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250 students and schoolchildren start to immerse themselves in engineering and medical projects at NeuroSchool intensive at Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU). The educational program was conducted from 21 to 25 September in online and offline formats at the FEFU Center for Project Activities. Participants listened to lectures from leading Russian experts, learned the operation of devices used for patient rehabilitation, got acquainted with neurointerfaces, and also studied the peculiarities of programming and designing medical systems.
“Every day, the Neuroschool participants are given information about the conduction of their own engineering and medical project, including the direction of “Neurotechnology” and technical competence. There are also trained in economic skills, public speaking and preparation of presentations”, said Pavel Efimov, Technical Director of the FEFU Project Activity Center, co-organizer of the intensive.
“Unfortunately, now doctors and engineers do not cooperate enough. At Far Eastern Federal University, an ideal environment has been created to change the situation for the better: new technologies are being launched at the Polytechnic Institute, they are being tested in practice at the School of Biomedicine, and the economic justification of projects is being prepared at the School of Economics and Management. As practice shows, 30-40% of participants in hackathons and intensives continue to further develop their projects. At Neuroschool we are waiting for new interesting ideas and new guys”, said Arthur Biktimirov, a neurosurgeon at the FEFU Medical Center.The FEFU Center for Project Activities brings together talented and motivated students who are interested in the embodiment of innovative and promising ideas from a commercial point of view. The work is carried out in several areas, among them - the Internet of things, big data, robotics, bioengineering, space systems, neurotechnology. Projects are worked out in conjunction with large enterprises that provide experts to advise student teams and often act as customers themselves.