Masaki Hirose

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Existing 3D sketching methods typically allow the user to draw in empty space which is imprecise and lacks tactile feedback. We introduce a shape-stamping interface where users can model with tangible 3D primitive shapes. Each of these shapes represents a copy or a fragment of the construction material. Instead of modeling in empty space, these shapes allow(More)
We studied the relationship between the mitochondrial density in the cells and the cellular sensitivity to the toxicity of cis-diaminedichloroplatinum II (cisplatin), a potent anticancer agent. Biochemical analyses revealed that the density of mitochondria in the intestinal epithelium changed markedly along its entire length. The density was the highest at(More)
In this paper, we focus on a unique solid, named a " spheri-con " , which has geometric properties that cause it to roll down a slope while swinging from side to side. We propose an interactive system for designing 3D objects with the same geometric characteristics as a spheri-con. For high system efficiency, we used a conical voxel representation for(More)
BACKGROUND Although no report has demonstrated the efficacy of corticosteroid therapy for autoimmune pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (aPAP), we sometimes encounter patients who have received this therapy for various reasons. However, as corticosteroids can suppress alveolar macrophage function, corticosteroid therapy might worsen disease severity and(More)
OBJECTIVE Quadripulse transcranial magnetic stimulation (QPS) is a newly designed patterned repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). Previous studies of QPS showed bidirectional effects on the primary motor cortex (M1), which depended on its inter-stimulus interval (ISI): motor evoked potentials (MEPs) were potentiated at short ISIs and depressed(More)
OBJECTIVE In patients with benign myoclonus epilepsy (ME), giant sensory-evoked potential (SEP) reflects the hyperexcitability of the sensory cortex. The aim of this study was to compare the effect of quadripulse transcranial magnetic stimulation (QPS) on the median nerve SEP between ME patients and healthy subjects. METHODS Ten healthy volunteers and six(More)
BACKGROUND Autoimmune pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (aPAP) is a rare lung disease caused by the autoantibody against granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF). The clinical course of aPAP is variable; in severe cases, patients develop lethal respiratory failure due to pulmonary fibrosis. However, the pathogenesis of pulmonary fibrosis in(More)
—We propose an image-based virtual fitting system to reproduce the appearance of fitting during online shopping for garments. Inputs are whole-body images of a fashion model and the customer. We create a garment image by cutting out the garment portion from the image of the fashion model. If the garment images were na¨ıvely superimposed, the fitting result(More)