Tsutomu Fujinami Professor
School of Knowledge Science,Human Life Design Area
B.A.from Waseda University (1986), Ph.D.from University of Edinburgh (1996)
◆Professional Experience
: Systems Development Laboratory, HITACHI (1986-1992), Institute for Computational Linguistics, University of Stuttgart (1995-1998)
We are interested in the skills which are only acquired through long period of training. We investigate how skills are different from other normal behaviours with respect to both movement and perception.
◆Research Keywords
Skill Science, Skill acquisition, Dementia Care
◆Research Interests
Skill Science
We study how experts are different from novices by investigating human movements observed in kneeding in ceramic art, dancing on samba, ball handling in football, and so on. We expect our result will be applicable to robotics and skill learning systems. 備考
Skill Acquisition
We investigate how humans learn skills. We collaborate with people in our area to trace as many people as possible, who are trained to learn dancing on samba. We hope our findings will contribute to designing skill learning systems. 備考
Demantia Care
Japan is rapidly aging and we expect two percent of the population to be suffering from Dementia in 20 years. Under this plessure of aging society, we study how well we can care people with dementia in natural setting and what technological solutions will be availabe. 備考


◆Published Papers
Impact of Cognitive Loading on Postural Control in Parkinson's Disease with Freezing of Gait.
Buated, W., Lolekha, P., Hidaka, S., & Fujinami, T.
Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, 2, 1-8-, 2016/11/03
Promoting Socialization of Schoolchildren Using a Teleoperated Android: An Interaction Study
Ryuji Yamazaki, Shuichi Nishio, Kohei Ogawa, Kohei Matsumura, Takashi Minato,Hiroshi Ishiguro, Tsutomu Fujinami, Masaru Nishikawa
International Journal of Humanoid Robotics (IJHR), (1-25), vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 1350007-, 2013
Topological Similarity of Motor Coordination in Rhythmic Movements.
Shohei Hidaka, Tsutomu Fujinami
Proceedings of The Thirty Fifth Annual Meeting of Cognitive Science Society, 2548-2553-, 2013
Person-centered dementia care revised from the standpoint of assistive technology
Tsutomu Fujinami, Taro Sugihara
the 8th World Conference of Gerontechnology, -, 2012/06/27
How does telenoid affect the communication between children in classroom setting?
Ryuji Yamazaki, Shuichi Nishio, Kohei Ogawa, Hiroshi Ishiguro, Kohei Matsumura, Kensuke Koda, Tsutomu Fujinami
CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems,, 351-366-, 2012/05
◆Conference Activities & Talks
Topics of Skill Science: Overview of ten years
Tsutomu Fujinami
Third International Workshop on Skill Science, 2017
The Influence of Layouts on Visual Impression - Comparing 12 Flyer Layout Patterns
Yutaka Andoh, Kengo Omura, Takano Kentaro, Koushi, Tsutomu Fujinami
International Conference on Education, Psychology and Society, 日本, 北海道, 2017
The role of body in the organization of skilled movements
Tsutomu Fujinami
3rd International Conference on Cognition, Brain and Computation, IIT Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India, 2015/12/05
Evaluating presence based on balance
Tsutomu Fujinami, Shohei Hidaka, and Neeraj Kashyap
International Symposium on Performance Science, , Kyoto, Japan, 2015/09/02
An excretion care support system using a scanning range finder
H. Kato, T. Fujinami
Gerontechnology 2014. 13(2):p.222, 台湾, 2014

■Teaching Experience

Methodology for Research and Development of Social Innovation, Cognitive Science

■Contributions to  Society

◆Academic Society Affiliations
The Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence, The Japan Association for Reserch in Singing, International Society of Gerontechnology
◆Academic Contribution
Third International Workshop on Skill Science , Tsutomu Fujinami , 2016/11/16 , Raiosha Building, Keio University Kanagawa, Japan
Second International Workshop on Skill Science , Tsutomu Fujinami , 2015/11/18 , Raiosha Building, Keio University Kanagawa, Japan
International Symposium on Skill Science , Prof. Koichi Furukawa, Keio University , 2007/09/18 - 2007/09/20 , Mita, Tokyo

■Academic  Awards

・ Excellent Paper Award , Japn Information Processing Society , 2008/07/11
・ Award for Good Practice of Caring People , Mainichi Shimbun , 2008