Functional information engineering Laboratory

Developing sensors that generate information and their applications

We are developing sensors to detect gas (smell components) and a system to identify smells by processing information obtained through the sensors. As an application of a gas sensor, we are developing a system that combines sensors for temperature, humidity and light with a gas sensor in order to measure the conditions of a living space and gauge the activities of the residents by processing the data gathered by the sensors. The system will be useful to monitor senior citizens living alone or prepare information to be provided to domestic robots.
Information and Communications Engineering
Faculty Name
SAITO, Atsushi
Academic Society
The Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan
The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers
Acoustical Society of Japan
Sensors, Measurement technologies, Electronic circuits

Study Fields

Electronic engineering
Communication engineering
Information engineering

For Society

We are developing a system to assess a given situation, similar to how humans do, by using various sensors, in addition to a system dealing with smells and tastes, from which we have difficulties to collect numerical data. We are also developing technologies to create a space filled with scents, which suits each venue or one’s mood by using the numerical data of smells.

Research Themes