Kazuo Isoda

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We investigated the pathophysiological significance of the mature form of adrenomedullin (AM) in hemodialysis (HD) patients. Thirty-nine HD patients were enrolled and divided into two groups: those undergoing ultrafiltration (UF) during an HD session, group I; and those not undergoing UF, group II. We measured mature AM, atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP),(More)
In order to achieve the intended level of communication with visitors in museums where large displays are installed, it is essential to understand how various display factors affect visitors. We explore the effects of the display angle on individual users. In our experiment, we set up three types of flat displays - vertical, horizontal, and tilted - and(More)
In this paper, we investigate through a field study how the angles (horizontal, tilted, and vertical angles) of displays deployed in a public space (at a museum) impact the social behaviors of the people around the display. In the field study, we collected both quantitative and qualitative data of more than 700 museum visitors over a period of approximately(More)
In the present study, we investigated the effect of the image of hands on mu rhythm suppression invoked by the observation of a series of tool-based actions in a goal-directed activity. The participants were 11 university students. As a source of visual stimuli to be used in the test, a video animation of the porcelain making process for museums was used.(More)
Water intoxication is a life-threatening disorder accompanied by brain function impairment due to severe dilutional hyponatremia. We treated a 22-year-old man without psychotic illness who had been put in a detention facility. He drank 6 liters of water over a 3-hour period at the facility as a game's penalty, and he showed progressive psychiatric and(More)
(MOVE and EDIT, which permi ts a considerable va r i e ty of edi t ing features at hardware speeds. This suggests t h a t a modera te programming modification could enable the full power of the EDIT ins t ruc t ion to be added to the FORTRAN language for such a computer . The au thor has, in fact , done this for Version 4 of 1410 FORTRAN. From the user ' s(More)
The intuitiveness of tangible user interface (TUI) is not only for its operator. It is quite possible that this type of user interface (UI) can also have an effect on the experience and learning of observers who are just watching the operator using it. To understand the possible effect of TUI, the present study focused on the mu rhythm suppression in the(More)
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