Kanagawa Institute of Technology

Kawasaki, Japan

Kanagawa Institute of Technology is a private university in Atsugi, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. The predecessor of the school, a vocational school, was founded in 1963. It was chartered as a university in 1975. The present name was adopted in 1988. Wikipedia.

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Shirai A.,Kanagawa Institute of Technology
ACM International Conference Proceeding Series | Year: 2016

This article contributes to the realization of an immersive role playing manga generating advertising system named \Manga Generator". The project began as a student virtual reality project and had underwent various collaborations with professional manga artists and governmental agencies. It was exhibited at many international exhibitions and is currently a permanent exhibition in a museum. The latest version \MGV" is a new advertising entertainment system that enables up to two players to engage in role playing in- teractive manga while allowing other audiences to see adver- tisement video simultaneously using multiplex hidden image technology "ExPixel". In this research, we combined inter- active comic generating system with full body motion de- tection and real time image processing technologies. It can attract non-audiences who are not interested in the video an- nouncements thanks to players playing Manga Generator. © 2016 ACM.

Matsuda Y.,Kanagawa Institute of Technology
Proceedings - 2016 8th International Conference on Intelligent Human-Machine Systems and Cybernetics, IHMSC 2016 | Year: 2016

Finger Braille is an efficient tactual communication medium for the deafblind persons who had onset of blindness first. Deafblind persons can communicate only through interpreters, because general non-disabled persons are not skilled in Finger Braille. A Finger Braille teaching system between non-disabled senders and deafblind receivers has been developed. The teaching system recognizes the non-disabled sender's speech and displays the associated dot pattern of Finger Braille. The non-disabled sender can then dot Finger Braille on the fingers of the deafblind receiver by observing the displayed dot pattern. In this paper, we adopted a 5 inches Android smartphone, and designed single column and double column teaching interfaces. The results of the evaluation experiment showed that the single column teaching interface was more easily viewable; the double column teaching interface promoted better performances (the response time, dotting speed and accuracy of dotting). Therefore, the double column teaching interface should be adopted as the teaching interface using the smartphones. © 2016 IEEE.

Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-FP | Phase: AAT.2012.3.3-6. | Award Amount: 1.81M | Year: 2012

JEDI ACE aims to provide an innovative concept of an integrated ice protection system: an inte-grated approach, consisting of combined passive anti-icing coating, active de-icing devices and ice sensors. The system will be applicable to aircraft wings and will support an important technological milestone: the composite wing concept, which today includes also morphing properties. The JEDI ACE consortium, consisting of European and Japanese partners, determined three technical objectives for the integrated ice protection system: 1. An active de-icing device based on electro-thermal and/or mechanical actuation, combined with supporting passive anti-icing coatings 2. An ice sensor system for real-time measurements of ice accretion on aircraft structures, 3. An integrated ice protection system with complementary components for excellent operation properties. The work in JEDI ACE will result in validated design concepts and lab-scale prototypes for the future generation of integrated ice protection systems. The design will contribute to: prevention of ice buildup on leading edges, improved in-flight ice assessment, improved aircraft safety reduced energy consumption during de-icing procedures, reduced de-icing procedures on ground, compliance with design constraints of composite wings including morphing properties, compliance with bleed-air free engines and all-electric aircrafts, compliance with other surface and coating requirements like resistance against erosion The JEDI ACE consortium will develop evaluation devices for all determined objectives on the basis of newest scientific knowledge, combined with appropriate test sessions to validate the performance of the components and deliver the design concept of an integrated ice protection system. This ambitious goal will be achieved by combining the specific SoA competencies through close multinational collaboration.

Takahashi M.,Kanagawa Institute of Technology
Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics | Year: 2012

To study electron states and magnetism in Gd-doped EuO theoretically, we first calculate the spin-polarized density of states (DOS) by applying the dynamical coherent potential approximation (dynamical CPA) for two simple models: the s-f model of electron-doped EuO and a model of Eu 1-xGd xO. On the basis of the spin-polarized DOS, we calculate the total energy of electrons interacting with f spins through an exchange interaction. Then, we obtain the magnetization as a function of the temperature T, by minimizing the free energy. We discuss the mechanism of the electron-induced increase in the Curie temperature T C, the origin of the anomalous magnetization curve, and the existence of a threshold Gd concentration for increasing T C. We investigate the effect of on-site attractive potential that yields an impurity level when the Gd concentration is low. We also discuss the relationship between the redshift of the optical absorption edge and the increase in the T C of Gd-doped EuO. © 2012 American Physical Society.

