Victories in “UMNIK” program competition: developing medical technologies
Two projects of representatives of ETU are recognized the best in “UMNIK” program competition. Developments in the field of medicine of student of Faculty of Computer Science and Technology Georgy Efimenko and graduate student of Faculty of Electronics Vsevolod Simon are awarded the first degrees in their nominations.
On September 29 on the Awards ceremony of winners results of “UMNIK” were announced. The project of student of Faculty of Computer Science and Technology Georgy Efimenko "Development of a program complex on treatment and aftertreatment of patients with a hearing disorder" became the winner in the Future Medicine nomination. "Development of the Device for Non-contact Registration of Biomedical Signals" project of the graduate student of Faculty of Electronics Vsevolod Simon received the highest award in the "New Devices and Apparatus Complexes" nomination.
Under the leadership of Andrey A. Ukhov, associate professor of Department of Electron Devices and Systems, Doctor of Engineering, Vsevolod developed the device for non-contact registration of biomedical signals. The key difference from a traditional contact method of record of bioelectric signals is that between a body of a person and electrodes there is a material which isn't installing electrical equipment (for example, air or a layer of a tissue). The device can record both activity of heart (electrocardiogram), and activity of a brain (electroencephalogram). Development will help to accelerate the routine procedure of electrophysiologic diagnostics, can be built in regimentals of firefighters and rescuers and also sportswear that allows to carry out long registration of electrocardiograms and electroencephalograms in field conditions. Besides, the device is effective in cases when connection of electrodes directly to a surface of a skin isn't possible because of damages or for patients with allergy.
Other development of team of young scientists from ETU “LETI” was represented by Georgy Efimenko. The project, referred on treatment and aftertreatment of patients with a hearing disorder, was framed under the leadership of associate professor of Department of Automation and Control Processes, Ph. D., Dmitry I. Kaplun together with representatives of Pavlov First St Petersburg State Medical University and Pavlov Institute of physiology. Development represents the application for passing of acoustical trainings both in ambulatory and in any convenient place. In the application it is possible to regulate complexity levels, thus, the doctor can pick up the individual program for each patient. In Russian market there is only one similar product, the main advantage of development of the student of LETI is the intuitive interface and cross-platform of the application. The application already undergoes approbation in laboratory of hearing and speech of First Medical University.
Each winner of the competition will receive 500 thousand rubles for 2 years for development of the scientific and technical project. Introduction of developments of ETU young scientists in practical activities of medical institutions promotes increase in availability of medicine, its mobility and quality of medical services, carrying out one of the main objectives of the state in the social sphere.
“UMNIK” program of Foundation of assistance to innovations is directed to support of commercially focused scientific and technical projects of young researchers. For the last 3 years winners of the program became 249 young innovators from St. Petersburg.