KTU Students’ Achievements at Twente Summer School: Creating Exoskeletons and Analysing Search Engines

2017-08-25 16:00

Two Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) students – Julija Kravčenko and Paulius Saulėnas – spent a week in a summer school organised by the University Twente (Netherlands). In the end of the course, the projects of the KTU students and their teams won recognition for exceptional achievements.

“We were developing a project on LOPES exoskeleton, which helps people to restore their motoric abilities after stroke. Our team was comparing the efficiency of the exoskeleton with traditional physiotherapy methods, and, after thorough analysis, we have indicated that the new technology was almost 2 times more efficient. Our presentation of the results was evaluated as the best and we have won the first place”, says biomedical electronics student Julija Kravčenko (Faculty of Electrical and Electronics Engineering), who chose “The Future of Health Technology” course at the Summer School.

Programming systems student Paulius Saulėnas (Faculty of Informatics) was studying “Foundation of Information Retrietment” course at Curiousu 2017. The course focused on computer search engines, on their importance for the users and IT companies.

“At first we were learning to use open source search and textual input instrument Elasticsearch. Then a competition was announced – to adapt this search engine in such a way that the search among almost 1.2 million products was as exact as possible. I was lucky to have achieved the best results. My work was assessed as the best in the group”, said Paulius, the second year student at KTU.

KTU is collaborating with Twente University through the European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU): both universities are members of the Consortium.

The University of Twente is among the 100 top world universities in engineering studies and research. The competition for the participation in Curiousu 2017 summer school was organised by KTU talent academy GIFTed.COMM.

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