Seki N.,Kanagawa Institute of Technology | Saito H.,Kanagawa Institute of Technology
International Dairy Journal | Year: 2012

Many kinds of lactose derivatives can be obtained using various methods, including epimerization, oxidation and reduction. Investigations of the beneficial functions of lactose derivatives developed have resulted in them being put into practical use in numerous fields. In particular, lactulose, galacto-oligosaccharide and lactitol are used in foodstuffs and pharmaceuticals, and new lactose derivatives such as epilactose and tagatose have also recently received attention. Various physiological effects that lactulose exerts have been studied, including the beneficial promotion of bifidobacteria proliferation in the intestine. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd.

Takahashi M.,Kanagawa Institute of Technology
Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics | Year: 2016

By applying the coherent potential approximation (CPA) to simple models, we have studied the temperature (T) dependence of the normalized magnetization M(T), and electrical resistivity ρ(T) of highly rare-earth-doped EuO. The present result reveals that in degenerate EuO, the magnetization is described by an electron-doped EuO model; the strong double-dome feature of M(T) of Gd-doped EuO is a consequence of the half-metallicity and low dopant activation. In degenerate EuO, the temperature dependence of the resistivity is well described by Matthiessen's rule as ρ(T)=ρC+ρm(M), where ρC is the nonmagnetic scattering contribution (independent of T) and ρm(M) is the magnetic scattering contribution due to the exchange interaction with localized f spins. ρC is proportional to x(1-x)/n23, while the amplitude of the change in ρm(M) is proportional to n-23, where x is the doped rare-earth density and n is the electron density. The difference in M(T) and ρ(T) between Gd- and La-doped EuO is also discussed. © 2016 American Physical Society.

Yamamoto F.,Kanagawa Institute of Technology
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) | Year: 2013

An agent-based modeling and the simulator for evacuation from multistory buildings at the time of outbreak of an earthquake and the fire are presented. The basic theory is that individual agents move in each floor and stair, unless it is filled to capacity per unit area. The simulator can reflect the situation when some destruction occurred in a passage and the stairs in the middle of refuge, because the capacity can be changed dynamically every place. Each agent moves in principle based on local information around oneself. However, as for the cases that the inside of stairs has been clogged up, wide area information equivalent to the broadcast in the hall is conveyed to agents after pre-determined time. Comparative study with the real measurement and simulation was carried out about the refuge time of the fire drill that was performed in a university building of 12 stories. © 2013 Springer-Verlag.

Saito M.,Kanagawa Institute of Technology
Bioscience, biotechnology, and biochemistry | Year: 2012

We have previously reported that Aloe vera gel had hypoglycemic activity and anti-obesity effects, although the effect on alcoholic fatty liver was unclear. We examined in this present study the effect of an Aloe vera gel extract (AVGE) on hepatic lipid metabolism by using an ethanol-induced transient fatty liver mouse model. Ethanol (3 g/kg of mouse weight) was orally administered to induce an accumulation of triglyceride (TG) and increase the mRNA expression of such lipogenic genes as sterol regulatory element-binding protein-1 (SREBP-1) and fatty acid synthase (FASN) in the liver. Although ethanol ingestion caused a 5.4-fold increase in liver TG, pre-treating with AVGE (1 mg/kg/d) for 1 week significantly suppressed this elevation of the ethanol-induced liver TG level. The expression of lipogenic genes was also lower in the AVGE pre-treatment group than in the control group. This inhibitory effect on the ethanol-induced accumulation of TG was attributed to a reduction in the expression of lipogenic genes that were increased by ethanol.

Kato A.,Kanagawa Institute of Technology | Nakatsuhara K.,Kanagawa Institute of Technology | Nakagami T.,Kanagawa Institute of Technology
Journal of Lightwave Technology | Year: 2013

We obtained the wavelength selective operation in a grating Si rib waveguide that has an ferroelectric liquid crystal (FLC) cladding. The FLC cladding gives a phase shift change for the traveling lightwave in the waveguide in accordance with the polarity of the applied voltage. We propose the wavelength selective filter using this operation and demonstrate the selective switching and the tunable operation of our fabricated device. We also report its time response and dependence on the applied voltage and propose a new operating method to achieve a continuous phase change by using the FLC layer that has binary characteristics. © 2012 IEEE.

Suzuki M.,Kanagawa Institute of Technology
Optical Review | Year: 2014

In this study, the effect of defocus blur on the avoidance of interocular suppression in half-occluded zones, which are the monocular zones formed by occlusion, was examined. Six human adults observed a pair of colored random-dot stereograms, and the cumulative time of disappearance of the half-occluded zones was measured. There were three defocus blur conditions (blurry-background, blurry-occluder, and nonblur) and two fixation conditions (fixation-front and fixation-back). The author found that the cumulative time of disappearance was shorter under the blurrybackground condition of the fixation-front condition and under the blurry-occluder condition of the fixation-back condition than under the other conditions. These results indicate that ecologically valid defocus blur contributes to the avoidance of interocular suppression in the half-occluded zones. © 2014, The Optical Society of Japan.

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