this collaboration is a joint research project with tsukuba university, scheduled to start in 2021. we are currently in talks with the ministry of education, culture, sports, science and technology (MEXT) for research funding.
assistant professor taku hachisu, who is a specialist in the sense of touch and pressure, and acupuncturist ozawa, who touches people's skin every day to perform acupuncture, have decided to conduct research on "human skin sensation". there is a lot of research on affective touch in the u.s. and france, but very little data on it in japan due to the country's reluctance to use physical contact. research has shown that touching the skin can reduce stress in children's development and in nursing. this research has the potential to become an international paper and will be fully supported by tsukuba university. if this research is successful, it is expected to lead to the development of various skin information and applications for AI.
【biography】 graduated from the university of electro-communications, graduate school of information science and engineering, department of general informatics in 2015. after working as a researcher at the university of tsukuba, he became an assistant professor at the university of tsukuba in 2020.
he is engaged in research on haptic VR/AR, multimodal human interface, and wearable devices. D. (Engineering)