Shunsuke Yoshimoto
Assistant Professor
PhD (Engineering)


Email: yoshimoto [at] bpe.es.osaka-u.ac.jp
Tel: +81-6-6850-6500


Research field
Haptics (Sensor and Display), Bioinstrumentation, Augmented Reality and Medical application

Personal Information
Year of Birth: 6, May, 1986
Gender: Male


Affilication:
Bioimaging Group (Oshiro Laboratory)
Division of Bioenineering, Department of Mechanical Science and Bioengineering
Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University
[HP]

Research

Haptic display

This is a technology for generating artificial force or tactile sensation by presenting physical stimulus to the human body using a device.




Spatially Transparent Electrotactile Display (JSMBE / IEEE EMBC 2011)
Presenting tactile sensation at the touching part of the skin is difficult with previous tactile display technologies because the physical stimulus causes tactile sensation at the presented part of the skin. For example, it is difficult to present artificial tactile sensation at the finger pad during writing with a pen without disturbing the action. This research presents a tactile device which can case tactile sensation at the different part from the stimulated part by using electrical stimulus. The principle is based on human tactile illusion that tactile sensation is perceived at the part of mechanoreceptor when the nerve action is induced at the middle part of the nerve. Especially, the electrical pulse stimulus at the middle part of the finger causes tactile sensation according to the signal pattern. The proposed display which is simple, small and capable of presenting multi-dimensional information is expected to be used for the navigation of tool manipulation. [more]


Texture Display by using Electrical Stimulus (TVRSJ / IEEE RO-MAN 2009)
Developing a tactile display which can present various textures is expected. In order to use the device with an input interface such as computer mouse, tactile device of small and simple structure is desired. Although it has been known that transcutaneous electrical stimulus causes sensation, the stimulus rendering strategy for texture presentation has not been revealed yet. We developed a small and simple mouse-type tactile interface for presenting texture sensation by using electrical stimulus. The interface enables users to feel several degree of roughness of virtual texture by presenting electrical stimulus patterns which mimic nerve activities during exploring the concave-convex surface. [more]


Haptic Display by using Dilatant Fluid (TVRSJ / SIGGRAPH 2010 E-Tech )
The liquid which is made from water and starch is a kind of dilatant fluid, which dynamically changes the state from fluid to solid according to the applied shear force. We focused on the interesting characteristics and proposed a haptic device which can present multi-modal sensation by using the liquid. In our proposed method, the density of the dilatant fluid is controlled for presenting passive force. To this end, we developed a glove type haptic device which has a filter of starch particle and water sucking/ejecting mechanism to control the friction between the hand and the fluid. We showed the device enables users to feel "stickiness", "hardness" and "roughness" sensations in various intensities. Furthermore, we have implemented an entertainment system in which users can design haptic sensation by blending colors projected on the fluid screen. [more]


Tactile sensing

This is a technology for sensing force, contact area, vibration or hand posture related to touch action.




Sensing Stress Distribution based on Electrical Impedance Tomography (IEEE EMBC 2015)
We develop a technology for sensing stress distribution during touch without mechanical constraint. The proposed system applies voltage between an object and human skin by sing several electrodes. Because the potential distribution changes according to the contact state of the two object, the contact state can be inversely estimated from the partial potential distribution. This technology can be used for sensing contact information between the human body and the object without mechanical constraint to analyze human action such as throwing an object. [more]


Electrical Sensing of Hand Motion from the Wrist (IEEJ / IEEE EMBC 2015)
Sensing human hand motion has great benefits for understanding the hand structure and function and designing input interface. However, the sensing environment and user's action are limited with the previous technologies. We focused on the change of the wrist shape according to the hand motion and developed a unique hand motion capture technique by the electrical sensing of the wrist shape. Especially, the sensing device is composed of a wrist band which converts the wrist shape to the electrical contact impedance and an impedance measurement circuit. The finger angles are estimated from the circuit output which changes according to the contact impedance. The developed sensing technology is expected to contribute to the hand motion capture without the environment and action limitations. [more]


Spatially Transparent Electrical Tactile Sensor (ABE・ SIGGRAPH Asia 2012 E-Tech)
We developed a sensing technology to measure the touching pressure without restricting touch action. In the proposed method, we attach electrodes to the object and the human skin and apply voltage between them. Because the contact resistance between the object and the human skin changes according to the contact pressure, the system detects the resistance change for estimating the contact pressure. Especially, we have achieved a wide dynamic range by introducing a differential amplifier for the high sensitive sensing. This technology can be used for quantifying the touching and implementing an input interface. [more]


Fundamental of haptics

This is a fundamental research on control of human tactile perception and hardware design based on tactile perception.




