Olga Panchenko about application «Wametr»: how to measure morally-volitional qualities
In autumn 2016 development team under the leadership of Olga Andreevna Panchenko announced the trial version release of application for mobile phones «Wametr».
The series of interviews would allow us with opportunities and development prospects of this product.
Correspondent: I sit possible to numerically measure human morally-volitional qualities?Olga Panchenko:
It could be possible to numerically assess the survival extent of one or another quality. You have to admit, it is unlikely to «point-blank» measure the quality like humanism, although we can determine the expressiveness of men’s quality by this actions.
This research method often arises in science. For example, it is impossible to weight the electron on the scale, but if we distill two electrons towards each other in hadron collider and collide them, we will calculate electronic mass by the collision strength. The same method is used for the determination of morally-volitional expressiveness level.
Creating conditions, taken some kind of qualities, determine physiological human’s reactions and the way of decision making, that is the key to numeral evaluation method of morally-volitional qualities. Before the appearance of wireless and computer technologies there was no technology possibility of massively making some advanced physiological measurements, because any quality is the functional system, consisting of huge variety of different components… Besides, there is no clear social order on this kind of recearch, therefore nobody has felt with this question.
In the middle of last century Soviet scientists conducted extensive research on the establishment of “perfect” human and made significant progress, but completion this project were failed because party workers were afraid of possible consequences and the project were closed. Their fears were related to their own imperfection… As usual, the reason for this was the human factor.
Correspondent: How the idea of measuring morally-volitional qualities expressiveness level appeared?
Olga Panchenko: Right after University I had to directly participate in major project management. When in project had been appearing competing financial interests I realized I lack competence for health safety working with the project. First of all it was due to so called soft skills deeply interconnected with morally-volitional qualities and special analytical methods, so I started looking for the way to rapidly acquirenecessary skills. As fate has willed I started doing aikido and time has shown that it was optimal solution for me.
Experience of working in major projects taught me act deliberately and technological and to reduce the time of necessary skills acquisition I had needed clear guidance. Of course, I didn’t have a mentor, that’s why I was looking for the way to numerally control my trainings and as the results of my research was the establishment of training “KIWAMI” technology and the movement control application “WAmetr”. The system is also allows to form good commands.
Correspondent: How to numerally measure morally-volitional qualities expressiveness level?
Olga Panchenko: Long experience in aikido trainings, spying on students practicing in aikido club “Hokkyokusei” and also in other clubs and federations, studying basic research in biomechanical, physiological, neurophysiological and psychological areas makes me think that any quality characterized ability of a person to act in social environment would be possible to spread out into the simple elements, combination of which create a unique for every person identity figure called in school of academic P. K. Anokhin “thinking architecture”.
Initially I was thinking about possibility of numerally measure the determination of the quality like concentration. For advice I turned to experienced neurologist, representative Russian physiological school of academic PyotrKuzmichAnokhin, candidate of biological sciences Victoria VladimirovnaGorbunova. She gave me an ideahow to measure, for example, number of correctly performed actions over the period of time or, on the contrary, measure the period of time then the action was performed correctly. And if this measurements supplemented by physiometrical research, then it is possible to have many interesting data for the analysis, for example, the moment of focus partial loss, as measured by facial muscle specific group tension.
Key factor for proper identification of expressiveness level of one or another qualities is creation adequate psychodynamic workload that keeps a person to prove research characteristics. When we talk about morally-volitional qualities, we involve that they may be shown only by human interacting with other people in special situation, therefore the key issue in similar research is “how in laboratory conditions model the situation that safety determination one or another human qualities?” And the aikido is the best thing for this.
to be continued...
15 sptember 2016