YUICHI KURITA

Last Updated :2017/11/01

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Engineering, Associate Professor
E-mail
ykuritahiroshima-u.ac.jp
Self-introduction
My research interests are: understanding human's motor and sensory capabilities; human augmentation, human interface, assistive robotics.

Basic Information

Academic Degrees

  • Doctor of Engineering, Nara Institute of Science and Technology
  • Master of Engineering, Nara Institute of Science and Technology

Research Fields

  • Informatics;Human informatics;Perceptual information processing
  • Complex systems;Biomedical engineering;Rehabilitation science / Welfare engineering

Research Keywords

  • Motion assistive device
  • Haptics / Tactile
  • musculoskeletal model
  • Human Interface

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2017, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Circuit Theory II
  2. 2017, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Exercise of Electric Circuit
  3. 2017, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Year, Directed Study in System Cybernetics I
  4. 2017, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Year, Directed Study in System Cybernetics II
  5. 2017, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Academic Year, Directed Study in System Cybernetics II
  6. 2017, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Year, Directed Study in System Cybernetics III
  7. 2017, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Year, Directed Study in System Cybernetics V
  8. 2017, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Year, Seminar in System Cybernetics I
  9. 2017, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Year, Seminar in System Cybernetics II
  10. 2017, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Academic Year, Seminar in System Cybernetics II

