Bronze Cauldron from a burial of the Merovingian necropolis Crassés Saint-Dizier (51). This work involves a strong collaboration with Ronan Gaugne (IMMERSIA), Théophane Nicolas (INRAP), and Grégor Marchand (CReAAH).