Texture Modulation by Electrotactile Augmentation (IEEE ToH・Eurohaptics 2014・Asiahaptics 2014)
We are developping the technology which is capable of varying tactile roughness perception. In this research, we revealed that the electrotactile sensation produced by the spatially transparent electrotactile display the could modify the tactile roughness perception during material exploration by the fingertip at a several extent. The proposed system controls the frequency of electrical pulse stimulus according to the user's finger velocity in order to augment concave-convex feeling to his/her fingertip. This system enables users to have experience of various roughness feeling with a real material, which is expected to be applied for rapid product's texture design. [more]


触覚受容解析に基づく電気刺激装置の最適設計
電気刺激による触覚生成技術は,機械的な制約は少ないですが,生成される感覚に不自然さがあります.この問題を解消するため,電気刺激に用いる電極のサイズを生成される感覚をシミュレーションに基づいて評価することで最適設計する方法を提案しています.電気刺激による感覚のシミュレーションとしては,与えられた電極の条件のもとで電位分布を求め,神経活動を解析し,指の適切な部位に神経活動が生じているかどうかということを評価します.空間透明型電気触覚ディスプレイにおける電極の最適設計を行い,60mm^2程度の電極サイズが良好な感覚を与えられることを明らかにしました. [more]

Medical application

開発した技術の医療への応用を目指しています.




歯型彫刻技能の習得のための電気触覚フィードバックシステム (IEEE ToH)
歯科技工士の技能教育において効率化が求められています.本研究では,技能訓練の一つである歯型彫刻における刃物の動かし方を触覚フィードバックによって教示し,教育を支援するシステムの開発に取り組んでいます.提案システムでは,予め上級者の理想的な操作をモデルとして用意しておき,練習時に操作の良し悪しを判定して触覚フィードバックを与えます.特に,電気刺激を使って指先に触感として伝えるのが本システムの特徴で,小型で作業の邪魔にならず導入が容易で操作をわかりやすく伝えることが可能です.被験者実験により,彫刻に効果的な刃物の角度を教示することができ,過剰な彫刻を防いだり安定した面の切り出しが可能になることが確認されています. [more]
(本研究は大阪大学歯学部との共同研究です.)

Collaborated works





Biography

Positions

October 2013 - Present
Assistant professor, Bioengineering, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University

October 2012 - September 2013
Assistant professor, Systems Science and Applied Informatics, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University

July 2011 - September 2011
Visiting Researcher, Computer Vision Laboratory, ETH Zurich

April 2011 - September 2012
Research Fellow (DC1), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

November 2010 - March 2011
Research Assistant, gCOE MEI center

November 2010
Sigma Research Assistant, Graduate School of Engineering Science

Educations

September 2012
Ph.D. of Engineering in Osaka University

September 2010
Master of Engineering in Osaka University

March 2009
Bachelor of Engineering in Osaka University

March 2007
Associate of Engineering in AKASHI National College of Technology


Class


2015 - Present
Exercises in Computer Programming, School of Engineering Science, Osaka Unversity

2014 - Present
Experiments in Biophysical Engineering B(Signal and Image Processing), School of Engineering Science, Osaka Unversity

2014 - Present
Engineering Science Problem-Based Learning(Biophysical Engineering), School of Engineering Science, Osaka Unversity

2014 - Present
Engineering Science Problem-Based Exercise(Biophysical Engineering), School of Engineering Science, Osaka Unversity

2013 - 2014
Computer and Systems Science Laboratory B (Analog Circuit Design), School of Engineering Science, Osaka Unversity

2012 - 2014
Computer and Systems Seminar, School of Engineering Science, Osaka Unversity

2013 - 2014
Engineering Science Problem-Based Learning(Computer and Systems Science), School of Engineering Science, Osaka Unversity


Publications

Journals (Peer reviewed)

