三、主 题：No ninvasive Technique for Measuring Brain Activity and Its Application to Human-Machine Interfaces Design and Healthcare Device Development
In recent years, the spread of noninvasive brain function measurement devices, has enabled the measurement of brain activity while thinking or moving. As a result, it is now possible to objectively evaluate emotion using brain function measurement devices, which had previously been dependent on subjective evaluations.With regard to the field of future vehicles technologies, we have focused on the HMIs used in the next generation of vehicles in pursuit of a safe, secure, and comfortable space. Furthermore, BMIs and air-conditioning systems for thermal comfort are among our recent interests. For the healthcare, welfare, and medical fields, we have focused on a user-friendly intelligent wheelchair and an instinctively controllable teleoperation manipulator. Evaluating emotion and cognition information using a noninvasive brain-function measurement system is also one of our ongoing research interests. We are contributing to quality-of-life (QOL) improvements through these human-machine-environment interaction studies.This presentation demonstrates a noninvasive technique for measuring brain activity and its application to HMIs design and healthcare device development for improving QOL.
Dr. Keiichi Watanuki received his PhD in Department of Precision Machinery Engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, in 1991. From 1991, he was on the faculty of Mechanical Engineering at Saitama University, and from 2005, he has been a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Saitama University. He also serves as Director, Area of Human-Machine Interaction Systems Engineering; Deputy Director-General, Research Management Bureau; Director, Advanced Institute of Innovative Technology; Director, Institute of Ambient Mobility Interfaces; and Professor, Brain Science Institute at Saitama University.
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