Two Breton researchers from the University of Rennes-1 will receive a prestigious prize this Tuesday, December 15. Albert Le Floch and Guy Ropars, physicists at the University of Rennes-1 in Rennes (Ille-et-Vilaine) will be rewarded by the Academy of Medicine for their research on dyslexia. A pathology that would affect between 500 and 700 million people around the world according to studies relayed by the federation of “Dys”. This cognitive disorder handicaps reading.
Pulsed light as a solution
After fifteen years of work, Albert Le Floch and Guy Ropars have developed a lamp and glasses which correct this disorder. They rely on pulsed light. “It’s a bit like in television sets. The screen lights up in a very short time, then it turns back on, then turns off again, alternately. We manage to erase everything that is on. too much. In the case of dyslexia, the child reads on a non-erased blackboard. Our lamp erases what is extra on the blackboard and the child manages to read like someone who has no problem, “ explains Albert Le Floch.
According to the two researchers, dyslexia could be explained by a malformation of Maxwell’s tasks that we can observe in the back of our eyes. In people with dyslexia, they would be identical although they should not be alike. The absence of a dominant eye would make the brain unable to make a choice when reading letters.
The two Breton researchers received hundreds of children in their laboratory to perform tests on their devices. “Our greatest reward was the smiles of the children at the end of the trials.” Based on the work of Albert Le Floch and Guy Ropars, a start-up has started to develop a lamp which could see the light of day “shortly” explains Romuald Guegan, from Lili Light for Life.