Hiroshi Kurumadani

Last Updated :2024/06/05

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences(Health Sciences), Associate Professor or Lecturer
E-mail
hkurumahiroshima-u.ac.jp
Self-introduction
I'm an Occupational therapist. My research theme is three-dimensional motion analysis, development of daily motion sensing for health promotion, and occupational therapy for physical dysfunction.

Basic Information

Major Professional Backgrounds

  • 2001/04/01, 2005/03/31, Hiroshima University, Institute of Health Sciences, Department of occupational thearpy, Research assistant
  • 2005/04/01, 2007/03/31, Hiroshima University, Graduate school of Health Sciences, Department of Physical Therapy and Occupational Thearpy Sciences, Research assistant
  • 2007/04/01, 2009/03/31, Hiroshima University, Graduate school of Health Sciences, Health Science Major,, Department of Physical Therapy and Occupational Thearpy Sciences, Assistant professor
  • 2009/04/01, 2012/03/31, National Rehabilitation Center for persons with disabilities, Clinic for developmental disorders & Information center of developmental disorders, Occupational thrapist
  • 2012/04/01, 2019/03/31, Hiroshima University, Institute of Biomedical & Health Sciences,, Applied Life Sciences,, Associate professor / Lecturer

Educational Backgrounds

  • Hiroshima University, Graduate School, Division of Medical Sciences, Health Science Major, Japan, 1999/04, 2001/03

Academic Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Health Science, Hiroshima University
  • Master of Health Science, Hiroshima University

Educational Activity

  • [Bachelor Degree Program] School of Medicine : Program of Health Sciences : Occupational Therapy
  • [Master's Program] Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences : Division of Integrated Health Sciences : Program of Health Sciences
  • [Doctoral Program] Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences : Division of Integrated Health Sciences : Program of Health Sciences

In Charge of Primary Major Programs

  • Occupational Therapy

Research Fields

  • Complex systems;Biomedical engineering;Rehabilitation science / Welfare engineering

Research Keywords

  • autism
  • Pervasive developmental disorders
  • eldery
  • Motor skill
  • assistive technology
  • Three-dimensional motion analysis
  • Daily motion sensing
  • Deep Learning
  • Hand disorders

Affiliated Academic Societies

  • International Society of Biomechanics, 2021
  • Japanese Society of Physical Fitness and Sports Medicine, 1999
  • Japanese Association of Occupational Therapists, 2001
  • The Japanese Society of Occupational Thearpy Research, 2007
  • The Japanese Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2010
  • Japanese Association for the Study of Developmental Disabilities, 2010
  • Japanese Society of Clinical Sports Medicine, 1999
  • Japanese Society of Clinical Neurophysiology, 2006
  • International Society of electromyography and kinesiology, 2016/07
  • Japanese Society for Clinical Biomechanics, 2017/08
  • Japanese Society for Surgery of the Hand, 2016/12

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Interprofessional education
  2. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Practice of Kinesiology
  3. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Kinesiology lab.
  4. 2024, Undergraduate Education, 4Term, Ethics & Management
  5. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Clinical practice I
  6. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Clinical practice II
  7. 2024, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Preliminary Research Practice
  8. 2024, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Seminar of vocational related activities
  9. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Practice of occupational therapy assessment for physical dysfunction I
  10. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Practice of motion anaylsis
  11. 2024, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, Seminar of occulational therapy for physical dysfunction I
  12. 2024, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Seminar of occulational therapy for physical dysfunction III
  13. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Intoroduction to research methods in occupational therapy II
  14. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Practice of clinical clerkship I
  15. 2024, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Methodology of Education for Health Promotion