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. Piezoelectric Tweezer-Type End Effector With Force- and Displacement-Sensing Capability, IEEE-ASME TRANSACTIONS ON MECHATRONICS, 17(6), 1039-1048, DEC 2012
  2. Wearable Sensorimotor Enhancer for Fingertip Based on Stochastic Resonance Effect, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON HUMAN-MACHINE SYSTEMS, 43(3), 333-337, MAY 2013
  3. Human-sized Anthropomorphic Robot Hand with Detachable Mechanism at the Wrist, Mechanism and Machine Theory, 46(1), 53-66, 20110101
  4. "Flexible Sensor for McKibben Pneumatic Artificial Muscle, International Journal of Automation Technology, 3(6), 731-740, 20090101
  5. Contact Based Stiffness Sensing of Human Eye, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 55(2), 739-745, 20080201
  6. A Fingerprint Pointing Device Utilizing the Deformation of the Fingertip during the Incipient Slip, IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 21(5), 801-811, 20051001
  7. Influence of Ocular Stiffness on Intraocular Pressure Estimation Using Goldmann Applanation Tonometry, JOURNAL OF MEDICAL AND BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING, 33(3), 293-299, 2013
  8. A comparison between the human sense of smell and neural activity in the olfactory bulb of rats., A comparison between the human sense of smell and neural activity in the olfactory bulb of rats., 39(2), 91-105, 2014
  9. A Log-Linearized Arterial Viscoelastic Model for Evaluation of the Carotid Artery, 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC'13), 2591-2594, 2013
  10. A Subjective Force Perception Model of Humans and its Application to a Steering Operation System of a Vehicle, Proceedings of 2013 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC2013), 3675-3680, 2013
  11. A Training System for the MyoBock hand in a Virtual Reality Environment, 2013 IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference (BioCAS2013), 61-64, 2013
  12. Big five personality traits can predict improved endoscopic surgical performance and medical student, 21st International Congress of the EAES (European Association for Endoscopic Surgery), 2013
  13. Bioelectric Signal Classification Using a Recurrent Probabilistic Neural Network with Time-series Discriminant Component Analysis, 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC'13), 5394-5397, 2013
  14. Estimation of Arterial Stiffness During the Flow-Mediated Dilation Test, Proceedings of 2013 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC2013), 3756-3759, 2013
  15. Haptic rendering of needle penetration by enhancing the real force response of a base object, Haptics Symposium, pp.357-360, Houston, Texas, 23-26, 20140224
  16. Improvement of tactile sensitivity by stochastic resonance effect - Applications to surgical grasping forceps -, 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC'13), 4601-4604, 2013
  17. Investigation of subjective force perception based on estimation of muscle activities during steering operation, 2013 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration (SII2013), 76-81, 2013
  18. Monitoring of Peripheral Vascular Condition Using a Log-Linearized Arterial Viscoelastic index During Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy, 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC'13), 2587-2590, 2013
  19. Unloading muscle activation enhances force perception, Augmented Human 2014, 20140307
  20. A Comparison Between the Human Sense of Smell and Neural Activity in the Olfactory Bulb of Rats, Chemical Senses, 39(2), 91-105, 20140201
  21. Stochastic resonance enhanced tactile feedback in laparoscopic surgery, SURGICAL ENDOSCOPY AND OTHER INTERVENTIONAL TECHNIQUES, 29(12), 3811-3818, DEC 2015
  22. A Recurrent Probabilistic Neural Network with Dimensionality Reduction Based on Time-series Discriminant Component Analysis, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON NEURAL NETWORKS AND LEARNING SYSTEMS, 26(12), 3021-3033, DEC 2015
  23. Dynamic properties of human eyes., Dynamic properties of human eyes., 3, 2005
  24. Eye stiffness measurement by probe contact method., Eye stiffness measurement by probe contact method., 1, 2006
  25. A Motor Behavioral Evaluation Method for Children with Developmental Disorders during Music Therapy Sessions: A Pilot Study, Current Pediatrics Research
  26. Surgical Grasping Forceps with Enhanced Sensorimotor Capability via the Stochastic Resonance Effect, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics
  27. Understanding Force Perception Characteristics of a Human and Its Applications, Pervasive Haptics, 39-54
  28. Haptic force augmentation on a 3D printed surgical training phantom, European Surgical Research, 55(1), 79
  29. Development of the Bio-Remote Adaptive Human Interface with Novel Glasses-based Operation, international Convention on Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology (i-CREATe2015), 2.2_110
  30. A Neural Network Based Infant Monitoring System to Facilitate Diagnosis of Epileptic Seizures, Proceedings of 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC 2015), 5614-5617
  31. Human interface design method based on the estimation of muscle effort by a musculoskeletal model,, Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC2015), 480-485
  32. A Non-Gaussian Approach for Biosignal Classification Based on the Johnson SU Translation System, IEEE 8th International Workshop on Computational Intelligence and Applications (IWCIA2015), 115-120
  33. A neural network model of Caenorhabditis Elegans and simulation of Chemotaxis-related Information Processing SAI, Intelligent Systems Conference (InteliSys2015)
  34. Computer Simulation of Chemotaxis in Caenorhabditis Elegans in Consideration of Whole-body Movements, SAI Intelligent Systems Conference (InteliSys2015)
  35. Influence of visual and tactile feedback on haptic sensation by muscle electric stimulation, International Conference on Advanced Mechatronics (ICAM2015), 19-20
  36. Palpation force display by enhancing the force response of a surgical training phantom, International Conference on Advanced Mechatronics (ICAM2015), 191-192
  37. Understanding eye deformation in non-contact tonometry., Understanding eye deformation in non-contact tonometry., 1, 2006
  38. Objective assessment of endoscopic surgical skills by analyzing direction-dependent dexterity using the Hiroshima University Endoscopic Surgical Assessment Device (HUESAD)., Objective assessment of endoscopic surgical skills by analyzing direction-dependent dexterity using the Hiroshima University Endoscopic Surgical Assessment Device (HUESAD)., 38(8), 2008
  39. Stochastic resonance enhanced tactile feedback in laparoscopic surgery., Stochastic resonance enhanced tactile feedback in laparoscopic surgery., 2015
  40. The usefulness of 3-dimensional endoscope systems in endoscopic surgery, SURGICAL ENDOSCOPY AND OTHER INTERVENTIONAL TECHNIQUES, 30(10), 4562-4568, 2016.10
  41. Understanding Force Perception Characteristics of a Human and Its Applications, Pervasive Haptics, 39-54
  42. Evaluation of endpoint compliance based on the estimation of the muscle activity, Advances in Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors, 89-92

Publications such as books

  1. Advances in Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors Part I, Evaluation of endpoint compliance based on the estimation of the muscle activity, AHFE International, 2015, Yuichi Kurita, Kohei Sakurada, and Tosho Tsuji, 89-92
  2. 2016/.7, Human Modeling for Bio-Inspired Robotics, Elsevier, 2016, 2016, EN, Jun Ueda and Yuichi Kurit

