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Improved Hector at Proof of Concept 2.0

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What smart device would be most useful for you? What do you expect from an application that tracks your electricity consumption? How would you improve Energysquare, the wireless phone charger? What if the customer became a co-creator? This is the goal of EDF Pulse & You, a digital laboratory of crowd-sourced innovation. Since April 2016, start-ups and companies have been using it to present...

Planet Progress: a smart projector, a marine turbine and an electric skateboard

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This new episode of Planet Progress will take you on the discovery of various smart objects that could seduce the whole household. This is true of Egger, a connected projector that will enchant your children. Teenagers on the other hand will quickly become enthralled by Eon, a system that can make any skateboard electric. As for women hoping to become mothers, the Ava bracelet will be their new...

And there was Li-Fi!

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Residents of the Camille Claudel eco-district in Palaiseau (Essonne) will be some of the very first in France to enjoy Li-Fi network access at home. The technology uses light to carry information wirelessly using extremely precise geolocation. Already a leading player in rolling out Li-Fi in public spaces, EDF is now looking to bring this idea right into people's homes. To achieve this, EDF...

Top-up charging technology makes electric buses more efficient

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The expert : After his thesis on induction melting of metals, Bernard Maestrali joined the EDF research and development centre in the microwaves and high frequencies team. Currently the head of Energy Optimisation & Industrial Procedures Expertise, he leads three teams: one develops industrial heat pumps, another creates tools to optimise the use of energy and materials on industrial sites...

Wandercraft’s exoskeleton gains momentum

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It's finally here. After three years of experiments, Atalante – the exoskeleton from Wandercraft – was officially presented for the first time at the company's Paris offices on 9 June. It was a chance to see just how far the first winner of the EDF Pulse Awards has come since 2014 – then, the robotic legs, destined to change daily life for people with motor disabilities, were...

“Above all, this award is an opportunity to expand our network!”

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What is EcoIsme's aim? Ivan Pasichnyk : EcoIsme aims to provide the tools for everyone to be able to take steps to protect the environment and the planet from the comfort of their own home. We know that too much energy can be simply wasted – that we sometimes consume more than we really need. With EcoIsme, we want everyone to be able to save money and protect resources while helping to...

“This award will help us to boost our influence”

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To develop the first smart street lamp, you had to overcome a number of technological challenges, didn't you? Yves Le Hénaff : It will have taken us more than two years of R&D followed by a year of testing in Toulouse before we can say we have developed truly sophisticated technology. From the beginning, the project was based on a simple observation: in the age of the smart city...

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