    1. S. Hinatsu, S. Yoshimoto, Y. Kuroda, and O. Oshiro, "Estimation of Fingertip Contact Force by Plethysmography in Proximal Part", Transactions of Japanese Society for Medical and Biological Engineering, Vol.X, No.X, pp.XX-XX, 2017(Accepted).
    2. T. Kuwatani, S. Yoshimoto, Y. Kuroda, and O. Oshiro, "Estimation of Respiratory Volume using Electromagnetic Induction Coils Linked with Chest Movement", Transactions of Japanese Society for Medical and Biological Engineering, Vol.55, No.2, pp.69-76, 2017.
    3. J. Kawaguchi, S. Yoshimoto, Y. Kuroda, and O. Oshiro, "Estimation of Finger Joint Angles Based on Electromechanical Sensing of Wrist Shape", IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, Vol.X, No.X, pp.XX-XX, 2016(Accepted).
    4. Y. Ideguchi, Y. Uranishi, S. Yoshimoto, Y. Kuroda, M. Imura, O. Oshiro, "Reconstruction of Smoke based on Light Field Consistency", IEEJ Transactions on Sensors and Micromachines, Vol.136, No.12, pp.522-531, 2016.
    5. Y. Ideguchi, Y. Uranishi, S. Yoshimoto, Y. Kuroda, M. Imura and O. Oshiro, "Estimation of Smoke Spatial Density from Light Field", The Journal of The Institute of Image Information and Television Engineers, Vol.70, No.7, pp.J146-J157, 2016.
    6. Y. Kato, S. Yoshimoto, M. Imura, S. Yamashita, T. Ogura and O. Oshiro, "A Fundamental Study on Non-invasive Simultaneous Measurement of Pressure Pulse Wave and Blood Flow for Circulation Dynamics Analysis", Transactions of Japanese Society for Medical and Biological Engineering, Vol.54, No.2, pp.66-75, 2016.
    7. S. Yoshimoto, Y. Kuroda, M. Imura, O. Oshiro, K. Nozaki, Y. Taga, H. Machi and H. Tamagawa, "Electrotactile Augmentation for Carving Guidance", IEEE Transactions on Haptics, Vol.9, No.1, pp.43-53, 2016.
    8. M. Miyake, Y. Manabe, Y. Uranishi, S. Yoshimoto, M. Imura, Y. Kuroda, O. Oshiro, "Support System for Clothes Selection based on Color Information for a Visually Impaired Person", Transactions of Japanese Society for Medical and Biological Engineering, Vol.53, No.5, pp.255-263, 2015.
    9. N. Nagasaka, Y. Uranishi, S. Yoshimoto, M. Imura, and O. Oshiro, "Haptic Interface with a Stylus for a Mobile Touch Panel", ITE Transactions on Media Technology and Applications, Vol.3, No.4, pp.279-286, 2015.
    10. J. Kawaguchi, S. Yoshimoto, M. Imura, and O. Oshiro, "Finger Joint Angle Estimation from Electrical Contact Resistance According to Wrist Shape", IEEJ Transactions on Electronics, Information and Systems, Vol.135, No.11, pp.1314-1321, 2015.
    11. S. Yoshimoto, Y. Kuroda, M. Imura, and O. Oshiro, "Material Roughness Modulation via Electrotactile Augmentation", IEEE Transactions on Haptics, Vol.8, No.2, pp.199-208, 2015.
    12. Y. Uranishi, H. Takizawa, S. Yoshimoto, M. Imura, and O. Oshiro, "Sound-aided Tracing System for Visually Impaired People", Transactions of the Institute of Systems, Control and Information Engineers , vol.28, no.5, pp.205-212, 2015 (japanese).
