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

Regional Initiatives

Labex Cominlabs SUNSET

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

SUNSET is a 4-year Labex Cominlabs project (2016-2020). SUNSET partners are MediCIS-LTSI (coordinator), Hybrid, Hycomes (IRISA/Inria), and CHU Rennes. SUNSET aims at developing an innovative training software suite based on immersive and collaborative virtual reality technology for training and evaluating non-technical skills. This approach will be implemented and evaluated in the context of training neurosurgical scrub nurses. We will notably integrate methods and systems developed in the S3PM project (see bellow). By relying on Human Factors approaches, the project also addresses training and evaluation of interpersonal skills. Whereas the developed technologies and approaches will be generic and adaptable to any surgical specialty, the project will evaluate the developed system within training sessions performed with scrub nurses. We ambition to propose novel approaches for surgical non-technical skill learning and assessment, and to install the developed training factory at the University Hospital of Rennes, and evaluate it with real-scale user studies.

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, Hycomes (IRISA/Inria), and CHU Rennes. 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. Ar

Labex Cominlabs HEMISFER

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

HEMISFER is a 4-year project (2013-2017) 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).

Labex Cominlabs SABRE

Participants : Anatole Lécuyer [contact] , Jussi Tapio Lindgren, Nataliya Kos'Myna.

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 has collaborated with b<>com within two 3-year projects: ImData (on "Immersive Interaction") and GestChir (on "Augmented Healthcare") which both ended in 2016. A new 3-year project "NeedleWare" (on "Augmented Healthcare") has been started on October 2016.

CNPAO Project

Participants : Valérie Gouranton [contact] , Jean-Baptiste Barreau, Ronan Gaugne.

CNPAO ("Conservatoire Numérique du Patrimoine Archéologique de l'Ouest") is an on-going research project partially funded by the Université Européenne de Bretagne (UEB) and Université de Rennes 1. 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.

This work was done in collaboration with Quentin Petit (SED Inria Rennes).


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

The IRMA project is an Imag'In project funded by CNRS which aims at developping innovative methodologies for research in the field of cultural heritage based on the combination of medical imaging technologies and interactive 3D technologies (virtual reality, augmented reality, haptics, additive manufacturing). It relies on close collaborations with the National Institute of Preventive Archaeological Research (Inrap), the Research Center Archaeology, and History Archéosciences (CReAAH UMR 6566) and the company Image ET. The developed tools are intended for cultural heritage professionals such as museums, curators, restorers, and archaeologists. We focus on a large number of archeological artefacts of different nature, and various time periods (Paleolithic, Mesolithic, and Iron Age Medieval) from all over France. We can notably mention the oldest human bones found in Brittany (clavicle Beg Er Vil), a funeral urn from Trebeurden (22), or a Bronze Cauldron from a burial of the Merovingian necropolis "Crassés Saint-Dizier" (51). This project involves a strong collaboration with Théophane Nicolas (Inrap/UMR Trajectoires), Quentin Petit (SED Inria Rennes), and Grégor Marchand (CNRS/UMR CReAAH).