Applied fields of five sense sensing technologies

Division Research topics
Odor sensor
  • Development of sensing devices to reproduce the taste that human sense and the establishment of ‘food score’
  • Proposal of techniques to fuse the individual gustatory, olfactory, visionary, auditory, and tactile sensory information
  • Production of high quality food through evaluation of food palatability and safety
  • Elucidation of developmental changes in gustatory and olfactory senses(changes in preferences)
  • Development of recording technique for food experiences integrating taste, odor, color, sound, mouth feel, and psychology factors to propose novel food log devices which enables transmission beyond the restriction of time and space
  • Development of sensory techniques to measure the chemical information in living spaces
  • Creation of transmittable spatial odor information
  • Construction of pleasant odor environment through regulation of the spatial distribution of odors
  • Maintenance of safe environments focusing on the dynamics of chemical substances
  • Development of simple and rapid sensing techniques using ultra-sensitive odor sensors for the sensing of human in disaster-stricken areas, gas leakage, and explosives and narcotics
  • Elucidation of the effect of ambient surroundings on vision, audition, and tactile sensation and effect of mood on the responses of gustation and olfaction
Sensory Physiolog・
medical application
  • Molecular biological and neurophysiological elucidation of the sensory mechanism of taste and odor, and the information processing mechanism in the brain
  • Identification and clinical application of biomarkers for the early-stage diagnosis of diseases such as cancers, etc.
  • Proposal of olfactory diagnosis for diseases
  • Proposal and development of programs and devices for the prevention or amelioration of dementia by using effective stimuli on all five senses
  • Investigation of the potential of alternative or complementary sensing techniques and devices for sensory deficiencies
Auditory and
Visual Perception
  • Experimental psychology and neurophysiology research on the fundamental characteristics of vision, audition, and tactile sensation
  • Research on the sensory illusion of time sensation associated with vision and audition
  • Fundamental research on the phenomenon of illusion when vision mismatches with tactile sensation (vection,out-of-body sensation,rubber hand illusion)
  • Application toward virtual reality techniques
  • Psychological, neurophysiological, and statistical elucidation on language, music, and brain activity
  • Development of signal processing, signal transduction, and presentation methods for the optimized communication using five senses
  • Development of entertainment contents based on visual, auditory and tactile stimulation and their biological response
  • Systematization of integrated research on audition and vision
  • Integration of periphery sensing and central cognition as a unit of human perceptional system
  • Biometric authentication based on 5-senses for security purposes
  • Application of virtual reality techniques for entertainment and education purposes
Integrated Research
for Five-sense
  • Quantification and visualization of sensory signals perceived by humans
  • Development of early diagnosis / prevention and improvement device for dementia
  • Development of technology and devices for measurements of health
  • Developmemt of sensory complementation mechanism and auditory visualization method