Department of Advanced Information Technology, Faculty of Information Science and Electrical Engineering
Department of Information Science and Technology, Graduate School of Information Science and Electrical Engineering
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, School of Engineering
Human body has more than 200 muscles, and in daily life, we could control these redundant muscle activity unconsciously and achieve adaptive movements in different environments. However, due to aging and disease, human movement is severely impaired. In our laboratory, we are working on research to improve the impairment or decline of human motor ability based on knowledge of biological information processing, motor control, sensor engineering, AI, IoT, mechatronics, and so on. Especially for hemiplegic patients, Parkinson’s disease, cerebral palsy children and elderly people with motor disabilities, we try to understand the cause of motor deficit in terms of motor control. In particular, we clarify how humans activate their muscles and body through measurement of body movement, force and muscle activity. Based on these basic researches, we will develop support equipment to assist rehabilitation and daily living activities, and develop devices that can diagnose motor functions more easily and over time even in remote locations.
Assoc.Prof. Qi An