A robotic arm simulates the use of a smartphone near the head in the laboratory of the company Art-Fi.
A robotic arm simulates the use of a smartphone near the head in the laboratory of the company Art-Fi. (ART-FI)

How to know if the emissions from the waves of smartphones are not too strong and therefore potentially dangerous for health? A young French company, Art-Fi, has developed a robot allowing new much finer measurements, right from the manufacturing stage.

franceinfo: What exactly does Art-Fi offer for the measurement of electromagnetic waves?

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Stéphane Pannetrat, co-founder of Art-Fi : We have invented a new technology that makes it possible to test in real time, and in record time, the quantity of electromagnetic waves emitted by all connected objects (NDR: the famous SAR, specific absorption rate). Our technology allows products to be tested right on the production line, which was previously impossible. This is how we created a new standard that received industry support.

How does this technology work?

We use a scanner that represents the bust and head of a human body and a robotic arm that positions the device in multiple positions relative to the scanner. This makes it possible to simulate the actual use of a smartphone, for example.

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Does your technology help allay concerns about the effects of waves on health?

What is worrying is that we cannot accurately assess the wave emissions. On the other hand, from the moment you precisely test the phones, it becomes quite possible to speak reassuringly. We provide manufacturers with the opportunity to offer the greatest transparency to the consumer.

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