東北大学

COI TOHOKU
Japanese
 
Center of Innovation for creation of a health-conscious society to realize healthy and fulfilling life, and strentghen family ties through unobtrusive sensing and daily health screening

Working Group

COI Tohoku Working Groups

Sensor Development

Improved device wearability
Unobtrusive sensing

  • Development of ultra-compact, biocompatible sensor devices
  • Development and integration of MEMS sensors for collecting
    biological/environmental data
 
Sensor devices for collecting biological/environmental data
  • Biological
  • Bioelectric
  • Magnetic
  • Ultrasound
  • Gas
  • Near infrared
 

GL:Matsuhiko Nishizawa (biomaterial electrochemistry)
SL:Shuji Tanaka (MEMS/integration technology)
       Kazushige Ouchi (Toshiba)

 

Energy and Communications

Development of energy-ecient data transmission technology
Ultra-compact energy devices

Energy
  • High-e‑ciency quantum dot solar cells
  • Spin Seebeck eect thermoelectric conversion elements
  • High-e‑ciency vibration power generation element
  • High-e‑ciency vibration power generation element
 
High-e‑ciency vibration power generation element
  • RF devices, antennas, and energy-e‑cient devices for compact wireless communication terminals
  • Wireless power transmission
  • Wireless network technology
 

GL:Seiji Samukawa (Green nanotechnology))
SL:Noriharu Suematsu (Communication/network engineering)
       Kazushige Ouchi (Toshiba)

Biological Data (Genome, Cohort)

Denition of markers that help determine individuals’ health condition

  • Prioritization of target diseases・Denition and selection of risk factors・Denition of markers that indicate physical condition

Selection of risk factors/health markers for which data can be collected via sensors

  • Modiable factors (lifestyle, biomarkers), unmodiable factors (genome

Verifying e‑ectiveness of use of biological sensors/genome data to encourage to live a healthy and fullling life

  • Construction of a verication platform for Body Area Sensor Network
  • Evaluation of validity/applicability of health assessments based on sensors/genome information
  • Development and verication of program for living a healthy and fullling life based on sensors/genome information

GL:Ryoichi Nagatomi (Physical tness and sports medicine, health and sports science)
SL:Jun Yasuda (Molecular network analysis, Genome sequence analysis)
       Seiji Iwata (Toshiba)

Cloud/Big Data Technology

Data collection, storage, analysis, and application

  • Construction of a secure cloud-based data platform to support health checkup and measurement of biological data, as well as collection, storage, and calculation of sensor data
  • Analysis, data extraction, and development of algorithms based on accumulated health-related big data
  • Design of big data utilization models for cloud-based health services

GL:Mitsuyuki Nakao (Biological data analysis/modeling)
SL:Akira Mase (Toshiba)

Data Utilization

  • Development of technologies to solve challenges in applying existing information (from health checkups, medical receipts, medical records, and cohort data)
  • Development of technologies to feed back results of big data analysis to relevant individuals/companies
  • Development of technologies to solve challenges in secondary commercial use of healthcare big data
  • Development of business models for entrustment of personal health and disease record (PHR) data, and research studies to develop economic models for their societal implementation
  • Research studies to develop measures and solutions to ethical and regulatory issues involved in commercial application of PHR data, including genomic information

GL:Ichiro Tsuji (Public health)
SL:Kenji Fujimori (Medical administration)
       Hajime Sato (Toshiba)