Sensors and Materials

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  • An amperometric CO sensor using a solid oxide electrolyte was studied, and it was found that the oxygen pumping current increased with increasing CO concentration when Au(10 wt%)/In1.9Sn0.1O3 ... Read More

  • We have developed a simple method of producing a customized flexible electrode that is capable of soldering. This method consists of a few fabrication steps. The first step is the laser printing of a reversal pattern ... Read More

  • In this paper, a contactless sensor for the measurement of liquid concentration using a quartz oscillator is reported. An out-of-plane electric field distribution from a planar sensing capacitor (SC) is used for ... Read More

  • Robotic devices intended to assist patients recovering from hip movement disorders face two major problems, namely, difficulty in (1) enhancing self-efforts in gait training by only using a robotic ... Read More

  • Gaze writing (text entry by eye gaze) is a promising approach to helping people with motor disabilities use a computer and communicate with others. In this paper, we propose a novel gaze-writing ... Read More

  • Male participants were presented with pictures of female faces and asked to evaluate the degree of attractiveness of each image using a questionnaire. Then, the impact of the degree of attractiveness ... Read More

  • In this study, we aim to develop and improve an attribute classification method for pedestrians using a plantar pressure value. At present, many retail businesses use various methods ... Read More

  • Heart rate estimation during exercise with photoplethysmographic (PPG) sensors is a difficult problem because motion artifacts (MAs) contaminate PPG signals. In this paper, we propose a method ... Read More

  • Visually impaired people are limited in movement both indoors and outdoors. To solve this problem, existing studies propose a navigation system that leads visually impaired people on the route to ... Read More

  • Depression has become a social problem in Japan. To prevent depression, people need to recognize their mental health in daily life. Previous research supports mental health care by predicting ... Read More

  • Because of Japan’s rapidly aging population, the number of single-person households is increasing. Therefore, to ensure the safety of residents, the demand for methods of monitoring residents’ behaviors ... Read More

  • The needs of older workers are increasing with the advancement of the aging society, and their health consciousness is also rising. Walking is a useful way of maintaining health and wellness in the ... Read More

Special Issue on Smart Sensing for the Environment and One’s Well-Being
Guest Editor, Takashi Oyabu (Kokusai Business Gakuin College)
 Research Papers of Special Issue

Solid Oxide Amperometric CO Sensor Prepared by DC Sputtering
Tatsumi Ishihara, Toshikazu Mori, Jun Iwata, Hidehisa Hagiwara, and Shintaro Ida
pp. 271-277
Published on April 20, 2016
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Simple Fabrication Method to Produce Flexible Electrode Capable of Soldering
Shigeru Toyama, Yasuhiro Tanaka, Yurie Ishikawa, and Kazuhiro Hara
pp. 279-288
Published on April 20, 2016
PDF (open access)


Contactless Liquid Sensing Technique Using a Quartz Oscillator
Tsubasa Susa, Takeru Watanabe, Masayuki Sohgawa, and Takashi Abe
pp. 289-294
Published on April 20, 2016
PDF (open access)


Master–Slave-Type Gait Training System for Hip Movement Disorders
Tasuku Miyoshi, Kenta Asaishi, Taisyu Nakamura, and Motoki Takagi
pp. 295-309
Published on April 20, 2016
PDF (open access)


Development of a Text-Based Communication System with Eye Tracking Technology
Takahiro Hayashi and Reo Kishi
pp. 311-319
Published on April 20, 2016
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Impact of the Facial Attractiveness of a Social Reward on Event-Related Potential Activities and Task Performance
Yasuhiro Ogoshi, Sakiko Ogoshi, Tomohiro Takezawa, and Yoshinori Mitsuhashi
pp. 321-327
Published on April 20, 2016
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Development of Attribute Classification Method for Pedestrians Using Plantar Pressure Value
Takuya Tajima, Takehiko Abe, and Haruhiko Kimura
pp. 329-339
Published on April 20, 2016
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Estimation of Heart Rate during Exercise from a Photoplethysmographic Signal Considering Exercise Intensity
Takahiro Hayashi and Tatsuya Ooi
pp. 341-348
Published on April 20, 2016
PDF (open access)


High-Speed Detection of Down Staircase for Visually Impaired People Using Illuminance of Point Pattern
Yusuke Kajiwara, Keisuke Ohshima, and Haruhiko Kimura
pp. 349-358
Published on April 20, 2016
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Mood Prediction in Consideration of Certainty Factor Using Multilayer Deep Neural Network and Storage-Type Prediction Models
Yusuke Kajiwara, Haruhiko Kimura, and Takashi Oyabu
pp. 359-368
Published on April 20, 2016
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Estimation of Resident’s Location in Indoor Environment Using Bioelectric Potential of Living Plants
Hidetaka Nambo and Haruhiko Kimura
pp. 369-378
Published on April 20, 2016
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Vital-Sign Characteristics of an Elderly Person during Walking
Takashi Oyabu, Yusuke Kajiwara, and Haruhiko Kimura
pp. 379-388
Published on April 20, 2016
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Paper Award 2016
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S&M Young Researcher
Paper Award 2015
Recipient: Dr. Toshihiko Noda
Paper: Magnetic-Thrust Flexible Electrode with Integrated Preamplifier for Neural Recording

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Special Issue on Applications of Advanced Materials on Microelectronic Sensor and Optical Devices
Lead guest editor, Teen-Hang Meen (National Formosa University)
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Submission deadline: January 31, 2016

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