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Humanophilic Innovation Project

The Department for Interdisciplinary Frontier Research promotes “Humanophilic Innovation Project” with the aim of producing research results which create the society of next generation, realizing the people-friendly life and social environment. Under the project, the researchers from three different graduate schools collaborate for challenging research activities to develop human life support systems using earth-friendly materials based on the understanding of brain and neural activity.

 

*Humanophilic: The word conveys the meaning as "highly compatible with people" and "people-friendly." It is a coined word consists of "human" and "philic" which means "friendship."

 

Humanophilic Innovation Project

Purpose

The goal of the project is to promote challenging research activities for developing human life support system using earth-friendly materials based on the understanding of brain and neural activity by the collaboration of researchers from three different graduate schools.

Outline

The project promotes the development of human life support system with the research on brain and neural activity and development of monitoring technology for biological activity. Further more, the project pursue the research and development for the greening of the social infrastructure.

Particularly, the researchers are striving for the technology innovation which uplifts human cognitive life by promoting systems biology and neuroscience, developing interface that connects people and machine and building good interactive relations between people and information network. Moreover, with our ability of plant science and genome science and the collaboration of materials science and information technology, the researchers produce recyclable and biodegradable green materials and Nano biomaterials in order to develop new platform and eco-friendly devices. Humanophilic Innovation Project challenges to develop human life support system using all these earth-friendly materials.

Expected Result

Contribution for the improvement of the quality of life (QOL) in the super-aging society and the greening of the social infrastructure through the understanding of brain function disorders and development of devices based on biomaterials.

Research Topics

 
●Development of Monitoring Technology for Biological Activity
Group Leader (Material science) Jun Ota - Professor
Member (Biological sciences) Taku Demura - Professor

(Institute for Research Initiatives) Makito Haruta - Assistant Professor
Advisor (Material science) Takashi Tokuda - Associate Professor

(Information science) Keiichi Yasumoto - Professor

 
●Development of Ecological Device System
Group Leader (Biological sciences) Taku Demura - Professor
Member (Material science) Yukiharu Uraoka - Professor

(Institute for Research Initiatives) Minoru Kubo Associate - Professor
Advisor (Biological sciences) Hiroshi Takagi - Professor

(Information science) Yasuhiko Nakajima - Professor

 
●Creation of Human Life Support System

Group Leader (Information science) Keiichi Yasumoto Professor
Member : (Material science) Jun Ota - Professor

(Information science) Yutaka Arakawa - Associate Professor

(Information science) Teruhiro Mizumoto - Assistant Professor
Adviser : (Biological sciences) Taku Demura - Professor

 

 

 

Concept

Humanophilic Innovation Project Concept