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. Correlation between kinesthetic motor imagery of an amputated limb and phantom limb pain, PROSTHETICS AND ORTHOTICS INTERNATIONAL, 46(4), 320-326, 202208
  2. The Effect of Lateral Wedge Insole on Gait Variability Assessed Using Wearable Sensors in Patients with Medial Compartment Knee Osteoarthritis, JOURNAL OF HEALTHCARE ENGINEERING, 2023, 20230116
  3. Brachialis Muscle Activity Can Be Measured With Surface Electromyography: A Comparative Study Using Surface and Fine-Wire Electrodes, Frontiers in Physiology, 20211223
  4. ★, Effect of the position of the interphalangeal joint on movements of the trapeziometacarpal joint during thumb opposition, JOURNAL OF HAND SURGERY-EUROPEAN VOLUME, 47(5), 495-500, 202205
  5. Somatosensory mechanical response and digit somatotopy within cortical areas of the postcentral gyrus in humans: An MEG study, HUMAN BRAIN MAPPING, 34(7), 1559-1567, 201307
  6. The difference of upper trunk rotation during the task at the different height of the desk, proceeding 13th world congress of occupational therapists, 20020401
  7. Role of erector spine muscles during table work, 13th world congress of occupational therapists, proceeding, 20020601
  8. Decreased cortical excitability during motor imagery after disuse of an upper limb in humans, Psychiatry and Clinical Neurophysiology, 114, 2397-2403, 20030401
  9. Differences of tibial impact acceleration during running at different overground states, The 13 Congress of International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology, 20040401
  10. Comparison of the Lower Extremity Muscle Strength after Long-distance Running at Different Road Conditions, The 8th Asian Federation of Sports Medicine Congress, 20050401
  11. WILL THE OVERGROUND CONDITION AFFECT THE IMPACT SHOCK AND LOWER EXTREMITY MUSCLE ACTIVITY?, The 13 Congress of International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology, 20060401
  12. Decreased cortical excitability during motor imagery after disuse of an upper limb in humans, CLINICAL NEUROPHYSIOLOGY, 114(12), 2397-2403, 200312
  13. Ipsilateral primary sensorimotor cortical response to mechanical tactile stimuli, NEUROREPORT, 21(2), 108-113, 20100127
  14. ★, Transcranial direct current stimulation can enhance ability in motor imagery tasks, NEUROREPORT, 26(11), 613-617, 20150805
  15. Gait characteristics of adults with autism spectrum disorders at different gait speeds, Journal of Occupational Therapy Research, 19(1), 37-40, 2016
  16. CORRELATION BETWEEN HOURGLASS-LIKE FASCICULAR CONSTRICTION" AND IDIOPATHIC ANTERIOR INTEROSSEOUS NERVE PALSY", MUSCLE & NERVE, 55(4), 508-512, 201704
  17. Effects of lateral wedge insole application on medial compartment knee osteoarthritis severity evaluated by ultrasound, KNEE, 24(6), 1408-1413, 201712
  18. Mirror imaging of finger mechanical stimulation affects secondary somatosensory response, NEUROREPORT, 29(3), 229-234, 20180207
  19. The study of brain activity and subjective habituation by repeating task, Clinical Neurophysiology, 121, 263, 2010
  20. Correlation between spinal and pelvic movements during gait and aggravation of low back pain by gait loading in lumbar spinal stenosis patients, JOURNAL OF ORTHOPAEDIC SCIENCE, 24(2), 207-213, 201903
  21. Long-term disuse of the hand affects motor imagery ability in patients with complete brachial plexus palsy, NEUROREPORT, 30(6), 452-456, 20190410
  22. The effect of distal transverse arch on wrist joint during dart-throwing motion, XXII ISEK Congress, 82-82, 20180630
  23. Impairment of Thumb Joint Movement in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome., ORS 2019, 44, 1973-1973, 201902
  24. Neurological Relationship Between Thenar and Extrinsic Hand Muscles During Precision Grip, ORS 2019, 44, 1974-1974, 201902
  25. Clustering of muscle activation pattern between thenar and extrinsic hand muscles during various grasp tasks., IFSHT 2019, 124-124, 201906
  26. Correlation between palmar shape modulation and finger joint movements during hand shape formation, IFSHT 2019, 128-128, 201906
  27. Transcranial direct current stimulation effects on hand sensibility as measured by an objective quantitative analysis device: a randomized single-blind sham-control crossover clinical trial, NEUROREPORT, 31(5), 406-410, 20200325
  28. Clustering of muscle activation pattern between thenar and extrinsic hand muscles during various grasp tasks, Proceedings of the 11th International Federation of Societies for Hand Therapy, 20190617
  29. Correlation between palmar shape modulation and finger joint movements during hand shape formation, Proceedings of the11th International Federation of Societies for Hand Therapy, 20190617
  30. ★, Coorinated patterns of finger joint movement during ball rotation task -A kinematic synergy analysis, 22(1), 41-44, 20191225
  31. Virtual reality-based action observation facilitates the acquisition of body-powered prosthetic control skills, JOURNAL OF NEUROENGINEERING AND REHABILITATION, 17(1), 20200820
  32. Factors affecting sensory recovery after thumb reconstruction using a wrap-around flap, JOURNAL OF HAND SURGERY-EUROPEAN VOLUME, 45(8), 838-841, 202010
  33. Total knee arthroplasty for patients with medial knee osteoarthritis improves trunk movement during gait, JOURNAL OF BACK AND MUSCULOSKELETAL REHABILITATION, 33(5), 727-734, 2020
  34. Increase in medial meniscal extrusion in the weight-bearing position observed on ultrasonography correlates with lateral thrust in earlystage knee osteoarthritis, JOURNAL OF ORTHOPAEDIC SCIENCE, 25(4), 640-646, 202007
  35. The correlation between osteoarthritis stage and the effect of the lateral wedge insole for 3 months on medial meniscus extrusion in the knee joint, KNEE, 28, 110-116, 202101
  36. Ultrasonographic digital blood flow measurement in professional baseball pitchers - A quantitative and comparative study with non-throwers, Journal of Orthopedic Research, 16, 30341-30349, 20201216
  37. ★, Three-dimensional analysis of hand coordination following tendon transfers for posterior interosseous nerve palsy, Journal of Hand Surgery European Volume, 46(6), 669-671, 202107
  38. Three-dimensional analysis of thumb motion recovery after carpal tunnel release, JOURNAL OF HAND SURGERY-EUROPEAN VOLUME, 46(7), 743-748, 20210901
  39. Transcranial direct current stimulation reduces ischemia-induced sensory disturbance in the hands of healthy subjects, MUSCLE & NERVE, 64(5), 610-613, 202111
  40. Association between medial meniscus extrusion under weight-bearing conditions and pain in early-stage knee osteoarthritis, JOURNAL OF MEDICAL ULTRASONICS, 48(4), 631-638, 202110
  41. Ultrasonographic digital blood flow measurement in professional baseball pitchers - A quantitative and comparative study with non-throwers, JOURNAL OF ORTHOPAEDIC SCIENCE, 26(6), 1014-1017, 202111

