Siberian city of Tomsk is not only rich in all kinds of monuments of architecture, but also quite deservedly bears the title of one of the most scientific cities in Russia. On a relatively small territory, 15 scientific research institutes, 9 large universities, 6 business incubators and a special economic zone of technical-innovative type are located. Tomsk scientists regularly make discoveries in various fields and develop new technologies . This time the attention of the scientific community was attracted by the invention of researchers from the Tomsk University of Control Systems and Radioelectronics (TUSUR). They managed to create a lamp that helps people get out of the state of depression.
The device developed in TUSUR not only allows you to cope with depression, but also significantly increases the efficiency of the person. A special lamp creates a flickering, which is perceived by a person through the retina of the eyes and stimulates the rhythms of the brain. Alpha rhythms (8-14 Hz) normalize the emotional state, and beta (14-40 Hz) – working capacity. To successfully stimulate the brain, a session lasting about ten minutes is necessary. If the device is not used for its main purpose, it can serve as a normal lighting lamp.
“Now many people are experiencing anxiety, reduced efficiency, and such a device without unnecessary efforts will stimulate brain processes and make life better. This is a simple and intuitive tool that does not require special actions, so we are confident that it will be in demand, “says the author of the development, TUSUR magistrate Vladislav Kunegin. – The analog of our device is the device of psychoemotional correction “APEK”, which is mass-produced by the Tomsk SRI PP. The advantage of the lamp is that you do not need to be distracted, to wear glasses, to waste time. To get the effect, simply turn on the lamp in the workplace and adjust it to any convenient mode. “
The scientists tested the device, during which a group of subjects performed various tests, and the researchers compared the number of errors they made with different lighting (conventional and stimulating). During the testing, the participants in the experiment were taken EEG, showing the functional state at the current time. Now researchers need to find out whether the device is not interfered with by normal lighting and daylight. The project is planned to be completed within a year, after which the lamp will go on free sale.