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. Human Interface for Embodied Reality, Yuichi Kurita, India-HU Workshop for Sensing and Robotics 'HiSENS2015', 2015/02/12, Without Invitation
  2. Human Assistive System for Improving Sensorimotor Performance, Yuichi Kurita, International Workshop on Human Assistive Systems Based on Human Modeling in Tokyo, 2014/12/14, Without Invitation
  3. Toward the next-generation of human interface: understanding human perception characteristics and their applications, Yuichi Kurita, Seminar on human sensorimotor control in Applied Physiology Department, 2014/10/01, Without Invitation, Department of Applied Physiology, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  4. Computational Modeling of Subjective Force Sensation for Assisting Human Activity, Yuichi Kurita, IEEE ICRA 2014 Workshop on Human Modeling and Control for Assistive Technologies, 2014/06/01, Without Invitation, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, HongKong
  5. Haptic rendering of needle penetration by enhancing the real force response of a base object, Yuichi Kurita, Hiroyuki Ohtsuka, Kazuyuki Nagata, and Tosho Tsuji, Haptics Symposium, 2014/02, Without Invitation, Houston, Texas, USA
  6. Unloading muscle activation enhances force perception, Yuichi Kurita, Jumpei Sato, Takayuki Tanaka, Minoru Shinohara, and Tosho Tsuji, Augmented Human, 2014/03, Without Invitation, Kobe, Japan
  7. Fingertip force estimation based on the deformation of the fingertip, Akihito Kibita, Toshio Tsuji, and Yuichi Kurita, International Digital Human Modeling Symposium, 2014/05, Without Invitation, Tokyo, Japan
  8. Haptic rendering of tissue stiffness by the haptic enhanced reality method, Yoshihide Otsuru, Toshio Tsuji and Yuichi Kurita, EuroHaptics, 2014/06, Without Invitation, Versailles, France
  9. Chemotaxis Simulation of Caenorhabditis Elegans Using an Active cord Mechanism in an Actual Environment, C. elegans Development, Shinya Nishikawa, Zu Soh, Yuichi Kurita, Toshio Tsuji, Cell Biology and Gene Expression Meeting in association with The 6th Asia-Pasific C. elegans Meeting, 2014/07, Without Invitation, Nara, Japan
  10. Evaluation of endpoint compliance based on the estimation of the muscle activity, Yuichi Kurita, Kohei Sakurada, and Tosho Tsuji, International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics, 2014/07, Without Invitation, Krakow, Poland
  11. Wearable pseudo-haptic interaction by using electrical muscle stimulation, Takaaki Ishikawa, Toshio Tsuji and Yuichi Kurita, AsiaHaptics, 2014/11, Without Invitation, Tsukuba, Japan
  12. Fingertip force estimation based on the deformation of the fingertip, Akihito Kibita, Toshio Tsuji and Yuichi Kurita, AsiaHaptics, 2014/11, Without Invitation, Tsukuba, Japan
  13. Change over time of infants' movements based on motion analysis: Comparison with changes in General Movements and the body sway, Koji Shimatani, Taro Shibanoki, Keisuke Shima, Yuichi Kurita, Akira Otsuka, Maura Casadio, Psiche Giannoni, Paolo Moretti, Pietro Morasso, and Toshio Tsuji, World Confederation for Physical Therapy Congress, 2015/13, Without Invitation, Singapor
  14. Wearable assistive devices that enhance sensorimotor capability of surgeons, Yuichi Kurita, 2nd workshop on The role of human sensorimotor control in surgical robotics, 2015/10/02, With Invitation
  15. Design of Weight: How do we feel force, and how can we apply it to product design?, Yuichi Kurita, Yoshiyuki Tanaka, Workshop on AsiaHaptics2016, 2016/11/29, Without Invitation

Awards

  1. 2012年07月03日, The 2012 International Conference on Complex Medical Engineering Best Student Paper Finalist, Conference Chair, Institute of Complex Medical Engineering , Conference Chair, Institute of Complex Medical Engineering
  2. 2015年12月07日, Honorable Mention International Conference on Advanced Mechatronics (ICAM) 2015, ICAM2015 General Chair
  3. 2015年12月07日, Honorable Mention, International Conference on Advanced Mechatronics (ICAM)2015, Palpation force display by enhancing the force response of a surgical training phantom

Social Activities

History as Committee Members

  1. Associate Editor, 2015/04, 2016/03, Advanced Robotics
  2. Associate Editor, 2015/04, 2016/03, JSME Mechanical Engineering Journal
  3. Technical Program Committee Member, 2014/04, 2015/03, 23rd IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication
  4. Associate Editor, 2014/04, 2015/03, IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics
  5. Associate Editor, 2014/04, 2015/03, IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration