For better understanding of humans’ motions
Humans can physically move when their muscles contract to move bones via tendons, causing articular movements. Therefore, it is essential to study muscles and tendons by regarding them as “materials” to identify their properties if we want to understand how humans move. Our laboratory aims to gain more knowledge about human motions by identifying the various properties of muscles and tendons in vivo using ultrasonic diagnostic equipment and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) equipment. By doing so, we will aim to glean knowledge useful in terms of developing artificial muscle and prosthetic equipment.
|College of Systems Engineering and Science||Bioscience and Engineering - Biomedical Engineering Cource|
|Faculty Name||Ryota Akagi|
|Academic Society||Japanese Society of Physical Fitness and Sports Medicine|
Society of Biomechanisms Japan
Japanese Society of Biomechanics
|Keyword||Biological information, Human engineering, Ultrasonic waves, Sports science, Sarcopenia, Training, Aging|
- Sports and health science
- Medical biotechnology
For SocietyWe will make more effective training and stretching programs to help improve people’s quality of life and prevent disorders. Furthermore, the results of our research can be applied to the development of artificial muscles and to various programs in the rehabilitation filed.
- Research on how stretching affects the hardness of muscles.
- Study on how the hardness of muscles changes as people age.
- Assistance in teaching people to acquire good exercise forms using smart devices.