Pedro Lopes talk (Oct 3rd 1:00pm)

Pedro Lopes (Hasso Plattner Institute, Germany) will give a lecture at Tokyo University Daiwa Ubiquitous Hall.

Date & Time: Oct 3rd, 2017 13:00- (Doors open around 12:50)
Venue: Ishibashi Hall, Daiwa-Ubiquitous Research Building (3F), The University of Tokyo (direction)

Note: This lecture is a part of Tokyo University
Advanced Lectures in Applied Computer Science XII 東京大学大学院講義:総合分析情報学特論XII (aka Human-Computer Interaction Lectures), but it is open to the public.

Interactive Systems based on Electrical Muscle Stimulation

Abstract: In the past years interfaces got closer and closer to the human body to the point that now, they literally attach to it, such as wearable devices and virtual reality headsets. These provide a very direct and immersive interaction with virtual worlds. But what if, instead, these interfaces were “part of our body”? In this talk I introduce the idea of an interactive system based on electrical muscle stimulation (EMS). EMS is a technique from medical rehabilitation in which a signal generator and electrodes attached to the user’s skin are used to send electrical impulses that involuntarily contract the user’s muscles. While EMS devices have been used to regenerate lost motor functions in rehabilitation medicine since the ’60s, it has only been a few years since researchers started to explore EMS as a means for creating interactive systems. These more recent projects, including six of my projects, explore EMS as a means for teaching users new motor skills, increasing immersion in virtual experiences by simulating impact and walls in VR/AR, communicating with remote users and allowing users to read & write information using eyes-free wearable devices.

Bio: Pedro is a researcher at Prof. Baudisch’s Human-Computer Interaction Lab at the Hasso Plattner Institute, Germany. Pedro’s work is published at ACM CHI/UIST and demonstrated at venues such as ACM SIGGRAPH and IEEE Haptics. Pedro has received the ACM CHI Best Paper award for his work on Affordance++, several nominations and exhibited at Ars Electronica 2017. His work also captured the interest of media, such as MIT Technology Review, NBC, Discovery Channel, NewScientist or Wired.

(Learn more about Pedro’s work here:

ヒューマンオーグメンテーション学寄付講座サマースクール 「感覚の拡張・変換」




9月21日(木) 13:00-20:00 ソニー本社見学,レクチャー, ディナーイベント
9月22日(金) 10:00-18:00 各グループに別れてアイデア創出・プロトタイピング
9月23日(土) 10:00-20:00 プレゼンテーション・審査,講評会,懇親会



The University of Tokyo Human Augmentation Studies (Sony endowed chair)
Summer School 2017: “Extension and Substitution of Perception”

The University of Tokyo Human Augmentation Studies will hold a 3-day summer school for students from September 21st to 23rd.

This event is consisting of a lecture on latest research trend, and a Hackathon-style workshop where participants actually create perception-enhancing devices. We invite students of various interests with the theme of “Extension and Substitution of perception”.

We are recruiting students those who can exchange with other fields while researching and practicing in the fields of engineering and art, and are able to explore new possibilities of human augmentation science of the future.

The number of participants : 20
Participation fee: Free
Venue: The University of Tokyo Hongo Campus Daiwa Ubiquitous Computing Research Building
Eligibility: University Students
Application deadline: August 25 (Fri)

For detailed information, please refer to the following web page:



論文題目:Human Augmentation by Inter Personal Communication with First Person Visual Media(一人称映像コミュニケーションによる人間拡張に関する研究)

日時:2017年7月20日(木) 15:30〜
於: ダイワハウス石橋信夫記念ホール(東京大学本郷キャンパス ダイワユビキタス学術研究館 3F)

暦本純一    東京大学 情報学環・教授 (主査)
越塚 登     東京大学 情報学環・教授
中尾彰宏    東京大学 情報学環・教授
苗村 健    東京大学 情報学環・教授
小池英樹 東京工業大学 情報理工学院 情報工学系教授



東京大学 学際情報学府 学際情報学専攻
総合分析情報学コース 第二回 コース説明会2017
場所:本郷キャンパス(〒113-0033 東京都文京区本郷7-3-1)
ダイワユビキタス学術研究館 3階 大和ハウス石橋信夫記念ホール

Orientation for the entrance examination of the graduate school of interdisciplinary information studies, the University of Tokyo
2017年6月10日(土)13:30 – 16:30
Saturday, June 10, 2017, 13:30-16:30
B2 floor, Fukutake Hall, Hongo Campus




日時:2017年4月25日(火) 14:00〜
於: ダイワハウス石橋信夫記念ホール(東京大学本郷キャンパス ダイワユビキタス学術研究館 3F)

暦本純一    東京大学 情報学環・教授 (主査)
越塚登     東京大学 情報学環・教授
中尾彰宏    東京大学 情報学環・教授
相澤清晴    東京大学 情報理工学研究科・教授
葛岡英明    筑波大学 システム情報工学研究科・教授