MAX and research

A long-term scientific collaboration....

Coming from the health field, MAX has been the subject of several medical theses in anaesthesia and resuscitation, as well as a military thesis in combat rescue:

  • A first thesis in anaesthesia-resuscitation* (Rodolphe Lelaidier, Lyon, 2017) whose results were published at the Congress of the Société Française d'Anesthésie-Réanimation (SFAR, 2016). The article corresponding to this landmark work is published in the world's best journal in Anesthesia-Resuscitation (British Journal of Anaesthesia, 2017). This is the most important study currently underway on this subject.
  • A second medical thesis** (Michael Truchot, military intern Val De Grace "EVDG", 2017), was defended in 2017 and published around the validation of the utility of MAX Digital Cognitive Aids in combat rescue. It was the subject of a video communication by the Institut de Recherche biomédicales des Armées (IRBA) on the intradef site. The corresponding article is currently submitted to an international medical journal of rank A.
  • Finally, a third medical thesis, specialized in anesthesia-resuscitation (Pierre Donze, 2018), was defended on the contribution of MAX in comparison with the paper Cognitive Aids of the SFAR, within the framework of the management of cardiac arrest (man & pregnant woman). This work was awarded at the SFAR 2018 congress (Emergency Medicine category), and published in the British Journal of Anaesthesia in 2019.
* Essai randomisé contrôlé max : utilisation d'une aide cognitive électronique portable lors de crises simulées en anesthésie-réanimation, 2017, Rodolphe Lelaidier
** Evaluation de l’intérêt d’une aide cognitive sous forme d’application smartphone à la prise en charge du blessé de guerre en contexte opérationnel simulé, 2017, Michael Truchot

... for continuous validation

This work made it possible to evaluate and quantify the benefits provided by MAX in some of the most at-risk professional situations.

In 2019, 3 new theses are in progress:

  • 2 in trauma resuscitation on real patients
  • 1 science thesis on combat rescue in the Foreign Legion

A clinical study of MAX is also planned and will be carried out at Edouard Herriot Hospital in Lyon.

It will aim to evaluate the in situ impact of the use of MAX "digital cognitive aid" by multidisciplinary teams, as well as to study the impact on non-technical performance and the correlation between use mode (check/do and do/verify) and performance.

Technological innovation

MAX is a high-tech tool for professionals. It is not a gadget, but an expert assistant: that is why our research and development program is so important to us.

We are constantly working to bring new features to MAX while improving its ease of use: voice commands, character recognition, contextual and semantic recognition... MAX is more and more polyvalent to help you better and better.

Thanks to our centralized database, we can also safely analyze anonymous data to "educate" MAX and soon make it a predictive tool. The more data we have, the more efficient it is.

MAX is smart thanks to you.

So, MAX: what results?

An undeniable technical advantage

The studies conducted with MAX in the field have shown indisputable gains:

  • -60% of errors and omissions in health (anaesthesia-resuscitation)
  • +30% more health performance compared to the reference paper aid
  • +34% more technical performance in military medicine (combat rescue)

As you can see, these are not marginal benefits: MAX really makes the difference.

Enhanced human efficiency

MAX is not just a technical tool: studies have shown that it significantly strengthens teamwork:

  • CRM (Crew Resource Management)
  • crisis management
  • leadership
  • anticipation
  • problem solving
  • material usage

... all of which are improved by the use of MAX.

MAX does not eclipse the human factor: it improves it.