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TOMSK, Oct 12 – RIA Tomsk. Employees of the Faculty of Psychology (FP) and the Faculty of Physical Education (FPE) of Tomsk State University (TSU) have patented a device designed to test and train the accuracy of movements in pilots, cosmonauts and representatives of other extreme professions, the university's press service reported on Monday.
According to the press service, the device developed at TSU is a bracelet that is put on the hand and registers the trajectory of movement, accuracy, speed, efficiency and other parameters when a person performs certain actions. In addition, a small weight is built into the device, which allows to create an additional load to bring down the accuracy of directional movement.
"It is intended for people whose work is accompanied by psychological and physical stress and for whom the accuracy of movements is critically important... Physicians who got acquainted with the patent and the device believe that it is promising for the rehabilitation of patients with movement disorders", - the head of the department of sports and recreation tourism, sports physiology and medicine of the TSU Faculty of Physical Education Leonid Kapilevich is quoted.
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It is specified that currently there is only a prototype of this device, and scientists are looking for investors who are ready to invest in the technical implementation of the idea and bring the project to the stage of industrial production. Scientists have already received a patent for the simulator.
Scientists from the USA and the Institute of Biomedical Problem also took part in the development of the project. “We were consulted by the specialists of the Cosmonaut Training Center. They told what difficulties the crew had to face while working on the ISS and in outer space”, - adds the message.