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Information Somatics Inami-Hiyama Laboratory

Understanding and designing the body schema based on human factors

Researches on "Information Somatics" is about supporting andaugmenting innate functions of human such as sensory, motility, andintelligent processing. We investigate the mechanism of human bodybased on physiological, cognitive, physical knowledge. We propounddesigning truly "Human-Computer Integrated" systems enhancinghuman I/O in a way that we control instruments and systems just likewe control our own body.

Enhancing human I/O

In order to design "Human-Computer Integrated" systems, we need to recognize users’ intentions and give proper feedbacks to their bodies. We enhance human I/O by integrating sensing technologies like wearable sensing; perception and prediction technologies like machine learning; actuation technologies like electrical muscle stimulation.

Acquisition of new body schema

We enhance human ability by applying VR, AR, wearables, robot,and telexistence. Through this effort, we investigate a way to acquirenew body schema. Implementing practical application for hyperagedsociety is one of our research goals.

Sharing and Transferring subjective experience

We aim to develop technologies that enrich our quality of life (QoL) as supplement by recording, reproducing, and transferring subjectiveexperience. Entertainment, super-human sports, skill transferringare application domains.

MetaLimbs: Multiple Arms Interaction Metamorphism
MetaLimbs: Multiple Arms Interaction Metamorphism
VR Kumamon
VR Kumamon
D-Ball: Virtualized Sports using Diminished Reality
D-Ball: Virtualized Sports using Diminished Reality


  • Masahiko INAMI
  • Specialized field:Augmented human, Virtual reality, Entertainment computing
  • Atsushi HIYAMA
  • Specialized field:Mixed reality, Humancomputer interaction, Gerontechnology
Associate Professor Daisuke URIU
<As of May 2019>


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