On 15th March, the governor of the Voronezh region Alexei Gordeyev and the Head of the Department of Education, Science, and Youth Policy of the Voronezh Region Oleg Mosolov visited Voronezh State University. They visited the Laboratory of Medical Cybernetics of the Faculty of Computer Sciences where students under the leadership of Yaroslav Turovsky, PhD in Medicine, carry out research in the most advanced fields of science and develop innovative medical technology projects. Among the participants of the meeting were the Rector of Voronezh State University Dmitry Endovitsky, the Vice-Rector for Innovations and Technology Commercialization Tatiana Davydenko, the Dean of the Faculty of Computer Sciences Eduard Algazinov, students, and university lecturers.
Young researches demonstrated their projects to the audience: Modified Eye-Tracking Interface, Brain-Machine Interfaces, Emonet System that enables assessment of the parameters of the person's functional stress and intensity of their emotions, and Information Tactile and Temperature Feed-Back System in Myoelectric Prostheses.
‘In the laboratory students learn and develop new ideas that they present at different prestigious competitions. They also win competitions, for example, the competition of innovative projects "IT in the Black Soil Region” and receive grants. Our projects are of interest in a very wide range of areas. For example, eye-tracking devices are becoming an increasingly important and available technology used in everyday life by people with disabilities. Thus, the Modified Eye-Tracking Interface can be used in rehabilitation, it can for example, be used to control wheel chairs,’ said the Head of the Laboratory of Medical Cybernetics Yaroslav Turovsky.
Alexey Gordeyev praised the researchers’ innovative projects and emphasized their timely character and practical relevance. The governor also tested the eye-tracking interface that controls external devices and computers by means of eye movement.
‘Building an educational laboratory facility "VSU Information Technologies Centre” would make it possible to consolidate the many IT laboratories of the university and the Voronezh region in the same place,’ said Dmitry Endovitsky.