Tomohiro Amemiya, Ph.D.

The University of Tokyo

Tomohiro Amemiya, Ph.D.

Information Technology Center, The University of Tokyo
Virtual Reality Educational Research Center, The University of Tokyo
Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, The University of Tokyo
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo
Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo

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Research interests

My research focuses on human illusions, methods for constructing "tricks" such as for virtual reality application, and sensorimotor interfaces. Among the five senses, I am particularly interested in the tactile (somatosensory) and vestibular senses, as well as in the multi-sensory interaction and sensory-motor integration. Usually, the words "deceit" and "illusion" don't seem to be used in a positive way. However, if we can understand how humans perceive the world, we can exploit it. Furthermore, based on findings, we believe that HCI technology can effectively engage the senses, the brain, and the body to create new and innovative experiences when we see and feel the world around us.

Educational and professional experience

Research topic

An international TV program that introduced our recent research has been broadcasted by NHK World on 28th April, 2016. Now everyone can watch the online stream. It includes my interview and research history of development of Buru-Navi. Click here to play the video in a new window.

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