The Flap of a Butterfly’s wings
Since 2007, Davidson has decided to invest in projects of public interests…
In order to :
- Contribute, even modestly, to the improvement of life conditions related to various handicaps. Hence, to show that we can be a social company for structures and associations, by sharing our competences and our “grey matter” in a completely voluntary way.
- Allow consultants from Davidson, motivated by such social projects, to give an esthetical sense to their professional activity on a daily basis.
More about our past and current projects :
2008 : Davidson consulting partnered with the Fondation Nationale de gérontologie (FNG), which objective was to provide pharmacies of France and doctors with an informative CD about the brain functions, and more specifically about the brain memory. Therefore, we created and developed an informative CD about the brain memory, which several Davidsonians then tested.
Through digital games, the purpose was to explain and illustrate the cognitive functions and the way to stimulate them in order to delay the occurrence of cerebral degenerative disorders.
2009 : Partnership with Altanova
The project objective was to study and design a new type of universal lecture for visually impaired people, which would be portable, versatile and autonomous. It was actually a set of applications that users ran as needed, by triggering them through voice recognition.
Davidson has produced a prototype application embedded in a WINDOWS Mobile smartphone that uses the phone’s camera to accurately detect the colors on the screen and the ambient brightness, and all of this in a time of almost instantaneous processing, low error rate, and an extremely limited processor overload.
2010 : wHing Project partnering with AFM
As part of its partnership with the French Association against Myopathies (AFM), Davidson Consulting has contributed, along with another industrial partner in the realization of a new generation electric wheelchair. The project focused on the study, design and implementation of an innovative feature on this chair: verticalization of the chair, allowing users to move from a reference position “sitting” to a “standing” position. The prototype was successfully completed within the time, allowing the AFM to initiate a “Tour de France” with the chair to give an overview to families and patients.
2011-2015 : Robik Project partnering with AFM
Davidson Consulting is involved in a major project to make the principle of a Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) more robust and ergonomic. The purpose of this interface is to control a device through the extraction and interpretation of volunteer characteristics of electroencephalographic signals (EEG), collected from the surface of the scalp, or in an invasive manner. Davidson Consulting is involved in the drafting of specifications, design and development of a system to develop a brain-computer interface used by caregivers or patients’ families, especially those with neuromuscular disorders such as major myopathies and more generally in various stages of Locked-in Syndrome (LIS).
The purpose of this interface was to adapt it to the patients’ needs according to their expectations, as well as making it as ergonomic as possible.
2013-2014: Telemedicine Project with H2AD
In order to improve the lives of individuals in their homes and to reduce the hospitalization length of stay, H2AD and Davidson led a research project to detect behavioral changes. The H2Box observed that the health status of an individual on a daily basis was reflected by a change in habits and behaviors. This is based on data collected by a set of sensors to develop a model and to detect changes. A mathematical model will be created by combining different indicators calculated from sensor data, such as the paths in the housing and the frequency of visits. From neural network or Markov chains, the presence or absence of the model will be analyzed.
What’s coming next ?
The next partnerships remain unknown. However, any association or company that is interested in using our skills on such important topics…can count on our collective motivation!