Takuya Okano

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In Japan, increases in medical costs and decreases in health care personnel are serious national problems. Against this background, an approach called "preventive care," which aims to prevent increases in the number of persons requiring nursing care, received a lot of attention in recent years. This paper proposes a system for preventive care through game(More)
In many countries, and particularly in Japan, rising medical costs and shortfalls in the number of healthcare personnel are becoming serious national problems. This paper proposes a Preventive Care system with learning Communication robots (PrevCareCom), aiming to provide a preventive care approachwherein the elderly can engage in exercise over the long(More)
The Kyoto Protocol adopted in 1997 has three flexible mechanisms in order to prevent the earth from global warming. One of them is emissions trading. Saijo and Kusakawa (2002) designed some trading systems and conducted emissions trading experiments in order to evaluate them. Such human-based experiments, however, have several basic problems. First, any(More)
BACKGROUND Endothelin-1 (ET-1) is important in the pathogenesis of systemic sclerosis (SSc). ET-1 binds two receptors, endothelin type A (ETA) and endothelin type B (ETB). Dual ETA/ETB receptor antagonists and a selective ETA receptor antagonist are used clinically to treat SSc, and the effect of these antagonists on fibroblast activation has been(More)
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