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. Recovery of thumb joint movement for patients with severe carpal tunnel syndrome, Hiroshi Kurumadani, Akira Kodama, Teruyasu Tanaka and Toru Sunagawa, XXIX Congress of International Society of Biomechanics, 2023/07/30, Without Invitation, English, International Society of Biomechanics, Fukuoka, Japan
  2. Electrophysiological Validation of the Brachialis and Biceps Brachii Functions in Dynamic Elbow Flexion, Shota Date, Hiroshi Kurumadani, Kazuya Kurauchi, Yosuke Ishii, Toru Sunagawa, Shota Date, Hiroshi Kurumadani, Kazuya Kurauchi, Yosuke Ishii, Toru Sunagawa, FESSF-EFSHT 2023 congress, 2023/05/06, Without Invitation, FESSF-EFSHT, Rimini, Italy
  3. Effects of motor nerve conduction abnormality and thenar muscle atrophy for thumb joint movements in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome, Hiroshi Kurumadani, Akira Kodama, Teruyasu Tanaka, Shota Date, Toru Sunagawa, 13th Asian-Pacific Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand, 9th Asian-Pacific Federation of Societies for Hand Therapy congress, 2023/05/29, Without Invitation, English, Asian-Pacific Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand, Singapore
  4. Difference in coordination of the thumb motion with severity of patients of carpal tunnel syndrome, Hiroshi Kurumadani, Akira Kodama, Teruyasu Tanaka, Shota Date, Toru Sunagawa, IFSSH, IFSHT & FESSH combined congress London 2022, 2022/06/06, Without Invitation, English, International federation of society of hand therapy, London, England
  5. Effect of thumb IP joint posture on CMC joint movement during thumb opposition, Hiroshi Kurumadani, Kasuya Kurauchi, Shota Date, Toru Sunagawa, XXVIII congress of the international society of biomechanics, 2021/07/25, Without Invitation, English, International society of biomechanics, Stockholm, Sweden
  6. Relationship between distal latency and grip or pinch strength in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome, Hiroaki Mizoguchi, Haruhiko Takata, Hiroshi Kurumadani, Akio Ueda, Natsumi Okada, Nao Hazama, Junji Hayashi, XXIII International society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology, 2020/07/12, Without Invitation, English, International society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology, Nagoya, Japan
  7. Smartphone use requires more significant thumb joint movement compared to daily activities use, Hiroshi Kurumadani, Shota Date, Toru Sunagawa, XXIII International society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology, 2020/07/12, Without Invitation, English, International society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology, Nagoya, Japan
  8. Coordinated finger movement patterns in ball rotation task – A kinematic synergy analysis, Hiroshi Kurumadani, Naoya Goto, Shota Date, Toru Sunagawa, European Federation of Societies for Hand Therapy 2020, 2020/09/01, Without Invitation, English, European Federation of Societies for Hand Therapy, Basel, Switzerland
  9. Preliminary study on the usability of a tri-axial accelerometer: evaluation of how postoperative distal radius fracture patients use their hand in ADL, Terufumi Iitsuka, Hiroshi Kurumadani, 8th Asia pacific federation of societies for hand therapy, 2020/03/14, With Invitation, English, Asia pacific federation of societies for hand therapy
  10. Correlation between palmar shape modulation and finger joint movements during hand shape formation, Hiroshi Kurumadani, Shota Date, Toru Sunagawa, 11th International Federation of Societies for Hand Therapy, 2019/06/17, Without Invitation, English, IFSHT, Berlin, Germany
  11. Clustering of muscle activation pattern between thenar and extrinsic hand muscles during various grasp tasks, Shota Date, Hiroshi Kurumadani, Toru Sunagawa, 11th International Federation of Societies for Hand Therapy, 2019/06/17, Without Invitation, English, IFSHT, Berlin, Germany
