The 2019 Innovation Awards of the Association pour le développement de la recherche et de l'innovation du Québec (ADRIQ) were awarded on November 21 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal, as part of the 29th Gala des Prix Innovation. Click here to watch the hommage video.
"These two technologies will each contribute in their own way to the well-being of tens of thousands of people: the Myelin application will provide a reliable source of information on autism spectrum disorder to caregivers and families, while the SonX device, from EERS, will reduce the number of cases of occupational deafness," said Marie Lambert-Chan, Editor-in-Chief of Québec Science.
ÉTS is proud to announce that MITACS and NRC-IRAP Award for Commercialization have recognized Rachel Bouserhal, postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Mechanical Engineering (and member of CRITIAS), for her contribution to occupational health and safety.
ISHN (Industrial Safety And Health News) every year hosts the "best of the best" for your workplace safety. Thousands of ISHN subscribers voted online in ISHN's 2017 Readers' Choice Awards and the results are in: EERS wins 1st prize in the category of Hearing Protection - Communication Headsets.
The Edison Awards, celebrating 30 years of honouring the best in innovation and excellence in the development of new products and services, announced EERS was voted a Gold Winner for innovation in Voice and Hearing Technology Category. “Our judges recognized EERS as a true innovator out of the many products in its category,” said Frank Bonafilia, executive director of the Edison Awards.
Canada's largest engineering school, ETS (École de technologie supérieure) honoured EERS, our research chair, CRITIAS (Chaire industrielle de recherche en technologies intra-auriculaires CRSNG-EERS), its major donator, de Gaspé Beaubien Fondation, and head of CRITIAS, Dr. Jérémie Voix.
Congratulations to the whole team for this well-deserved accomplishments!
EERS won first place and was recognized for its solution that aims to reduce hearing loss from workplace exposures that affects more than 22 million workers. "Entrepreneurs like these are an essential part of the occupational safety ecosystem as is engaging the inventor spirit to solve other occupational safety and health challenges," says NIOSH Director John Howard, M.D.
Le protecteur auditif qui sort de sa coquille | The Hearing Protector that Comes Out of its Shell
Much better than noise-cancelling earmuffs. The SonX in-ear hearing protector electronically suppresses noise in noisy environments. Best of all, it doesn't block conversations. And even louder, it transmits voice by picking it up in the earcanal.
Canadians are a few months ahead of schedule, as EERS, which developed its protectors based on the work of Jérémie Voix at ETS, announces their commercialization, under the name SonX, in September in North America, and in 2019 in Europe. "There will be room for everyone: the market is estimated at around 100 million workers, including 40 million in Europe and 30 million in the United States," says Nick Laperle, EERS founder and CEO.
Canadian Inventors Place First in Noise Safety Challenge
A panel of judges awarded first place to Canadians Nick Laperle and Jeremie Voix for their custom fitted earpiece designed to provide a worker with protection, communication, and monitoring in high noise environments.
“We’ve been focused on one goal,” Mr. Laperle explained: “To develop a system that will end this problem at a price to fit every H and S [health and safety] budget. With EERS, a worker can communicate and stay protected at all times, a health and safety administrator can review reports on the status of their worker’s hearing health, and an executive can sleep well knowing hearing loss is being addressed for his workers and the company.”
EERS : à la défense des oreilles des travailleurs | EERS: Defending Workers' Ears
« Avec les systèmes actuels, le travailleur doit faire le choix de se protéger ou de communiquer pour faire sa job. En général, il se dit qu’il a une job à faire et il enlève la protection pour communiquer. »
Washington – Four inventors have been recognized by OSHA, NIOSH, and the Mine Safety and Health Administration for their innovations in developing technology intended to combat work-related hearing loss. Nick Laperle and Jeremie Voix of Montreal-based EERS received first place for a custom-fitted earpiece that offered workers protection, communication and monitoring.
EERS, a Quebec company that has developed a revolutionary new hearing protection, communication and monitory technology, has received backing from the Quebec government under its Creativity Quebec program in the form of a $3.05 million loan. This marks an important milestone for the company as it undertakes the pre-commercialization phase of this new technology, which won the U.S. Department of Labor OSHA Hear & Now competition. The company also announces the appointment of Charles Gauvin as president and CEO.
Nouvelle technologie de protection auditive - Le gouvernement du Québec attribue plus de 3 millions de dollars à l'entreprise montréalaise Les Technologies EERS 4.0
MONTRÉAL, le 24 mai 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Le gouvernement du Québec attribue, par l'entremise du programme Créativité Québec, un prêt de 3,05 millions de dollars à l'entreprise Les Technologies EERS 4.0 pour la réalisation d'un projet d'investissement évalué à plus de 3,8 millions de dollars.
The results are in. After the first “Hear and Now” Noise Safety Challenge event last week, hosted by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Mine Safety Health Administration (MSHA), inventors were recognized for submissions that aim to provide solutions to reducing hearing loss from workplace exposures. The top ten finalists pitched their ideas to a panel of judges on October 27 in Washington, D.C.