BOOST my Op' Student Challenge

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Boost My Op Challenge Final

The final of the Boost My Op challenge took place on 19 December 2016 at Usine IO.

After two months spent working on their projects, supported by their mentors, the finalists chosen from the 140 teams that submitted a project to imagine the operator of the future had the opportunity to demonstrate their functional prototypes to the jury.

The Winners

Le Quatuor

This autonomous sleeve is coupled to an app. With an e-ink screen, a glove-friendly stylus and NFC technology for rapid data acquisition in the field, it simplifies its users' interactions with the industrial environment, organizes tasks and makes it easy for users to consult documents.

Coline Pio, Julie Gilet, Luca Ecuyer and Margot Maillet (Ecole de Condé)


The app enables operators to report incidents in a single click. Issues are then geo-tagged and immediately circulated to others. With this proactive approach, site hazards are constantly shared with all employees..

Louis Lemoy, Marius Merger, Maxime Lourme et Thomas Clavelier (Essec Business School)


This universal protective helmet visor – fitted with a light stimulation system and tiredness sensor – ensures the user remains vigilant, thus preventing accidents. It uses blue light to prevent loss of vigilance, and the effect is both quick and customizable.

Emmanuelle Simb Nag et Roxane N'Douba-Avi (Supbiotech Paris)


This remote-controlled patrol robot – fitted with cameras and a range of sensors – can analyse problems detected within plants, and overcomes the need to bring in on-call employees by assessing the issue against different warning levels. The robot will be able to move to any part of the plant, including sensitive locations.

Kahina Aomar, Monika Wisniewska, Maryline Williams et Bhavneet Sing (Supbiotech Paris)

Four More

Ce robot de patrouille pilotable à distance par l’opérateur, doté de caméras et de nombreux capteurs, peut analyser sur place les problèmes détectés dans les usines, et remédie à l’astreinte contraignante en évaluant selon différents niveaux d’alerte. Le robot pourrait se mouvoir partout et se rendre sur les lieux sensibles.

Clément Rique, Léo Bierent, Léopold Lambert et Martin Autier (Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées Paristech)

The other finalists


This tablet includes apps providing user manuals for machines in video format, and also records any work carried out. The removable tablet pouch protects the device, freeing up the user's hands so they can enter data with a stylus or use augmented reality. A charging system for the tablet is built in to the operator's safety vest and tablet pouch.

Alejandra Mejia et Elodie Krafft (Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées Paristech)


This sensory drone acts as an extension of the operator's senses, enabling them to carry out work within the plant in a wider range of situations. Featuring a number of functionalities, cameras and sensors, it is capable of independent manoeuvring within the premises. It aims to optimize operators' tasks and provide a safe working environment.

Kevin Colonjard, Marion Poujade et William Baude (Ecole de Condé)


This smart system simplifies information management and communication from the field. It extends the operator's abilities by providing dynamic and context-based information through beacons to locate the operator, RFID chips to identify equipment, a tablet and a smart helmet.

Joseph Dhuicq (UTC) et Pierre Sureau (IFP School)


Safetech is a smart shoe that recharges with every step. This ergonomic and location-tracking solution simplifies access, indicates a safe route in real time, and facilitates the process of risk management, especially risks linked to co-activity.

Antonin Courado, Fabien Nedelec, Vincent Nicolas et William Boulo (ESAIP)


This directional marker features a luminous arrow that turns through 360° at the top, showing each operator the shortest route to their work area, or the safest route to the closest exit in the event of danger. The markers charge throughout the day using solar energy and light up at night.

Elodie Gouiller, Océane Deangelis et Samantha Madjene (Ecole de Condé)