Yuki Shimizu

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This paper proposes a method to build an individual hand model that consists of a surface skin and an inside link model, which can be used to reconstruct hand behavior from motion capture (MoCap) data. Our system uses a static posture data, a palmar side photo and marker positions captured simultaneously by MoCap, to reduce extra time and effort demanded(More)
A tactile display device that can present tangible relief graphics for visually impaired persons has been developed. The tactile surface consists of a 64 x 64 arrangement of tactorpins with 3 mm interspacing. The tactor-pins are aligned in a hexagonal, rather than a square formation, to assure smooth depiction. The matrix has a total area of 200 mm x 170(More)
Non-synaptic interactions among neurons via extracellular electric fields may play functional roles in the CNS. Previously in a study using voltage-sensitive dye imaging, we reported characteristic membrane polarization profiles in the CA1 region of hippocampal slices during exposure to extracellular DC fields: slow monophasic polarization in somatic region(More)
kisspeptins that are encoded by kiss1 gene are now considered the key regulator of reproduction from a number of studies in mammals. In most vertebrates, a paralogue of kiss1, called kiss2, is also present, and the functional significance of kisspeptins is not known precisely. In the present study, we have cloned kiss2 from a perciform teleost, the red(More)
This paper proposes an interactive information support system to activate shopping streets and local communities using robot partners based on informationally structured system. The aim of this paper is to recommend restaurants, shops, sightseeing spots to visitors in a rental bicycle shop. The interactive support system is composed of three main subsystems(More)
This paper presents a micro-coordinate measuring machine (micro-CMM) for large-scale dimensional measurement of a micro-slit on a precision die coater by using a shear-mode micro-probe. A glass micro sphere with a nominal diameter of 52.3 µm was attached on one end of a tapered glass capillary tube as a probe tip ball. The micro-slit width of a slot die(More)