The Sverdlovsk Region instrument making is presented in the Center by a unique development of the VEKTOR-MS medical and technical enterprise. They created a device for muscular-skeleton disease treatment in cooperation with professor A.A. Gerasimov The effectiveness of the device, which is based on interstitial electrical simulation, reduces the treatment time for pain syndromes by 2-3 times compared to traditional treatment methods, the effect is achieved in 95% of patients. The device uses an electric current very similar to the natural human biocurrents. Interstitial electrical stimulation improves blood circulation and microcirculation, resulting in reduction of pain. The development is protected with 5 patents for treatment methods and a patent for a utility model.
Instrument engineering is one of the key sectors in mechanical engineering of the Sverdlovsk Region. The volume of production of the instrument engineering companies is 48,266 million rubles. The main assortment: the most sophisticated gyroscopic instruments and equipment for aviation purposes, control and testing equipment, medical equipment, control systems and electronic equipment for rocket and space technologies, control systems for automation of processes in various industries.
The Scientific and Production Association of automatics named after academician N.A. Semikhatov is a leading company in development and production of radio equipment and control systems.
Control systems produced by the Scientific and Production Association of automatics are now used for spaceship launch at the Baikonur (Kazakhstan), Plesetsk (Russia) and Kuru (French Guiana) cosmodromes. Four manufacturers of artificial lung ventilation devices recommended for use in medical institutions in Russia are located in Ekaterinburg.
Shvabe is a leader in the production of neonatal rehabilitation devices. The Ural Electronics Plant is the first Russian company that commissioned production of optical data storage devices (memory sticks, DVDs, etc.).
The Ural Optical and Mechanical Plant named after Mr. E.S. Yalamov (UOMP) is one of the largest companies in military-industrial sector of Russia, the leader in the optical instrumentation industry. It produces optoelectronic systems for aviation, optical surveillance systems, thermal cameras, geodesic satellite equipment, optical products, lighting equipment and medical equipment.
The Ural Electromechanical Plant is a manufacturer of spectrophotometers and dosimeters, communication equipment and equipment for nuclear power plants.
The Sverdlovsk Works of Current Transformers produces current transformers, current sensors, as well as a wide range of other electrical products.
The Sverdlovsk Electromechanical Plant manufactures low and medium voltage switchgears, switching devices and outdoor transformer substations.
In addition to product manufacturing, the companies are doing a lot of work related to recruitment of young scientists. Every year Ekaterinburg hosts the Semikhatov's Readings scientific and practical conference aimed at development and promotion of scientific activities, as well as at the formation and strengthening of professional practical knowledge among young specialists from the Russian Federation companies. This conference is organized by the Scientific and Production Association of automatics named after academician N.A. Semikhatov . This enterprise is a leading company in development and manufacturing of control systems and electronic equipment for rocket and space technologies and control systems for process automation in various industries.
Experts consider the development and production of measurement instruments, instruments for analysis, processing and presentation of information, control devices, automatic and automated control systems as promising branches of instrumentation.