    13. H. Nakafuji, M. Imura, S. Yoshimoto, and O. Oshiro, "Estimation System of Swallowed Water Amount Using Analysis of Swallowing Sounds", Transactions of the Japanese Society for Medical and Biological Engineering, Vol.53, No.2, pp.76-83, 2015 (japanese).
    14. T. Kato, M. Imura, S. Yoshimoto, and O. Oshiro, "Development of Tongue Deformation Model Based on Tissue Incompressibility", Transactions of the Japanese Society for Medical and Biological Engineering, Vol.52, No.6, pp.275-281, 2014 (japanese).
    15. R. Ohno, S. Yoshimoto, and K. Sato, "Visual Force Sensing for Device-less Interface with Finger Pushing onto Palm",The Journal of The Institute of Image Information and Television Engineers,Vol.68,No.7,pp.J287-J291, 2014 (japanese).
    16. S. Yoshimoto, Y. Kuroda, M. Imura, and O. Oshiro, "Spatially Transparent Tactile Sensor by using Electromechanical Property of Skin", Advanced Biomedical Engineering, Vol.1, No.1, pp. 89-97, 2012 (JBMES 2012 Best Research Award).
    17. S. Yoshimoto, Y. Kuroda, M. Imura, and O. Oshiro, Hiroko Azuma, Masakazu Yagi, Kenji Takada, "Reconstruction of Tangible Dental Mockup in Training for Machining Operations", Medical Imaging Technology, Vol.30, No.4, pp.p.172-180, 2012 (japanese).
    18. S. Yoshimoto, Y. Kuroda, M. Imura, and O. Oshiro, "Electrotactile Feedback based on the Measurement of the Strain to Navigate the Retraction of Tissue", Transactions of the Japanese Society for Medical and Biological Engineering, Vol.50, No.1, pp.84-91, 2012 (japanese) (JBMES 2011 Best Research Award).
    19. S. Yoshimoto, Y. Hamada, T. Tokui, T. Suetake, M. Imura, Y. Kuroda, and O. Oshiro, "Haptic Canvas: Generate and Blend Haptic Sensation by using Dilatant Fluid", The Journal of the Society for Art and Science, Vol.10, No.4, pp.204-214, 2011 (japanese).
    20. S. Yoshimoto, E. Shigeeda, Y. Kuroda, M. Imura, and O. Oshiro, Masakazu Yagi, Hiroko Azuma, Kenji Takada, "Reconstruction of Tangible Dental Image for Interactive Cross-Reference System", Medical Imaging Technology, Vol.29, No.4, pp.181-190, 2011 (japanese).
    21. S. Yoshimoto, Y. Hamada, T. Tokui, T. Suetake, M. Imura, Y. Kuroda, and O. Oshiro, "Medium Control Haptic Device using Dilatant Fluid", Transactions of the Virtual Reality Society of Japan, Vol.16, No.3, pp.317-325, 2011 (japanese).
    22. S. Yoshimoto, Y. Kuroda, M. Imura, and O. Oshiro, "Electrotactile Pulse Rate Modulation to Present Self-Similarity of Object Surface", Transactions of the Virtual Reality Society of Japan, Vol.16, No.3, pp.307-315, 2011 (japanese).
    23. S. Yoshimoto, Y. Kuroda, M. Imura, Y. Kagiyama, and O. Oshiro, "Development of A Spatially Transparent Electrotactile Display and Application to Hand Tool Navigation", Transactions of the Japanese Society for Medical and Biological Engineering, Vol.49, No.1, pp.54-61, 2011 (japanese) (JBMES 2010 Best Research Award).

