The project of a PSU post-graduate student won a grant from a leading university in the Republic of Kazakhstan
The project's performers are Oleg Nikolaevich Bodin, a professor at “Data Measuring Equipment and Metrology” Department, Polytechnic Institute, Penza State University, and Maxim Igorevich Safronov, a post-graduate student at the Department.
A portable cardio analyzer is a device designed to monitor the electrical activity of the heart, to provide emergency medical care in a timely manner, and to diagnose cardiovascular diseases at early stages.
The scientists from Penza State University have been developing a portable heart monitoring system project for several years. The “Portable cardio analyzer” project from a PSU team of scientists and engineers and the team itself were conferred a large number of awards at specialized competitions and exhibitions.
“However, the research part of the project alone was not enough to go from the idea to the final product. Assistance in the R&D work was proposed by Satbayev Kazakh National Technical University (KazNTU), Almaty”, - said Maxim Safronov, who was in charge of the project.
KazNTU supported the project at the expense of the university funds allocated for promising research projects. A prototype of the device was assembled by the team of PSU scientists in the research and production laboratory “FabLab” at KazNTU. At the stage of the prototype construction, the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Zhumagaliev Askar Kuanyshevich, visited the laboratory. He emphasized the importance of the Russian scientists’ project for Kazakhstan. Further implementation of the project is being carried out at the expense of grant financing under the “Commercialization” programme in the amount of 127 million tenge (22.5 million rubles).
At present, the stage of preparatory work for producing the prototype is underway: components are being purchased, equipment is being set up, documents for internal tests are being prepared.
“For the period of time that has passed since the idea and the first prototyping (and I want to mention that it is quite a long time, almost 8 years), a lot has been revised to this day: the size (from the size of a laptop to the size of a modern smartphone),source electronics, and software. But now this is the product that will, as we hope, be finally produced. We are going to receive a serial model and introduce our development”, noted the project manager O. N. Bodin, professor at “Data Measuring Equipment and Metrology” Department, PSU.
Note that Penza State University closely cooperates with the leading universities of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the field of socio-educational and engineering research projects.
Long-term partners of the Penza region leading university are such universities as Begeldinov Military Institute of Air Defense Forces, L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University, Makhambet Utemisov West Kazakhstan State University, Saken Seifullin Kazakh Agrotechnical University, K.I. Satbayev Kazakh National Technical University, al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Karaganda State Technical University, Sh. Ualikhanov Kokshetau State University.