At national level, various issues have arisen in the last few years: reduced spending on healthcare, an increase in the number of dependants (disabled people, the elderly), a decrease in healthcare staff and a lack of healthcare facilities in certain areas.
These issues are the driving force behind a number of initiatives nationwide, such as the Plan Solidarité Grand Age 2007-2012 (Old Age Solidarity Plan), the Plan Alzheimer (2008-2012), and the Dossier Médical Personnalisé (Electronic Medical Record).

The field of healthcare will be one of the most important potential industrial markets  in years to come. The fields of imaging and instrumentation, in particular, are expected to play a key part in these developments.
The field of medical instrumentation especially, where progress has led to better results in the treatment of illnesses and a reduction in side effects, is a market of the utmost importance and has a key role in the rising demand from industrialised countries with an ageing population.

The progress of health systems and medical devices has been achieved through their ability to integrate medical expertise and be used in almost any environment (from the patient’s home to the operating theatre). They can also be used by a wide variety of individuals (from consultant specialists to elderly persons in need of help) and at any time (during a medical consultation or at any given moment during the day).

Medical expertise lies at the heart of the huge progress that has been made in healthcare, such as the vast array of healthcare resources made available to meet the needs of patients. This definition dictates however, that data, information relevant to the technology must lie at the heart of systems and medical devices.

This requires the coordination of the efforts of three kinds of stakeholders: medical professionals who understand the real needs of the enduser, academics who are capable of answering this need in terms of technological development and finally Industry, the only real group with the resources to convert these emerging technologies into tangible products. 

The LSI Carnot Institute uses its multidisciplinary teams to design and develop the medical devices of the future. Amongst others, we are working on the following projects:

  • Computer-assisted medico-surgical procedures

  • Methods for the analysis of physiological interactions based on non-invasive measures

  • Technology to help with home support for the elderly, terminally ill, and disabled, as well as substitute technology

  • Modelling of the human body and “Man in motion “

  • Information systems for health networks

  • Signal and image processing


Offers / Healthcare


Biomechanical solutions

Biomechanics involves the principles of construction of the human organism and the relationships between the structures and functions of the body. The biomechanical modelling of "man in motion" that we are developing allows the estimation of internal variables of the human body that are not directly measurable. For example: muscle strength, joint strength, ligament strain, strain on an organ...


Software for the monitoring and management  of clinical case studies


LSI teams are working on the modelling and representation of knowledge and data. As part of its exchanges with different practitioners from the Grenoble CHU (Teaching Hospital), they have developed software for the monitoring and management of clinical cases studies: Clinicase. The technology is easy to use and is an essential tool for the clinician enabling...

Computerised Health Procedures


This is an innovative concept intended for GPs who want to integrate 20 commonly used health procedures already being used by hundreds of doctors.


There are three key tools for each procedure:

  • An input mask: an excellent decision-making tree that is perfectly suited to the problem, which integrates basic knowledge and remains very close to the...



A combination of extensive experience acquired in the pharmaceutical industry and the problems involved in data processing, extraction of relevant information, and proprietary know-how has enabled Kowok to develop an innovative methodological architecture based on unique and efficient analytical tools, which are perfectly suited to the problems prevalent in the field of Biotechnology.

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Spine Ref

An innovative device to assist with spinal surgery using FluoroNavigation

Navigation assistance and support for minimally invasive operations

Operations on the spinal column are particularly sensitive, especially considering the risk of neurological complications. The performance of minimally invasive surgical techniques depends on navigation assistance systems to help guide the...