International Conferences (Peer reviewed)

    1. S. Yoshimoto, S. Hinatsu, Y. Kuroda, O. Oshiro, "Hemodynamic Sensing of 3D Fingertip Force using PPG device", In Proceedings of the International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Jeju Island, July, 2017 (accepted).
    2. S. Yoshimoto, Y. Yamada, Y. Kuroda, O. Oshiro, "Compact and Largely Displaceable Tactile Shape Display using Arrayed Ultrasonic Linear Actuator", In Proceedings of the IEEE World Haptics Conference 2017 (Work in Progress), Munich, June, 2017 (accepted).
    3. T. Kitajima, E. Arata, Y. Murakami, S. Yoshimoto, Y. Kuroda, O. Oshiro, "Human Detection Using Biological Signals in Camera Images with Privacy Aware", In Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Intelligent Systems Design and Applications, pp.1-12, Porto, December, 2016.
    4. P. Raumonen, Y. Ideguchi, Y. Uranishi, M. Åkerblom, M. Kaasalainen, S. Yoshimoto, Y. Kuroda, O. Oshiro, "Virtual Reality Forest: Realistic Trees Based on Laser Scans", In Proceedings of the European Association for Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, pp.1-5, Athens, November, 2016.
    5. Y. Kato, S. Yoshimoto, Y. Kuroda, M. Imura, S. Yamashita, T. Ogura, O. Oshiro, "Noninvasive Simultaneous Measurement of Blood Pressure and Blood Flow Velocity for Hemodynamic Analysis", In Proceedings of the International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, pp. 2570-2573, Orlando, August, 2016.
    6. Y. Ideguchi, Y. Uranishi, S. Yoshimoto, Y. Kuroda, O. Oshiro, "Surface Estimation of Transparent Object based on Local Photo Consistency", In Proceedings of the International Workshop on Advanced Image Technology 2016, 1B-5, Busan, January, 2016.
    7. J. Kawaguchi, S. Yoshimoto, Y. Kuroda, and O. Oshiro, "Electromechanical Sensing of Finger Motion Using Wrist Mounted Device", In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Ubiquitous Healthcare, pp.132-135, Osaka, November/December 2015.
    8. T. Kitajima, S. Choi, E. Murakami, S. Yoshimoto, and O. Oshiro, "Contactless Measurement of Heart Rate Using Single Channel Camera Images", In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Ubiquitous Healthcare, pp.47-50, Osaka, November/December 2015.
    9. S. Yoshimoto, J. Kawaguchi, M. Imura, and O. Oshiro, "Finger Motion Capture from Wrist-Electrode Contact Resistance", In Proceedings of 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, pp.3185-3188, Milan, August 2015 (IEEE EMBS Japan Chapter Young Researcher Award).
    10. S. Yoshimoto, M. Imura, and O. Oshiro, "Unobtrusive Tactile Sensing based on Electromechanical Boundary Estimation", In Proceedings of 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, pp.4375-4378, Milan, August 2015.
    11. S. Yoshimoto, Y. Kuroda, Y. Uranishi, M. Imura, and O. Oshiro, "Roughness Modulation of Real Materials using Electrotactile Augmentation", Eurohaptics2014, 15, Versailles, June 2014.
    12. R. Yokohata, M. Imura, Y. Uranishi, S. Yoshimoto, Y. Kuroda, and O. Oshiro, "Pitching Simulation with Musculoskeletal Model of Hand", Digital Human Modeling Symposium, p.13, Tokyo, May 2014.
    13. S. Yoshimoto, Y. Kuroda, M. Imura, O. Oshiro, and K. Sato, "Smart Sensing of Tool/Tissue Interaction by Resistive Coupling", In Proceedings of 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, pp.628-631, 2013.
    14. S. Yoshimoto, Y. Kuroda, M. Imura, O. Oshiro, and K. Sato, "Electrically Multiplexed Tactile Interface: Fusion of Smart Tactile Sensor and Display", In Proceedings of IEEE World Haptics Conference 2013, pp.151-156, 2013.
    15. Y. Kuroda, S. Yoshimoto, E. Shigeeda, M. Imura, O. Oshiro, H. Azuma, M. Yagi, and K. Takada, "Cross-Reference Dental Images with Haptic Feedback for Dentist-Patient Mutual Communication", In Proceedings of the 4th Global COE International Symposium on Physiome and Systems Biology, p.58, Toyonaka, November 2011.
    16. S. Yoshimoto, Y. Kuroda, M. Imura, and O. Oshiro, "Development of a Spatially Transparent Electrotactile Display and Its Performance in Grip Force Control", In Proceedings of 33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Boston, August/September 2011.
    17. S. Yoshimoto, Y. Hamada, T. Tokui, T. Suetake, M. Imura, Y. Kuroda, and O. Oshiro, "Haptic Canvas: Blending stickiness, hardness, roughness with dilatant fluid based haptic device", In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Virtual Reality (VRIC '10), pp. 145-146, Laval, April, 2010.

Domestic Conferences

International Demo Presentations (Peer reviewed)