  12. Neurological Relationship Between Thenar and Extrinsic Hand Muscles During Precision Grip, Shota Date, Hiroshi Kurumadani, Wataru Kuwahara, Toru Sunagawa, Orthopedic Research Society 2019 Annual meeting, Without Invitation, Japanese, Orthopedic research society, Austin, USA
  13. Impairment of Thumb Joint Movement in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Hiroshi Kurumadani, Akira Kodama, Yuki Yamamoto, Shota Date, Nobuo Adachi, Toru Sunagawa, Orthopedic Research Society 2019 Annual meeting, 2019/02/02, Without Invitation, English, Orthopedic research society, Austin, USA
  14. Correlation between palmar shape modulation and finger joint movements during hand shape formation, Hiroshi Kurumadani, Shota Date, Toru Sunagawa, 11th International Federation of Societies for Hand Therapy, 2019/06/17, Without Invitation, English, International Federation of Societies for Hand Therapy, Berlin, Germany
  15. Clustering of muscle activation pattern between thenar and extrinsic hand muscles during various grasp tasks, Shota Date, Hiroshi Kurumadani, Toru Sunagawa, 11th International Federation of Societies for Hand Therapy, 2019/06/17, Without Invitation, English
  16. Neurological Relationship Between Thenar and Extrinsic Hand Muscles During Precision Grip, Shota Date, Hiroshi Kurumadani, Wataru Kuwahara, Toru Sunagawa, Orthopedic Research Society 2019 Annual meeting., 2019/02/02, Without Invitation, English
  17. Impairment of Thumb Joint Movement in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome., Hiroshi Kurumadani, Akira Kodama, Yuki Yamamoto, Shota Date, Nobuo Adachi, Toru Sunagawa, Orthopedic Research Society 2019 Annual meeting, 2019/02/02, Without Invitation, English, Orthopedic Research Society, Austin, USA
  18. The effect of distal transverse arch on wrist joint during dart-throwing motion., Akio Ueda, Hiroshi Kurumadani, Shingo Matsumura, Toru Sunagawa, XXII ISEK Congress, 2018/06/30, Without Invitation, English, International Society of Electromyography and Kinesiology, Dublin, Ireland
  19. Walking speed influences on gait characteristics in adults with autism spectrum disorder, Hiroshi Kurumadani, Mieko Shinomiya, Natsumi Kobayashi, Toru Sunagawa, and Reiko Fukatsu, XXVI Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics, 2017/07/24, Without Invitation, English, International Society of Biomechanics, Brisbane, Australia
  20. Relationship between medial meniscus extrusion and lateral thrust with medial knee osteoarthritis, Yosuke Ishii, Masakazu Ishikawa, Atsuo Nakamae, Seiju Hayashi, Hiroshi Kurumadani, Nobuo Adachi and Toru Sunagawa, XXVI Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics, 2017/07/24, Without Invitation, English, International Society of Biomechanics, Brisbane, Australia
  21. Impact of spinal and pelvic movements during gait on low back and leg pain before and after gait loading test in lumbar spinal stenosis patients, Wataru Kuwahara, Nobuhiro Tanaka, Kazuyoshi Nakanishi, Hiroshi Kurumadani, Haruka Nakamura, Nobuo Adachi and Toru Sunagawa, XXVI Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics, 2017/07/24, Without Invitation, English, International Society of Biomechanics, Brisbane, Australia
  22. Effects of gender and hand size on the distal transverse palmar arch during reach-to-grasp task, Liang Hong Yang, Hiroshi Kurumadani, and Toru Sunagawa, XXVI Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics, 2017/07/24, Without Invitation, English, International Society of Biomechanics, Brisbane, Australia
  23. Differences of hand and arm movements with dominant and non-dominant hand during daily activities, Akio Ueda, Hiroshi Kurumadani, Natsumi Suefuji and Toru Sunagawa, XXVI Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics, 2017/07/24, Without Invitation, English, International Society of Biomechanics, Brisbane, Australia
  24. Sports rehabilitation for leading to prevention of a disorder recurrence and secondary disorders in post-operative surgery, Hiroshi Kurumadani, Toru Sunagawa, The 60th Annual Meeting of the JSSH, 2017/04/28, Without Invitation, Japanese, Japanese Society for Surgery of the Hand, Nagoya
