Since its founding, MEDES has been involved in many different projects, for space agencies, manufacturers, institutional or academic players and start-ups.
You can find the historical projects of MEDES, in alphabetical order in our project library or below for the most recent ventures.
2020 - in progress
The ICOPE programme aims to preserve the capacities of the elderly by identifying early signs of frailty and offering solutions to address them. The intention is that by taking charge of their health, all seniors can preserve their independence for longer and delay becoming dependent.
MEDES has carried out a new ground-based study to simulate weightlessness. 20 volunteers took part in this long-term study, which was carried out in 2 phases: an initial campaign with 10 volunteers from January to April 2017 and a second campaign from September to December 2017.
The “Medium duration Nutrition and vibration eXercise” (MNX) study was part of a research programme being conducted under the leadership of the French and European space agencies.
Spagyria is a cross-border cooperation project which, through a network of specialised employment centres and research centres, aims to extend the growing of aromatic plants and their processing in the laboratory, as well as research into innovative processes through fully sustainable technologies for the development of natural cosmetic products.
In the first half of 2019, 20 volunteers took part in a new study to simulate weightlessness using an original model, dry immersion. This model simulates the effects of weightlessness on the human body on the ground and is used to test a new preventive method designed to minimise the negative effects of weightlessness on the human body.
Proxima is the name of the mission to be carried out by the astronaut Thomas Pesquet. After his initial selection in 2009, and several long years of training, Thomas will set off on his first mission from Baikonur on 15 November 2016. The mission is scheduled to last 6 months.
TEMIS offers effective solutions to measure and assess them thanks to the use of simple technology. The solutions generate health indicators making it possible to provide a more personal form of medicine to each individual.
The BIOSMHARS project (BIOcontamination Specific Modelling in HAbitats Related to Space) is a research project aimed at developing a model for controlling biocontamination in closed environments.
MEDES carried out two studies, in 2007-2008 and then in 2010, on the effects of taking a therapeutic drug referred to as “Medico-Médicament” and then cannabis, referred to as “Medico-Cannabis”, on driving performance and behaviour.
In 2009-2010, MEDES carried out a bed rest study aimed at evaluating artificial gravity, created by a short arm centrifuge, to prevent the effects of weightlessness, simulated by anti-orthostatic bed rest.
This study was conducted by MEDES on behalf of ESA and CNES in 2003. Its goal was to study and assess the influence of the composition of crews (in manned spaceflight) on risk perception and risk taking under conditions of hypnic and chronobiological stress.