Kohei Tanaka

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Car navigation systems provide the best route to a destination quickly and effectively. However, during daily driving, this information is not necessary since drivers already know the route to the destination very well. In addition, it is time-consuming for drivers to input the destination. Thus, our research group has proposed a new car navigation system(More)
Audio usage is one of the more widely-applicable methods of information presentation in wearable computing environments since it can be used hands-free, requires only small devices like earphones, and does not interfere with most tasks compared with other methods including visual displays. However, since presented sound is often drowned out by ambient noise(More)
Knowledge about the types of nests built by dinosaurs can provide insight into the evolution of nesting and reproductive behaviors among archosaurs. However, the low preservation potential of their nesting materials and nesting structures means that most information can only be gleaned indirectly through comparison with extant archosaurs. Two general nest(More)
Because of advances in information technologies, car navigation systems have come into widespread use as useful tools to guide drivers where they want to go. Conventional car navigation systems present the most suitable route according to a destination input into the system. However, since the required operation to input the destination costs so much, users(More)
Multimedia interactive contents that can be controlled by user’s motion attract a great deal of attention especially in entertainment such as gesture-based games. A system that provides such interactive contents detects the human motions using several body-worn sensors. To develop such a system, the contents creator must have enough knowledge about various(More)
Electronics and information technology have great potential to attract people's attention. In this paper, we describe our use of IT (Information Technology)-enabled donation boxes to promote donations. We implemented four donation boxes, including a colorfully illuminated box and a sensor-enabled interactive box. We put them into actual use in a fundraising(More)
There are many kinds of events where participants converge and move around freely looking at points of interest. Since in these event spaces, the participants go where they want, some problems may arise for the event manager such as people staying in one area too long or congestion that occurs at specific attractions. Therefore, we propose here a new(More)