Alumni’s voice

Shingo Okeda (~2019.03)

What was your research?
I studied the transition method between reality and VR. My goal was a “realistic”  VR experience that does not feel fictional. The transition uses an omnidirectional video captured from the user’s point of view. This shows that it is possible to maintain the sense of being in present reality from the user’s viewpoint. This can be achieved with both low cost and high quality. In the experiment, I sought general and effective transition methods. I also worked on better experiment evaluation while collaborating with different professors in interdisciplinary fields.
What are some of the strong points of our laboratory?
I recommend this laboratory because of the comfortable, friendly and cozy atmosphere. The professors are friendly and always available for consultation on all matters. I was able to rely on this, and it greatly increased my research productivity. Additionally, research can be carried out on an individual level. Opportunities such as overseas collaborations and internships are also possible. I was able to do as much research as I wanted! I highly recommend this laboratory to students who want to join.

Shuhei Terada (~2019.03)

What was your research?
My research was about the development of a system to prevent overeating. It uses visual and tactile cross-modals. The aim was to give the illusion of satiety and reduce the amount of food consumed. This was done by using haptic/visual devices to exaggerate three physical feedback points that are commonly available during meal consumption: abdominal swelling, abdominal skin tension, and abdominal weight. Ultimately, we were able to achieve around a 7% reduction in the amount of food consumed when conducting experiments using the aforementioned system.
What are some of the strong points of this laboratory?
The good thing about this laboratory is that it is possible to greatly expand your range of knowledge because the members work in different research fields. In addition, equipment costing hundreds of thousands of yen, which can’t normally be obtained by ordinary students, is all over the laboratory. You can also study abroad almost entirely, or you can proactively send to academic societies related to your own research. With an environment this rich in human resources, equipment, opportunities, and assets, please challenge yourself and the very potential of science!

Takuya Mizoguchi (~2018.03)

What was your research?
The master’s research theme was the “Proposal of top-down segmentation method for dot characters.” An example of dot characters includes characters printed on PET bottles to indicate the expiration date of a product. The research aim was the feature extraction single characters from dot characters. If you’re interested, please take a look at my master’s thesis.
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What are some of the strong points of this laboratory?
In a nutshell, you can do a variety of things in this laboratory if you’re motivated. Since the CARE lab was established several years ago, I think it is relatively easy to adapt to the environment if you know the research theme you want to tackle. Also, being able to receive accurate feedback on your research from faculty members with interdisciplinary knowledge was very attractive. So, for those willing to put in the effort, including undergraduate students interested in VR/AR research, please join and enliven the CARE lab!