Welfareand human engineering
Aiming to provide welfare equipment tailored to each person’s needs
It is necessary to design welfare devices and equipment by tailoring them according to each person’s body shape and physical and mental abilities because, after all, these are the individuals who will use these devices. Furthermore, we have recently seen an expansion in universal designs to ensure that everyone, irrespective of whether they are handicapped, can use equipment with ease. Our laboratory is currently conducting research on welfare devices to tailor them to each person’s requirements, as well as to provide a doctor-friendly surgery assistance system.
|College of Systems Engineering and Science||Bioscience and Engineering - Biomedical Engineering Cource|
|Faculty Name||Akihiko Hanafusa|
|Academic Society||The Society of Life Support Engineering|
The Japan Society of Computer Aided Surgery
Japanese Society for Medical and Biological Engineering
|Keyword||Human engineering, Medical engineering, Human interface, Handicapped|
- Welfare engineering
- Medical biotechnology
- Mechatronics engineering
- Human engineering
- Biological signal processing
For SocietyIn addition to manufacturing welfare equipment for the handicapped, we aim to make various daily-use equipment and devices, which are easy to use.
- Research on how to assist the designing of wheelchairs and orthoses.
- Research on how to control and evaluate welfare equipment using biological signals such as myoelectricity and electroencephalograph.
- Research on surgery assistance systems (medical field).