Last Updated :2023/11/02

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences(Health Sciences), Assistant Professor
Other Contact Details
1-2-3, Kasumi, Minami-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima, Japan, Japan
TEL : (+81)82-257-5458 FAX : (+81)
Occupational therapist. My research goal is to develop effective rehabilitation programs. My research specialties are Brain science, Electrophysiology and Kinesiology.

Basic Information

Major Professional Backgrounds

  • 2015/04, 2018/03, Funabashi city rehabilitation hospital, Occupational therapist
  • 2019/06/01, Hiroshima university, Graduate School of Biomedical & Health Sciences, Assistant professor

Educational Backgrounds

  • Hiroshima university, Facility of medicine, Health sciences major (Occupational therapy), 2009/04, 2013/03
  • Hiroshima university, Master course of Graduate School of Biomedical & Health Sciences (Health Sciences), 2013/04, 2015/03
  • Hiroshima university, Doctor course of Graduate School of Biomedical & Health Sciences (Health Sciences), Doctor course, 2018/04, 2022/03

Academic Degrees

  • Hiroshima University
  • Hiroshima University

Research Fields

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

Research Keywords

  • Electrophysiology, Motor control

Affiliated Academic Societies

  • International Society of Biomechanics, 2021
  • Japanese Association of Occupational Therapist, 2013
  • Japanese Society of Occupational Therapy Research, 2013
  • Japanese Society for Clinical Biomechanics, 2018
  • Japanese Society fo Clinical Neurophysiology, 2018
  • Japanese Peripheral Nerve Society, 2019

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2023, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Practicum in Adult Nursing
  2. 2023, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Practice of Physiology
  3. 2023, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Practice of Physiology
  4. 2023, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Practice of Kinesiology
  5. 2023, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Kinesiology lab.
  6. 2023, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Clinical practice I
  7. 2023, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Clinical practice II
  8. 2023, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Preliminary Research Practice
  9. 2023, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Practice of major crafts as occupational therapy media I
  10. 2023, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Practice of minor crafts as occupational therapy media II
  11. 2023, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Outline of human occupation
  12. 2023, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Seminar of occulational therapy for physical dysfunction III
  13. 2023, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Intoroduction to research methods in occupational therapy II
  14. 2023, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 1Term, Introductory Seminar for First-Year Students

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. Effects of metacarpophalangeal joint position and finger joint movement speed on lumbrical muscle activity, Hand Surg Rehabil, 20230621
  2. Measurement of the lumbrical muscle activity of the hand using electromyography supported by the ultrasound imaging technique with string navigation, J Biomech, 158, 111748, 202309
  3. 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
  4. Correlation between kinesthetic motor imagery of an amputated limb and phantom limb pain, Prosthetics and Orthotics International, 20220325
  5. Effect of the position of the interphalangeal joint on movements of the trapeziometacarpal joint during thumb opposition, Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume), 47(2), 1-6, 20220108
  6. ★, Brachialis Muscle Activity Can Be Measured With Surface Electromyography: A Comparative Study Using Surface and Fine-Wire Electrodes, Frontiers in Physiology, 12:809422, 20211223
  7. ★, Quantitative evaluation of abnormal finger movements in myelopathy hand during the grip and release test using gyro sensors, PLoS One, e0258808(20;16(10)), 20211020
  8. Transcranial direct current stimulation reduces ischemia-induced sensory disturbance in the hands of healthy subjects, MUSCLE & NERVE, 64(5), 610-613, 20210811
  9. Association between medial meniscus extrusion under weight-bearing conditions and pain in early-stage knee osteoarthritis, JOURNAL OF MEDICAL ULTRASONICS, 20210714
  10. Transient Modulation of Working Memory Performance and Event-Related Potentials by Transcranial Static Magnetic Field Stimulation over the Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex, BRAIN SCIENCES, 11(6), 202106
  11. Null Effect of Transcranial Static Magnetic Field Stimulation over the Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex on Behavioral Performance in a Go/NoGo Task, BRAIN SCIENCES, 11(4), 483, 20210411
  12. Influence of Static Magnetic Field Stimulation on the Accuracy of Tachystoscopically Presented Line Bisection., Brain Sciences, 10(12), E1006, 20201218
  13. The correlation between osteoarthritis stage and the effect of the lateral wedge insole for 3 months on medial meniscus extrusion in the knee joint., The Knee, 28, 110-116, 20201214
  14. Virtual reality-based action observation facilitates the acquisition of body-powered prosthetic control skills, Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, 17(1):113, 20200820
  15. ★, Long-term disuse of the hand affects motor imagery ability in patients with complete brachial plexus palsy, NeuroReport, 30(6), 452-456, 20190410
  16. ★, Transcranial direct current stimulation can enhance ability in motor imagery tasks, NeuroReport, 26(11), 613-617, 20150805

Publications such as books

  1. 2020/09/01, The hand and the brain : from Lucy's thumb to the thought-controlled robotic hand, 2021, 09, Scholarly Book, Joint Translation, 日本語, 9784260042574

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. The characteristics of the muscle activity and coordination of the elbow flexors-a surface electromyographic study-, S. Date , K. Kurauchi, H. Kurumadani, A. Ueda, T. Sunagawa, 2022 IFSSH-IFSHT-FESSH Congress, 2022/06/06, Without Invitation, English
  2. Comparing Surface and Intramuscular Electromyography Patterns of the Brachialis Muscle during the Dynamic Elbow Movement, Shota Date, Hiroshi Kurumadani, Yuko Nakashima, Akio Ueda, Toru Sunagawa, XXVIII Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics, 2021/07/25, Without Invitation, English, Stockholm
  3. Effect of distal transverse arch mobility to finger joint posture during grasping objects, The 53rd Japanese Occupational therapy Congress & Expo, 2019/09/08, Without Invitation, Japanese
  4. 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, 2019/06/19, Without Invitation, English, Berlin, Germany
  5. 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, Japanese
  6. Neurological Relationship between Thenar and Extrinsic Hand Muscles during Precision Grip, Shota Date, Hiroshi Kurumadani, Wataru Kuwahara, Toru Sunagawa, Orthopaedic Research Society 2019, 2019/02/05, Without Invitation, Japanese
  7. Impairment of Thumb Joint Movement in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Hiroshi Kurumadani; Akira Kodama; Yuki Yamamoto; Shota Date; Nobuo Adachi; Toru Sunagawa, Orthopaedic research societies, 2019/02/02, Without Invitation, English
  8. The characteristic activity patterns of intrinsic and extrinsic hand muscles in precision grip task, S Date, H Kurumadani, T Sunagawa, The 12th conference of japanese society of occupational therapy research, 2018/10/14, Without Invitation, Japanese, Saitama (Koshigaya)


  1. 2014/12/15, Hiroshima University Excellent Student Scholarship, Hiroshima University

External Funds

Acceptance Results of Competitive Funds

  1. 2020, 2024

Social Activities

Organizing Academic Conferences, etc.

  1. 2022/01, 2022/01