- Toyama Prefectural University, Japan
- Professor Emeritus University of Tokyo, Japan
Over time, the human body and structures deteriorate. Human vital signs for monitoring deterioration include heart rate and blood glucose levels. For structures, acoustic emission is used. My presentation will introduce the field of the monitoring, what methods are used, what kind of data is taken, how large the data can be, and what meaningful conclusions can be drawn from it. Then, the presentation will show robots for assisting people in their daily lives that will be utilized in an aging society with a declining birthrate.
Isao Shimoyama was born in Japan in 1955. He received the B.E., M.E, and Dr. of Engineering degrees in mechanical engineering from University of Tokyo in 1977, 1979, and 1982, respectively. He joined University of Tokyo in 1982 and was Dean of Graduate School of Information Science and Technology from 2007 to 2010. He was also Professor, Director of Information and Robot Technology (IRT) Research Initiative for aging society at University of Tokyo. He is currently President, Toyama Prefectural University, and Professor Emeritus, University of Tokyo, working with interest in Robotics, MEMS sensors for robots.