  25. Performance difference after action observation from different perspectives, Ueda A, Kurumadani H, Onishi Y, Sunagawa T, The 6th Asia-Pacific Occupational Therapy Congress, 2015/09/17, Without Invitation, English
  26. Comparisons of the hand motor area activation during simple and sequential tasks with multi-finger movement., Kurumadani H, Ueda A, Kawakami T, Sunagawa T, The 6th Asia-Pacific Occupational Therapy Congress, 2015/09/17, Without Invitation, English, Asia-Pacific Occupational Therapy Association, Rotorua, New Zealand
  27. The Evaluation of Motor Imagery Ability in Orthopedic Patients, Date S, Kurumadani H, Watanabe T, Sunagawa T, The 6th Asia-Pacific Occupational Therapy Congress, 2015/09/17, Without Invitation, English, The 6th Asia-Pacific Occupational Therapy Association, Rotorua, New Zealand
  28. Relationship between the transverse palmar arch in the hand and the intrinsic hand muscles during reach-to-grasp motion for an object of different size, Kurumadani H, Okajo M, Sunagawa T, The XXI International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology Congress, 2016/07/07, Without Invitation, English, ISEK, Chicago, USA
  29. Performance and brain activation during slow speed and anatomical motion movie observation, Ueda A, Kurumadani H, Sunagawa T, The XXI International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology Congress, 2016/07/06, Without Invitation, English
  30. Study on gross and fine motor skills in adults with pervasive developmental disorders before and after interventions, 16th International Congress of the World federation of Occupational Therapists, 2014/06/19, Without Invitation, English, Yokohama, Japan
  31. Relationship between thumb and hand arch during grasping movement, 16th International Congress of the World federation of Occupational Therapists, 2014/06/20, Without Invitation, English, Yokohama, Japan
  32. Effects of differences in hand visions on motor imagery during Hand Mental rotation task: A NIRS Study, 16th International Congress of the World federation of Occupational Therapists, 2014/06/19, Without Invitation, English, Yokohama, Japan
  33. The Effect of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation on Motor Related Areas during Motor Imagery, The XX Congress of the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology, 2014/07/16, Without Invitation, English, Rome, Italy
  34. Study on the characteristics of the change of the body functions among different aged groups caused by mental work, 16th International Congress of the World federation of Occupational Therapists, 2014/06/20, Without Invitation, English, Yokohama, Japan
  35. Thumb motion recovery after carpal tunnel release: thumb 3D motion analysis, Kodama A, Kurumadani H, Date S, Adachi N, Sunagawa T, Federation of European Society for Surgery of the Hand 2020, 2020/09/01, Without Invitation, English, Federation of European Society for Surgery of the Hand, Basel, Switzerland
  36. The characteristics of the muscle activity and coordination of the elbow flexors a surface electromyographic study, Shota Date, Kazuya Kurauchi, Hiroshi Kurumadani, Akio Ueda, Toru Sunagawa, IFSSH, IFSHT & FESSH combined congress London 2022, 2022/06/06, Without Invitation, English, International federation of society of hand therapy, London, England

External Funds

Acceptance Results of Competitive Funds

  1. 2016, 2018

Social Activities

History as Peer Reviews of Academic Papers

  1. 2019, Asian journal of occupational therapy, Others
  2. 2014, Asian journal of occupational therapy, Others
  3. 2015, Asian journal of Occupational therapy, Others, reviewer
  4. 2016, Asian Journal of Occupational Therapy, Others
  5. 2017, Asian journal of occupational therapy, Others, reviewer, 1
  6. 2018, Asian Journal of Occupational Therapy, Others, reviewer, 2
  7. 2020, Asian journal of occupational therapy, Others, 3
  8. 2021, Asian journal of occupational therapy, Others, 2
  9. 2022, Asian journal of occupational therapy, Others, 3