Yann Blake • Engineering

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Current development of ideas (Food waste, Alzheimer, Smart toilets) [Personal Projects]

Food waste : The Bin is Not Hungry

Project of design of a specific bin in which restaurants and food shops would place any undesired or unsalable items instead of the usual general waste or recycling bins. These specific bins would guarantee and maintain the quality and durability of the food until is it given to people in the need, through a collection process managed by societies (for The Homeless or charity societies such as SVP). In recognition of the effort made by companies introducing these bins, a sticker and a label “The Bin Is Not Hungry” will be displayed in their premises.

Alzheimer : What solutions emerge from new ICT technologies

Project of scientific essay in partnership with Huawei on solutions and technologies that would help both the people having Alzheimer, and the people taking care of them (family, health care professionals, friends).

Press articles in French Media : Presse Océan (1) and le Télégramme (2) about this project.

[Information System Thesis + Debate Hist Progress + Project Tim Dukelow + Bram Stoker + … ]

Smart Toilets

This is maybe the last technology people would dream about when thinking of all the smart devices that will be implemented in future. However this is probably one of the most important innovation to be developed, as unlike smartcars or smarthouses do, these smart toilets would save lives.

The concept would be to develop specific health features as part of the toilet bowl to make urinalysis and stool analysis. This would inform, alert and prevent complication for urinary tract infection, pregnancy test, detection of various infections (kidneys, STDs, vagina). Two challenges : avoid the contamination of the devices by external or externaly developed bacteria ; and make the toilet bowl aesthetic and discreet for the users, so that it would look like a standard toilet.

In France, 30 000 people die from serious urinary tract infection, and only 9/10 people know about the real risk these infections present. It is time to provide people with the right technologies.

(c) Yann Blake