From WiFi 7 to solar radiation: 5 Altice Labs projects capable of changing the future

From WiFi 7 to solar radiation: 5 Altice Labs projects capable of changing the future

It is a first step towards the house covered with Wi-Fi, he notes, adding that there is also development in prioritizing traffic, depending on the type of content that the equipment is consuming. And the next step? It will be the possibility of having an IoT equipment orchestrator, with defined logic, with voice control, in actions that have an impact on digital life.

The name of this project, still provisional, is the smart home hub, where the router is once again the focal point, but in fact the various research initiatives are interconnected, and will continue on Wi-Fi 7 which is already under development. Among the projects being demonstrated is BotSchool, which develops natural language, with text to speach and machine learning that was developed at Altice Labs, an expanding area.

Health and detection of UVB solar radiation

Some of the projects developed at Altice Labs are carried out in partnership with other entities, and this is the case of Solar Keeper, an investigation for detecting UVB solar radiation that aims to help identify harmful conditions for health, especially with effects on skin cancer , but also in agriculture and fires. Through Surfboards it is possible to detect these radiations, which can be shared globally for more effective control, and which can be combined with other sensors.

In Portugal, the static scoreboards of the Solar Keeper SAP project can be installed on beaches, schools, among others, include areas of information intended for precautions to be adopted depending on the indicated UVB incidence. The project partners, including the ISN Instituto de Socorros a Nufragos and the ABAE Associacao Blue Flag of Europe, also have access to an electronic communications system, dedicated to the fortnightly update of information regarding the quality of bath water and sand.

The project is still in its infancy but Altice Labs will be responsible for collecting, processing and archiving data from the UVB sensor network / grid, groundlevel, and making it available to interested entities. It will also be responsible for the development of a solution to be implemented on the boards for informing the public of the UVB sensing data of the corresponding grid, as well as other relevant information, such as meteorological, sea, water and sand quality, fire risk, among others.

In health, there are several initiatives within Altice Labs, such as Medigraf, a telemedicine solution that has been used for more than 20 years but that has evolved, offering a collaborative and secure environment with videoconferencing and clinical data sharing services, and allowing a common diagnosis regardless of distance.

In the area of ​​management of care services directed at the most fragile population, such as chronic diseases or old age, Altice Labs has SmartAL, which is focused on simplifying and promoting people's health, as well as social support and living conditions. their safety.

Phones are not used, but also transformed

This year Altice Labs launched the challenge to its employees to use the old phones and transformed them, and the exhibition has some interesting and imaginative pieces, which show that nothing is lost, everything is transformed. More advanced is the CABIN IMERSIVA project, which promises to give a second life to old telephone booths, transforming them into an interactive 360 ​​video immersive visualization system, without the need to use a headset, glasses or similar devices.

When you enter the cabin, you can no longer make a phone call, but the user can feel transported to control a vehicle with a view to a three-dimensional scene, or other images that come from a library of videos available for reality headsets. virtual, but here they are projected on screens integrated in the cabin.

The idea is to create an artificial environment that convincingly replaces the real world and its surroundings. With this, an enriching multisensory experience is achieved, which surrounds and transports the user to the center of the virtual environment. It is also a way of being designed for the future, but in the Altice Labs campus space there are many reasons for this, even if only part of the projects that are developed here can still be known.

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