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Section: Bilateral Contracts and Grants with Industry

Bilateral Contracts and Grants with Industry

Stars team has currently several experiences in technological transfer towards industrials, which have permitted to exploit research result:


is a spin-off project of the Stars team which aims at improving the rehabilitation process for caregivers and patients. Thanks to a computer vision based system (camera combined with algorithms detecting human motion), Ekinnox provides a simple and efficient tool to quantify and visualize the performance of patients (e.g. gait parameters computation such as side-by-side video comparison, automatic sequencing of video or 3D display) during their rehabilitation process. This company was created at the beginning of 2017.


is working with Stars on action recognition software to be integrated on their robot platform. This project aims at detecting critical situations in the daily life of older adults alone at home. This will require not only recognition of ADLs but also an evaluation of the way and timing in which they are being carried out. The system we want to develop is intended to help them and their relatives to feel more comfortable because they know that potential dangerous situations will be detected and reported to caregivers if necessary. The system is intended to work with a Partner Robot - HSR - (to send real-time information to the robot) to better interact with the older adult.


is interested in developing algorithms for people detection for self-driving cars. Among many challenges in pedestrian detection, the ones of interest are a) Scale- handling, b) Occlusion-handling and c) Cross-dataset generalization. Each of the aforementioned challenges is critical to enable modern applications like self-driving vehicles become safe enough for active deployment. To improve the performance of contemporary pedestrian detectors, one of our first major idea is to use multiple layers of a CNN simultaneously. Towards this, we proposed a new pedestrian detection system called Multiple-RPN. Another recent work is adding pseudo-segmentation information to pedestrian detection. The proposed features of our system perform close to the best performing detectors today.


has a collaboration with Stars, which runs from April 2018 until April 2021 to embed CNN based people tracker within a video-camera. Their system uses Intel VPU modules, such as Myriad X (MA2485), based on OpenVino library.

The company ESI

(European System Integration) has a collaboration with Stars, which runs from September 2018 until March 2022 to develop a novel Re-Identification algorithm which can be easily set-up with low interaction for video-surveillance applications. ESI provides software solutions for remote monitoring stations, remote assistance, video surveillance, and call centers. It was created in 1999 and ESI is a leader in the French remote monitoring market. Nowadays, ensuring the safety of goods and people is a major problem. For this reason, surveillance technologies are attracting growing interest and their objectives are constantly evolving: it is now a question of automating surveillance systems and helping video surveillance operators in order to limit interventions and staff. One of the current difficulties is the human processing of video, as the multiplication of video streams makes it difficult to understand meaningful events. It is therefore necessary to give video surveillance operators suitable tools to assist them with tasks that can be automated. The integration of video analytics modules will allow surveillance technologies to gain in efficiency and precision. In recent times, deep learning techniques have been made possible by the advent of GPU processors, which offer significant processing possibilities. This leads to the development of automatic video processing.

Fantastic Sourcing

is a French SME specialized in micro-electronics, it develops e-health technologies. Fantastic Sourcing is collaborating with Stars through the UCA Solitaria project, by providing their Nodeus system. Nodeus is a IoT (Internet of Things) system for home support for the elderly, which consists of a set of small sensors (without video cameras) to collect precious data on the habits of isolated people. Solitaria project performs a multi-sensor activity analysis for monitoring and safety of older and isolated people. With the increase of the ageing population in Europe and in the rest of the world, keeping elderly people at home, in their usual environment, as long as possible, becomes a priority and a challenge of modern society. A system for monitoring activities and alerting in case of danger, in permanent connection with a device (an application on a phone, a surveillance system ...) to warn relatives (family, neighbours, friends ...) of isolated people still living in their natural environment could save lives and avoid incidents that cause or worsen the loss of autonomy. In this R&D project, we propose to study a solution allowing the use of a set of innovative heterogeneous sensors in order to: 1) detect emergencies (falls, crises, etc.) and call relatives (neighbours, family, etc.); 2) detect, over short or longer predefined periods, behavioural changes in the elderly through an intelligent analysis of data from sensors.


is a French SME specialized in e-health technologies, it develops position and activity monitoring of activities of daily living platforms based on video technology. Nively's mission is to use technological tools to put people back at the center of their interests, with their emotions, identity and behavior. Nively is collaborating with Stars through the UCA Solitaria project, by providing their MentorAge system. This software allows the monitoring of elderly people in nursing homes in order to detect all the abnormal events in the lives of residents (falls, runaways, strolls, etc.). Nively's technology is based on RGBD video sensors (Kinects type) and a software platform for event detection and data visualization. Nively is also in charge of Software distribution for the ANR Activis project. This project is based on an objective quantification of the atypical behaviors on which the diagnosis of autism is based, with medical (diagnostic assistance and evaluation of therapeutic programs) and computer scientific (by allowing a more objective description of atypical behaviors in autism) objectives. This quantification requires video analysis of the behavior of people with autism. In particular, we propose to explore the issues related to the analysis of ocular movement, gestures and posture to characterize the behavior of a child with autism. Thus, Nively will add autistic behavior analysis software to its product range.

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