    1. J. Kawaguchi, Y. Ideguchi, Y. Uranishi, S. Yoshimoto, Y. Kuroda, M. Imura, and O. Oshiro, "Oil Bubble Display: Oil Display for Flexible Interaction with Projected Images", In Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence and the 20th Eurographics Symposium on Virtual Environments (ICAT-EGVE 2015), Kyoto, October 2015.
    2. S. Nagasaka, Y. Uranishi S. Yoshimoto, M. Imura, and O. Oshiro, "Haptylus : Haptic Stylus For Interaction With Virtual Objects Behind A Touch Screen", ACM SIGGRAPH ASIA 2014 Emerging Technology 9, Shenzhen, December 2014.
    3. S. Yoshimoto, Y. Kuroda, M. Imura, and O. Oshiro, "Texture Modulation of 3D Fabricated Object via Electrotactile Augmentation", Asiahaptics2014, A10:1:5, Tukuba, November 2014.
    4. S. Yoshimoto, Y. Kuroda, Y. Uranishi, M. Imura, and O. Oshiro, "Tactile Modulator: Roughness Modulation using Electrotactile Augmentation", Eurohaptics2014, d5, Versailles, June 2014.
    5. R. Ono, S. Yoshimoto, and K.Sato, "Palm+Act: Operation by Visually Captured 3D Force on Palm", ACM SIGGRAPH ASIA 2013 Emerging Technology 71, HongKong, November 2013.
    6. S. Yoshimoto, Y. Kuroda, M. Imura, and O. Oshiro, "Superimposed Skin Pressure Sensor", ACM SIGGRAPH ASIA 2012 Emerging Technology 98, Singapore, November 2012.
    7. S. Yoshimoto, N. Matsuzaki, Y. Kuroda, M. Imura, and O. Oshiro, "STELET Display: Tactile Augmentation with Handheld Tool", the 21st International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence, p.168, Toyonaka, November 2011.
    8. S. Yoshimoto, Y. Hamada, T. Tokui, T. Suetake, M. Imura, Y. Kuroda, and O. Oshiro, "Haptic Canvas: Dilatant fluid based haptic interaction", ACM SIGGRAPH 2010, Emerging Technology, ET321, Los Angeles, July, 2010.
    9. S. Yoshimoto, Y. Hamada, T. Tokui, T. Suetake, M. Imura, Y. Kuroda, and O. Oshiro, "Haptic Canvas", Demonstrations in Laval Virtual Revolution 2010, pp.279-282, Laval, April, 2010 (Laval Virtual Award).
    10. S. Yoshimoto, Y. Kuroda, Y. Kagiyama, T. Kuroda, and O. Oshiro, "Tactile Mapping Approach using Electrical Stimulus Pattern", the 18th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN '09), Toyama, pp.460-465, October, 2009.

Domestic Demo Presentations

    1. S. Yoshimoto,"Small Electrotactile Display Allowing Sensory Modulation of Fingertip",Innovation Japan 2014,I-37,Tokyo,September 2014.
    2. S. Yoshimoto, Y.Kuroda, M. Imura, and O. Oshiro,"Anaysis of Sensory and Mechanical Factors Produced by Using Dilatant Fluid Haptic Device",Demo OS in the 18th Annual Conference of the Virtual Reality Sciety of Japan,Osaka,September 2013 (Recommendation by VRSJ Special Interest Group on Haptic Display and Computation).
    3. S. Yoshimoto, Y.Kuroda, M. Imura, and O. Oshiro, "Tool Manipulation Guidance by Augmentation of Grip Sensation Using Spatially Transparent Electrotactile Display", Demo OS in the 17th Annual Conference of the Virtual Reality Sciety of Japan, Yokohama, September 2012 (Recommendation by VRSJ Special Interest Group on Haptic Display and Computation).
    4. S. Yoshimoto, Y. Hamada, T. Tokui, T. Suetake, M. Imura, Y.Kuroda, and O. Oshiro, "Haptic Interaction using Dilatant Fluid", Entertainment Computing 2010, Kyoto, October 2010 (Doji Award).
    5. S. Yoshimoto, Y. Hamada, T. Suetake, and T. Tokui, "Dilatanocy", International collegiate Virtual Reality Contest 2009, Tokyo, October 2009 (VRSJ Award and Audience Award).

