Yoshiyuki Miwa

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"Shadow Communication" system has been developed allowing others to communicate by means of their "shadows" in remote space. This is designed so that each participant's shadow enters into a space through a semi-transparent screen and interacts with another subject's shadow. This interaction occurs at a common 'stage' (a co-existing space) that can be(More)
The issue of trust in a virtual community has grown in importance as the Internet has penetrated our daily lives. We believe that "co-creative communication", or creating and sharing a context through physical activities, can support trust building. This paper describes a design strategy and a prototype system for supporting co-creative communication(More)
A significance of a sense of togetherness or coexistence among remote communication partners has been pointed out in computer-mediated communication. In order to create such a co-existing situation, full-bodied presence of participants should be supported at each place. We devise two representation methods; representing self reflection in a shared video(More)
A significance of engagement in face-to-face has been pointed out in computer mediated communication area. In order to create such a co-existing situation, mainly two approaches can be available; visual interaction and tangible interaction. However, each approach is insufficient to create a virtual co-existing space. Therefore we devise a complementary(More)
Patients with chronic liver disease (CLD) often develops glucose intolerance. We explored the prevalence of diabetes mellitus in viral CLD, and analyzed factors profoundly affecting the diabetic angiopathies. 229 CLD patients (124 chronic hepatitis and 105 liver cirrhosis) entered the study. The diagnosis of diabetes was made with the criteria by World(More)