TOMSK, Dec 5 – RIA Tomsk. Tomsk State University of Control Systems and Radioelectronics
(TUSUR) and Chinese specialists plan to create a VR complex to control
pre-launch conditions in astronauts, and for relieve stress and rest directly
in outer space, taking as a basis the earlier development of Tomsk scientists,
the press service of the university told RIA Tomsk.
According to her, a preliminary
agreement on cooperation between the university and colleagues from China was
reached during the China-Russian engineering and technical forum
"Innovative Aerospace Industry Sharing the Future", which was held at
the end of November in the Chinese province of Fujian.
"The associate professor of the
TUSUR Department of Integrated Information Security of Electronic Computing
Systems Yuliya Loboda conducted at the forum a demonstration of a stress
relieving complex developed with the use of neurointerfaces and augmented
reality technologies by the Tomsk Neuromech company with the participation of
TUSUR scientists", – the interlocutor of the agency said.
As Loboda explained to the press
service, a person puts on glasses and sensors, gets into a certain location in
virtual reality, where he performs various actions, concentrates or relaxes and
thereby can change some objects in virtual reality by the power of thought.
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"We combined biosensors with Oculus
Quest VR glasses, which can work without a computer connection. To carry out
special exercises in virtual reality, we created program blocks – small
locations aimed at a person relaxing or, conversely, attention
concentration", – explains Loboda.
The complex was tested at the Federal
Siberian Research Clinical Center under Federal Biomedical Agency of Russia
(Krasnoyarsk), as a result of which a positive effect on reducing stress when
using this technology was confirmed. Currently, developers have filed an
application for an international patent, as there are no analogues of this
As the press service of the university
explains with reference to Loboda, Chinese colleagues became interested in
using such a complex as an additional psychological preparation for astronauts
and pilots to fly, as well as for use directly in outer space to relieve
tension and loads.