Information Somatics Inami-Hiyama Laboratory
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.
Specialized field：Augmented human, Virtual reality, Entertainment computing
Specialized field：Mixed reality, Humancomputer interaction, Gerontechnology