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CREST survey: Upcoming communication uses and devices

CREST is an European study aims to identify new communicating devices and characterize the new uses

Monday, March 30th, 2015

CREST survey: Upcoming communication uses and devices

The CREST (Caractérisation de l’exposition aux radiofréquences (RF) induite par les nouveaux usages et les nouvelles technologies des systèmes de communications mobiles) is an European study, funded by the French National Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES), aims to identify new communicating devices and characterize the new uses that will be made of them and the new communication technologies that will support them in coming years.

In the 90s mobile communication technologies were mainly limited to the use of mobile phones used to make voice calls and held close to the ear. Recent years have seen a very rapid evolution with the introduction of numerous new devices, applications technologies.

Phones, tablets, laptops and other devices are used to surf Internet, download data, send text messages, listen to music, stream videos, etc. The introduction of these devices has been accompanied by the rapid development of new types of networks (WiFi, LTE) and network configurations to support their uses.

We have, at present, little information on the usage patterns of these new devices and technologies in the general population.

"We have developed a short questionnaire to gather information about the new technologies and uses that can be expected in the next 5 to 10 years. We are seeking volunteers with interest and/or expertise in the area of communication technologies to complete the questionnaire" says Elisabeth Cardis, head of the Radiation Programme at CREAL, an ISGlobal allied centre, and principal investigator of the CREST study.

Here, the questionaire/survey: http://tinyurl.com/surveycrest


CONTACT

Communications Manager:
Raül Toran

Telephone:
(+34) 93 214 73 33
(+34) 696 912 841

Email:
rtoran(ELIMINAR)@creal.cat


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