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Human health and the environment
Mitigating the impact of environmental factors like air and water pollution on public health is one of today’s major challenges. CEA Tech is addressing this challenge in three ways. First, CEA Tech is developing different types of sensors to analyze pollutant concentrations and detect and monitor specific gases and particulate matter so that alerts and corrective measures can be set up if a given threshold is exceeded.CEA Tech is also helping to develop carbon-free energy sources (PV solar, solar thermal, and embedded batteries to promote the widespread adoption of electric vehicles, for example) with the overall goal of reducing the pollutants released into the atmosphere. Last, CEA Tech has built up specialist knowledge in nanosafety and protection to limit the potential impacts of nanomaterials handling and implementation on public health throughout the product lifecycle.
CEA-Leti, a CEA Tech institute, recently combined its MEMS and silicon photonics capabilities to develop a novel device capable of detecting particles within a size range that had been difficult to identify prior to this innovation. The research was conducted in partnership with CEA-IRIG.
Samba is a hardware and software solution that helps college campuses improve the delivery of services to deaf and hearing-impaired students. Developed by Grenoble-Alpes University and CEA Tech with financing from the university’s IDEX grant and IRT Nanoelec, the solution was recently improved based on feedback from field testing.
A new-generation X-ray Photon Counting Detector Module (PCDM) which can count and classify photons at very high X-ray flux and with particularly high spatial resolution is currently in the clinical testing phase. The PCDMs integrating technology developed by CEA Leti, a CEA Tech institute, is expected to enable new personalized diagnostic tests.
Coriolis Nano, commercialized by Bertin Technologies, was developed by Leti, a CEA Tech institute. The device, which can detect airborne viruses, could help prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Nitrogen oxides, produced mainly when diesel fuel is burned, are harmful pollutants. Liten, a CEA Tech institute, recently modified automotive cabin air filters to effectively filter out nitrogen oxides at ambient temperature, improving air quality for drivers and passengers.
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CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.