Laboratory Information

Our laboratory belongs to the Department of Human Engineered Environmental Studies, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo, and our laboratory is managed with Professor Atsushi Yamashita of the same department.

The elderly population in Japan exceeds 25% of the total population, making Japan a hyper-aged society. The incidence of motor diseases increases with aging, which increases social security costs and the burden on caregivers, physical therapists, and others. I aim to research and develop technologies to assist people with motor disorders and exercise teaching systems. In order to provide actual exercise support and rehabilitation, it is necessary to understand the mechanism of human movement as basic research, and it is important to utilize this understanding in support systems. I am conducting a wide range of research from basic research on human movement mechanisms to applied research on the development of assistive technologies.