Assistive Technology


  • SHINO Motoki
    Associate Professor
    SHINO Motoki

    1999-2002: JSPS Research Fellowship for Young Scientists (DC1)
    2002: Doctor of Engineering (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology)
    2002-2005: Lecturer, The University of Tokyo
    2005-2010: Lecture, Department of Engineering Synthesis, The University of Tokyo
    2010-2011: Visiting Researcher, The Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
    2010-2014: Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Tokyo
    2014- : Associate Professor, Department of Human and Engineered Environmental Studies, The University of Tokyo

  • NIHEI Misato
    Associate Professor
    NIHEI Misato

    2003: Research Associate (Research Institute of National Rehabilitation Center for the Persons with Disabilities)
    2005: Visiting Research Assistant, (Waseda University, 21Cent. COE Program)
    2007: Received Doctor of Engineering from Waseda University
    2007: Lecturer (University of Tokyo,)
    2013: Lecturer (University of Tokyo)
    2014: Lecturer, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences (University of Tokyo)

Practice and scientific approach of practical society useful for society

This field captures human life from the point of view of quality in life and quality of life that vary in accordance with the social change such as aging, individualization, high-technologization, and globalization. Our aim is to promote the progress of science and contribute to society by integrating knowledge on all academic related to human life by making policy proposals, building social systems and developing new assistive technology.
We cover a wide range of research on assistive technology, from design theory, analysis/ modeling, equipment development, assistive product design to implementation in society. Though collaboration with national projects, user groups, consortium research organizations for aging society and enterprises we subject core research activities in the field of assistive technology.
We also have international research exchange with research institutions deploying Gerontechnology and Assistive technology.

Example of research theme:

[Assistive technology and System/ Design]

  1. ●Development and product to suit human behavior, motility, physiological, cognitive characteristics and psychological characteristics
  2. ●Assessment in automobiles, electric powered wheelchair simulator
  3. ●Development of assistive information technology using robotics technology for patients with dementia
  4. ●Product design in assistive devices
  5. ●Evaluation and development methodology adopt clinical evaluation and outcome measurement
  6. ●Human interaction and Interface

[Social Participation/ Mobility]

  1. ●Mobility design for the elderly with highly social acceptance
  2. ●Education methodology and feature extracting of elderly driver
  3. ●Comprehensive system in community-based care field
  4. ●A new urban development strategies of the knowledge in interdisciplinary
  5. ●Proposition in on-demand system tailored to local needs
Mobility for Elderly People
Mobility for Elderly People
Assistive Technology based on Science and Technology
Assistive Technology based on Science and Technology