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The Labex ACTION targets the following applications (not exhaustive):
Surveillance of the environment:
  • Securing structures (automotive, aircraft, nuclear power plants)
  • Monitoring of the human body  (implanted biological sensors)
Active systems to monitor the environment:
  • Active control of acoustic noise / vibration / airflow
  • Smart home appliances
  • Smart surfaces
  • Biomedical control (pacemaker, glucose concentration, etc.)
Systems for Information Processing:
  • Neuromorphic computers
  • « Intelligent » communication systems


 To explore these possibilities, the LABEX will try to develop new applications by establishing R&D consortia with companies, in order to identify new markets, and to develop new applications in many industrial fields (telecommunications, information processing systems, aerospace, transportations, defence, energy, or civil engineering). Through the fabrication of demonstrators it will be possible to assess the viability of the scientific concepts in realistic applications, to promote the LABEX activity to the socio-economic world.


Thus, ACTION will come down to socio-economic players some wholly innovative and more autonomous smart systems, matching the following needs:

  • multiple and colocalised functionalities, 
  • security, 
  • rapidity,
  • reliability, 
  • environnemental respect. 

And supplying a large number of application areas

The LABEX activity will have a significant impact on the following markets:

  • Aviation maintenance
  • Automotive maintenance
  • Maintenance of nuclear and petro-chemical plants
  • WDM
  • Supercomputers
  • Early cancer detection with endoscopy