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Brain Science Inspired Life Support Research Center (BLSC)

Mission of the Research Center

The mission of Brain Science Inspired Life Support Research Center (BLSC) is to facilitate the innovative research and development of technologies useful for medical welfare in societies as well as for fostering researchers, engineers, and experts involved in and responsible for onsite activities, combining various research fields, such as brain science, informatics, medical engineering, ergonomics, robotics, and optics, based on UEC’s philosophy of “comprehensive communication sciences”.

Video Message from Former BLSC Director

Salutations from BLSC Director

In UEC, researchers are actively involved in various research fields, such as informatics, medical engineering, ergonomics, robotics, and optics. Recently, brain functions and engineering applications of signals from the brain have also been extensively studied. Needless to say, it is important that researchers in these different fields should come together and closely collaborate to develop technologies that facilitate medical and welfare treatments. It is also important to foster creative engineers with practical skills and who can work across different research fields. Thus, UEC launched BLSC in 2013.

KOIKE Takuji

Our objectives are, therefore, to establish integrated medical engineering that is really necessary for people’s peaceful lives and to encourage students to carry out research. In aging and aged societies, people whose cognitive and/or physical functions are impaired owing to aging are increasing in number. We believe that the mission of BLSC is to develop innovative technologies to complement and enhance the functions of people with such impairments.
To achieve this mission, BLSC organizes a network of researchers from different fields and fosters new types of engineers and health care providers who can develop and supply the necessary services through interdisciplinary collaborations, which will be useful for the welfare of disabled people. It also launches projects to develop equipment and methodologies that enable health care providers to respond rapidly to the practical needs of patients and medical doctors. Moreover, the recovery support and prosthesis for physical, perceptual, and cognitive functions of the elderly and the development of practical training methods are within the scope of education and research conducted by BLSC.

Latest News

2017/10/27Update of the Seminar page
2017/10/13Update of the Seminar page
2017/10/1Update of the Member page (New members) 
2017/9/25Update of the Seminar page
2017/8/26Update of the Member page (Linking to HPs of the visiting professors) 
2017/8/8Announcement of the UEC-ERATO symposiumReport of the Sakura Science program 2017Update of the Seminar page
2017/7/18Upload of the Lecture Materials at Open CampusUpdate of the Seminar page
2017/6/19Open Campus & Homecoming DayUpdate of the Seminar page
2017/5/17Update of the Seminar page
2017/5/1Update of the BLSC pamphlet
2017/4/21Update of the Seminar page
2017/4/17Publishing the report of the 2017 BLSC Spring School
2017/4/5Update of the Member pageSummary of achievements in education from 2013 to 2016
2017/3/11Publication of annual report from 2013 to 2015
2017/3/2Update of the Seminar page
2017/2/23 "Infections identified immediately by AI" Assist. Prof. SUN Guanghao et al. (Department of Mechanical Engineering and Intelligent Systems) (Feb. 23rd, 2017 Nikkan-Kogyo Sinbun)
2017/2/20 "Cancer cells shine. Success with a live pig." Assist. Prof. S. Maki et al. (Department of Engineering Science) (Feb. 20th, 2017 Nikkan-Kogyo Shinbun), Related article (Jan. 27th, 2017 Nikkei-Denshiban).
2017/2/8Update of the Seminar page
2017/1/29Update of the Seminar page, Update of the Member page
2016/12/28Update of the Seminar page
2016/12/01Announcement of 2017 BLSC Spring School
2016/11/30Update of the Seminar page
2016/10/28Update of the Seminar page
2016/09/22Update of the Seminar page
2016/08/02Update of the Seminar pageUpdate of the Member page
2016/07/19Update of the Seminar page
2016/07/03Update of the Seminar page
2016/06/15Development of a substrate emitting near-infrared light  (Collaboration with Tokyo Institute of Technology and UEC) (Appearing in the newspaper, Kagaku Kogyo Nippoh) (Appearing in the on-line news of an abroad press)
2016/05/21Update of the Seminar page

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