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Artificial intelligence at the service of occupational health – Economy


In Brie, south of Rennes, Soreal Ilou produces sauces for the professional market. A production synonymous with repetitive actions for the employees. Last January, the company embarked on a diagnosis of its workstations, relying on the intelligent combination of Camaret’s start-up E-Mage-IN-3D, developed with the B com institute. “Musculoskeletal disorders are subjective. With this solution, the red color code indicates where corrective action must be taken, ”explains Charlène Rouault, the company’s safety and environment manager.

The data, recorded on four workstations, analyzed “we are going to see, in conjunction with Carsat, what we are going to be able to improve”, she continues. In particular, an automatic scotcher should see the light of day in packaging.

The Brest University Hospital too

Two years after the launch of its connected combination, the Finistère company no longer has to demonstrate the value of the device. Covered with sensors, the suit produced by Armor-Lux in Quimper records the slightest movements of the employee wearing it. His avatar presents, on the computer screen doubled with a video, the tensions recorded joint by joint. “Until then, the ergonomists took pictures. But the photo at a moment does not represent the reality of the position, ”underlines David Piquet, the engineer at the head of the start-up.

The continuous measurement of stress points quickly won over the main players in occupational health. To the point of leading the Region to launch two programs for the Agri-food and health sector. At the Brest University Hospital, agents, nursing assistants and nurses have been subject to it since January.

Attractiveness issue

Given the stakes, social security agencies and the Ministry of Agriculture quickly benchmarked the smart combination. The device has been tested in the milking parlor as well as in leonard fields when harvesting cauliflower. A technology also deployed to virtually design future workstations.

Under these conditions, after a slowdown linked to the health crisis, the start-up is again recording many requests. For good reason: the fight against musculoskeletal disorders is also an issue of attractiveness for companies, underlines Guillaume Briend, in charge of the Agretic program, at Bretagne development innovation: “The candidates go where the working conditions are the best. “

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