Naohisa Sakamoto

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Hardware-accelerated image composition for sort-last parallel rendering has received increasing attention as an effective solution to increased performance demands brought about by the recent advances in commodity graphics accelerators. So far, several different hardware solutions for alpha and depth compositing have been proposed and a few of them have(More)
We have been developing ldquoSmart Suitrdquo as a soft and light-weight wearable power assist system. A prototype for preventing low-back injury in agricultural works and its semi-active assist mechanism have been developed in the previous study. The previous prototype succeeded to reduce about 14% of average muscle fatigues of body trunk in waist(More)
We consider that eye-to-eye contact during face-to-face communication is important to understand each other in everyday communication. However, 3D display usually requires deflection glasses and a head mount display (HMD), and it is difficult to carry out eye-to-eye contact in such a condition. To support face-to-face communication by group in(More)
The Petaflow project aims to contribute to the use of high performance computational resources to the benefit of society. To this goal the emergence of adequate information and communication technologies with respect to high performance computing-networking-visualisation and their mutual awareness is required. The developed technology and algorithms will be(More)
In this paper, we describe a particle modeling technique for rendering irregular volume datasets. It is well known that the memory bandwidth consumed by visibility sorting becomes the limiting factor when carrying out volume rendering of large irregular volume datasets. Previously we proposed a volume rendering without the visibility-sort, which represents(More)