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  • Bioprosthetics: Can They Really Be Controlled With Our Minds?

    How are bioprosthetics made? How are they attached to the body and controlled? How are they different from other prosthetics and is it true it will be possible to move them with our minds in the future? In this article, we tackle these questions with Motorica, a company founded in 2015 by ITMO graduate Ilya Chekh.


  • Artist and Biologist Ippolit Markelov on Russian Science Art and Collaborating With Scientists

    Ippolit Markelov has visited ITMO with a series of science art workshops for ITMO’s Art & Science Master’s program. Over the course of two weeks, the students learned the many ways they could use micro-, molecular and neurobiology as well as genetic engineering in their art projects. Read on to discover how scientific research can become art, what makes a science artist and what are the main objectives of this unique field today. 


  • Programmer Kirill Yashchuk on How to Survive Seven Surgeries, Not Give Up and Launch Your Own Project

    Having graduated from ITMO University in 2010, Kirill Yashchuk worked as a programmer at a number of companies, and also participated in an Amsterdam-based acceleration program as part of the TabTrader project team. But then a tragedy struck. A faulty chairlift cost him a grave arm injury. Fighting to save his arm, he had to undergo seven difficult surgeries. During his treatment, Kirill had an idea to create an open source solution aimed at facilitating the recovery of fine motor skills of people with disabilities. Unlike existing prostheses, which either don’t involve electronics or offer but a limited set of movements, the developed system will allow for intuitive control of prosthetic limbs. ITMO.NEWS met Kirill to learn how his university experience helped him in his life, and why the prostheses market still doesn’t offer good solutions.


  • NeuroForum-2018: Experts Discuss NeuroNet's Development

    Today, there are numerous online platforms and mobile applications that help people develop their cognitive skills. Participants of the recent NeuroForum-2018 "Brain: Technological Solutions for its Development and Enhancement for the NeuroNet Market" discussed the solutions and equipment that can be used for this purpose. The event was organized by ITMO University and took place at the Tochka Kipeniya (Boiling Point – Rus.) co-working space in St. Petersburg.


  • NTR 20.35 BarCamp Explored Prospects for Neural Interfaces

    For the third year in a row, the city of St. Petersburg has become the host of the BarCamp ‘National Technology Revolution 20.35’, an informal educational conference organized by participants themselves. This time, all its lectures and workshops were dedicated to the topic of increasing the competitive performance of Russian companies and expanding their presence on the global markets. The roundtable on ‘Promotion strategies for exporting hi-tech Neuronet solutions onto local markets’ was one of the barcamp’s main events. ITMO.NEWS jotted down the keynotes from the speakers’ presentations.


  • Digital Technologies in Theater

    How can modern digital technologies help theater-goers “see” actors’ feelings? Can actors convey their emotions without words? Neural interfaces and biosensors make it all possible. The participants of the Experimental Interactive Design Summer School studied how modern technologies can be used in theater. The school was organized by Tallinn University, ITMO University’s Creative Lighting Department, and the New Stage of Alexandrinsky Theater.


  • Race to the Top: Who Will Rule The Neurotech Market?

    Neurotechnologies can offer humans incredible opportunities: stimulate brain activity and increase its performance, control household devices with one's mind, talk to others without need for words or messenger apps. Moreover, the NeuroNet market is listed as a key market in the Russian National Technology Initiative. But first, it needs to overcome some major challenges in order to get to the stage of actual sales. Participants of the NeuroForum "NeuroNet development opportunities in global markets" discussed key tasks for the NeuroNet market past Thursday. The event took place at the “Boiling Point” space in St. Petersburg with the support of ITMO University.


  • “White Night of Technology”: How to Ensure Cybersecurity and Teach Neural Networks to See

    The history’s biggest hacking attack WannaCry, the FaceApp scandal, the improved Google Assistant, Elon Musk’s “neural lace” and Facebook’s ambitious plan to reject mouse and keyboard in favor of the “power of the mind” – these were just some of the hot topics in science and technology in the last few months. These and others were discussed last Wednesday at the festival of popular science “White Night of Technology” at the Benoit1890 cultural platform. ITMO.NEWS has put together some of the most interesting bits from the discussion.


  • Psychophysiologist Alexander Kaplan: Why Elon Musk is Weaving “Neural Lace” and Will AI Help Conserve Resources for Human Brain?

    Today’s computers don’t just solve mathematical problems at the drop of a hat – they also beat world champions in chess, Go and poker. Does this mean that artificial intelligence is finally here and could soon pose danger to humans? Or is human-machine symbiosis the way of the future? It’s no coincidence that even Elon Musk and Facebook are now developing neural interface technology for direct brain-to-computer interaction. What this will lead us to, what is “neural lace” and “cybersymb” and what myths surround the topic of the human brain – these were the topics of the open lecture given at ITMO University by Alexander Kaplan, Russia’s leading brain-machine interface developer and head of Laboratory for Neurophysiology and Neuro-Computer Interfaces at Moscow State University.


  • Neural Interfaces to Control Reality: a New Project at the Future Technologies Accelerator

    Operating devices with the power of one's mind, "seeing" one's own tastes and other's hidden wishes with a special app and a neural interface — this is something many dream of, and something that may well become reality thanks to the TuSion project by the residents of ITMO's Future Technologies accelerator. Their technology can be used in almost any kind of device and can be applied in retail, medicine, VR, Smart House systems and many other fields. Vladimir Kublashvili, one of the project's founders, shared about the promising invention and its possible applications.