Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo and a Fujitsu research group have developed a simulator of a beating heart based on mathematically modeled operating principles of molecular motors. This research links molecules on the micro-level and the heart on the macro-level, and enables high-level predictions that can be used both for basic medical research and clinical practice.
The secondary battery is one of the core items and technologies for supporting future energy savings. Currently the best secondary battery is a lithium-ion battery, however, there are still critical challenges in attempts to reduce charging time and with high voltage charges.
A few days ago, a research group from the University of Tokyo, Kyoto University and the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) announced that they have developed a new type of electrolyte that could solve the above lithium-ion battery issues.
The Igarashi Lab. at the University of Tokyo is developing a new type of physics engine which can faithfully recreate in 3D the stylizations common to 2D anime.
"Physics engines are used in 3D animation, to generate the motions of hair and clothes. They can do physically correct computing, but the problem is, that's all they can do. The engine we've created makes it possible for artists to adjust such physics computations, in other words, to deform things."
This is an interactive optic fiber cloth. It is made of side-emitting diffusive optic fibers so computer controlled light patterns can be displayed on it, and by attaching light receivers as well as light emitters, optical signals can be input using infrared light.
"Originally, we came across the light-emitting fabric, where light is emitted from the optical fiber surface. Conversely, we thought it could be used to input data by receiving light through the surface. So, we've created this kind of interface."
This mixed reality interface places virtual characters in the real world. It was developed by the Naemura Lab at the University of Tokyo.
Users can have an animated character jump onto their hand, as well as guide the character onto blocks, creating a novel interactive experience.
"Recently, devices have been developed that can form images in mid-air. We've utilized one of those, and combined it with sensors and a projector, to provide an intuitive display experience where a picture in the air is skillfully merged with the real world."
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OAK, which stands for 'Observation and Access with Kinect', is a software application for use by people with severe disabilities. It has been developed by RCAST at the University of Tokyo, in collaboration with Microsoft Japan, and is available from assist-i corporation.