Awards

    1. S. Yoshimoto, "IEEE EMBS Japan Chapter Young Researcher Award",November 2015.
    2. S. Yoshimoto, "Award from Osaka University President",Octorber 2013.
    3. S. Yoshimoto, "VRSJ Young Researchers award from Virtual Reality Society of Japan", March 2013.
    4. S. Yoshimoto, Y. Kuroda, M. Imura, and O. Oshiro "JBMES 2012 Best Research Award", September 2012.
    5. S. Yoshimoto, Y. Kuroda, M. Imura, and O. Oshiro "JBMES 2011 Best Research Award", September 2011.
    6. S. Yoshimoto, Y. Hamada, T. Tokui, T. Suetake, M. Imura, Y. Kuroda, O. Oshiro, "Entertainment Computing 2010 Doji Award", Octorber 2010.
    7. S. Yoshimoto, Y. Kuroda, M. Imura, Y. Kagiyama, and O. Oshiro "JBMES 2011 Best Research Award", September 2010.
    8. S. Yoshimoto, "Award from Kansai-section Joint Convention of Institutes of Electrical Engineering", April 2010.
    9. S. Yoshimoto, Y. Hamada, T. Tokui, T. Suetake, M. Imura, Y. Kuroda, O. Oshiro, "Laval Virtual Awards 2010 Category: Interfaces and Material", April, 2010.
    10. S. Yoshimoto, Y. Hamada, T. Tokui, T. Suetake, "Audience Award of 17th International collegiate Virtual Reality Competition", October 2009.
    11. S. Yoshimoto, Y. Hamada, T. Tokui, T. Suetake, "VRSJ Award of 17th International collegiate Virtual Reality Competition", October 2009.

Awards for my student

    1. Y. Kato, IEEE EMBS Japan Chapter Young Researcher Award, August 2016.
    2. J. Kawaguchi, Miura award from The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, March 2016.
    3. J. Kawaguchi, Presentation award from Institutes of Electrical Engineering, April 2015.
    4. R. Ohno, Special cooperation Company Award DERUKUI (Tokyo Electron Limited), March 2013.

Patents

    1. S. Yoshimoto, Y. Kuroda, O. Oshiro, T. Maruyama, Y. Kusuda, "Rubber Glove with Electrode, Its Manufacturing and Had Mold", Pattent pending 2014-201283,Sep. 30, 2014.
    2. Y. Kuroda, S. Yoshimoto, O. Oshiro, "Spatially transparent tactile display and tool manipulation supporting system", Japan Patent 5549979.

Book in Chapter

    1. M. Imura, S. Yoshimoto, "Entertainment Media Arts with Multi-Sensory Interaction(Chapter 8)", In: George Ghinea, Frederic Andres, Stephen Gulliver, Multiple Sensorial Media Advances and Applications: New Developments in MulSeMedia. Information Science Reference (an imprint of IGI Global), Hershey, USA, pp.165-181, Jul2011..

Thesis

    1. Multiplexing Display of Haptic Information, PhD thesis, 2012.
    2. Navigation of Tool Operation by Tactile Augmentation, Master thesis, 2010.
    3. Generation of Tactile Sensation using Electrical Stimulus Pattern, Graduation thesis, 2009
    4. Development of Oxygen Intake Sensor and Its Applicaion for Exercise Ability Evaluation, Associate Graduation thesis, 2007

Acquired Fundings

    1. 2016.4-2019.3 JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists(A), "Development of Electrical Tactile Link for Cooperative Robotic Hand"(Project leader).
    2. 2015.4-2017.3 JSPS Challenging Exploratory Research, "Research on Pseudo-Force Display for Manipulating Object Using Instrument"(Project member).
    3. 2014.10-2015.9 Multi-disciplinary Research Laboratory, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University,"Spatio-temporal Sensing of Stress Distribution by Electrical Impedance Tomography: Technology and Application"(Project leader).
    4. 2014.9-2014.9 Expense for UIC Activity Promotion, Osaka University,"Innovation Japan 2014".
    5. 2013.9-2014.8 JST A-STEP FS Stage Seeds Validation,"Development of Wearable Electrotactile Glove for Hand State Feedback"(Project leader).
    6. 2013.4-2016.3 JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists(B), "Development of Superimposing Technique of Tactile Interface on Human Body by Bilateral Multiplexing Transmission"(Project leader).
    7. 2013.4-2013.4 Tateisi Science and Technology Foundation for International Fellowship, "IEEE World Haptics Conference 2013"(Project leader).
    8. 2011.9-2012.4 JST A-STEP FS Stage Start-up Validation, "Development of Prototype System for Navigating Tool Operation by Using Electrotactile Display"(Project leader).
    9. 2011.7-2011.9 JSPS Institutional Program for Young Researcher Overseas Visits, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University, "Development of Haptic/Tactile Augmented Reality System in Medicine"(Visitting Researcher).
    10. 2011.4-2013.3 JSPS Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Fellows, "Development of Sensory Mediated Electrotactile Display based on Biological Characteristics and Application for Surgical Navigation"(Project leader).


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