Future realized by medical information and communication technology lab.

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In our laboratory, we aim the realization of innovative wireless medical health care through the integration of the information and communication technology and medical sciences. Specifically, we try to realize the following technologies:

  • Medical health and long-term care cloud systems using the Body Area Network (BAN)
  • New medical and health care technologies by medical and health care system and multi-function wearable vital sensor and wearable multi-transmission system according to the bio-sensor system

By using wireless communication and data analysis techniques, we are developing next-generation wireless medical health care technologies. Our laboratory realizes the future!


Message to students who are thinking of assignment to our lab

In our lab, we study the wireless transmission systems for the realization of new wireless medical health care (wireless communication technology) and applications of the new medical health care by using data analysis techniques (data analysis technology).
We are looking broadly the students who are willing to realize the new future.

A contact e-mail address

info(at)mict.info.hiroshima-cu.ac.jp (please replace the “(at)” with “@”)

The main research themes

Body Area Network (BAN)

This demonstration video shows an application of SmartBAN technology. The SmartBAN performance evaluation was done by collaboration with TOSHIBA DEVELOPMENT & ENGINEERING CORPORATION.
(An image represents the continuous blood pressure fluctuation monitoring. The displayed blood pressure trend is not clinically validated.)

Recently, wearable vital sensors have been extensively studied and been introduced into the marketplace. Each active sensor has its best position to be placed on the body. When these sensors are allocated in different locations, it is required that the detected each vital sign has to be synchronously transmitted from each sensor node to its data coordinator (hub). Because of this situation, Body Area Network (BAN) technology is required.
We have been involving with BAN standardization in European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) (http://www.etsi.org/) and made technical contributions actively. As a result, our research results were included in Technical Specifications (TS) for ETSI SmartBAN.

 

Distributed sensing technology by multi-sensor
分散センシング技術

Recently, wearable devices that can easily measure the users’ health condition and integrally process biometric information have been developed. Furthermore, these wearable devices can feedback significant information to the users, and such wearable devices have been a focus of attention. Because of this situation, we have studied the BAN techniques for aggregating biological information measured by the multi-sensor nodes to the hub via wireless communication. By using this study, the distributed sensing to obtain at the site suitable for the biological information such as ECG and pulse wave can be realized.

 

Development of ultra-compact, power-saving, unconscious sensor
超ウェアラブルセンサ

Unconscious biological information sensors have defined a variety of equipment that exists around us or wearing. We research new sensors based on the concept of ultra-wearable sensor that can collect the biological, environmental, and behavioral information. Furthermore, by using the ultra-wearable sensors including traditional wearable sensors, user detection sensors and contact sensors, we tackle the realization of new medical care systems.

 

Analysis of disease based on the clinical data
診療データ解析

We analyze vast amounts of clinical data obtained from the medical field using a variety of data analysis techniques such as those utilized in the analysis of the multimedia data. As a result, we will discover the new knowledge. Also, it makes the aid of a regular examination and diagnosis by the found knowledge. Therefore, early detection and treatment of diseases can be realized.