Interviews with the Thinkers and Tinkerers of the INNO-vation Program

Quantum Computers - Shouldering the Next Stage in Computing

Yuichiro Minato

Working to a Quantum world from scratch

Regenerating Teeth and Bones With iPS Cells

Hiroshi Egusa

The challenges that arise when introducing iPS cell technology to dentistry

A New Approach to Supporting ICT Education for the Visually Impaired

Takashi Hasuo

Through his own experience and research, Takashi Hasuo is developing a new education approach for the visually impaired.

Yorishiro - Breathing New Life into Clothing

Shodai Kayama

Introducing a new combination of clothing and animation.

Syrinx - Bringing Back Lost Voices

Masaki Takeuchi

Helping those without their larynx speak once again

The Voice Shower – Bathe in a New Sensation

Tiger Lee

The “After School One-sided Love Delusional Inventor”

Living Room Bloom: The Solar Powered Flower Lights Up Living Spaces

Sonoe Hanazono

Sonoe Hanazono, selected for the 2020 INNO-vation Program’s Disruptive Challenge, had been working on the practical application of solar power’s beauty.

The Steth♡scope: Bringing Innovation to Telemedicine and Diagnostic Support

Shimpei Ogawa

The Steth♡scope goes beyond what you think of traditional stethoscopes, using AI to analyze EKGs and heartbeats.

AR Camera App ARama! Turns People Into Interactive Objects

Makoto Morishita

A fun and unique introduction to augmented reality.

Color-changing Unit Modules Put Beauty in the Eye of the Beholder

Jun Fujiki

It's all a Matter of Perspective.

YouTube Channel Wasted Creation Breathes Life into Uselessness

Marina Fujiwara

When usefulness is optional.

Cinderella Technology – Understanding Mori

Yuka Kubo

Mathematically evaluating facial beauty in the eye of engineering

Keep Time the Low-Tech Way with The Self-Writing Clock

Kango Suzuki

The Self-Writing Clock is a low- technology karakuri device that carefully writes down the time without using any digital processing.

Analyzing Facial Movement Data with Earable, the Computerized Earring

Kazuhiro Taniguchi

Kazuhiro Taniguchi’s computerized earring earable can gather biological data about facial expressions and chewing habits through motions captured from the outer ear, eyes, and tongue.

Capturing the Elegance of Organic Movement Through Animatronics

Akira Nakayasu

256 silicon tubes are the driving force behind the squiggling and squirming tentacles found in UNEUNEWARAWARA Animatronics. But how did its creator, Akira Nakayasu, come up with such an idea?

Mobile Game Unkore Aims to Save Lives Outside the Doctor’s Office

Yousuke Ishii

The mobile game Unkore has its sights set on the early detection of colorectal cancer. In part 1, we discover how Dr. Yousuke Ishii came up with this strangely unique app.

The AI Point-Detection System that Streamlines and Optimizes Imagery

Takuya Ikoma

In part 1, we spoke with Takuya Ikoma about his development process, from concept to application.

Instant Liquefaction with the Fluidized Bed Interface

Yasushi Matoba

Yasushi Matoba’s Fluidized Bed Interface combines the sand-liquifying fluidized bed phenomenon with a mesmerizing digital interface. We ask him about its origin.

UDAR: A New Frontier in Electronic Instruments

Michinobu Uda

Michinobu Uda’s UDAR combines the legato sound of a violin with the chordal playstyle of a piano. In part 1, we ask him directly about UDAR’s development and conception.

Eyes in the Back of Your Head - The Suit to Perceive the Imperceptible

Mitsuhiro Matsumoto

Ultrasonic Sensing Technology Equips Ordinary People with Extraordinary Powers of Perception

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