The project team of the “School of Digital Economy and Technological Entrepreneurship” presented a prototype of a three-dimensional puzzle in the form of a dinosaur. The development is a modified simulator for the development of fine motor skills in visually impaired children.
Project manager, prototyping laboratory engineer Stanislav Sapelnikov reportedthat the development of this simulator began at the request of the regional society, the disabled. By design, the toy for the development of fine motor skills will be a voluminous, rough and embossed dinosaur model, which will be connected like a puzzle. Sapelnikov noted that the task of the project team is to combine the experience of existing simulators and create a toy that a child can assemble with his eyes closed, relying on intuition. In his opinion, the lack of motor skills affects the mental development of the child. Loss of vision at an early age affects independence and a general sense of the world.
The press service of NovSU reported that 52 startup projects were presented at the final presentation as part of the acceleration program of the Institute of Digital Economy, Management and Service of NovSU. The participants listened to the opinion of experts and drew conclusions for the further commercialization of their developments.
It is noted that in October the Acceleration Program of the Institute of Digital Economy, Management and Service of the NovSU “School of Digital Economy and Technological Entrepreneurship” became the winner of the federal project “University Technological Entrepreneurship Platform”. Since the launch, the participants have gone through a series of trainings and master classes, as well as developed their own start-up projects.