From the left, Dr. Masayuki Takatera, Director of IFES, Prof. Minoru Hashimoto of IFES, Dr. Naoto Saito, Director of IBS, Dr. Kunihiro Hamada, Dean of the ICCER, and Dr. Mitsuo Takeda, Trustee of the Research

A press conference to announce the project of near-future, self-contained, walking assistance cyborgs was held on Thursday, June 25th.

Supported by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology of Japan since April 2015, the project aims to develop cyborg science, namely, a self-contained walking assistance device. This is the first grand-scale research endeavor for the Interdisciplinary Cluster for Cutting Edge Research. Representatives from Shinshu University outlined the project at the conference, which concluded with a question and answer session with the media.

A kickoff symposium for the near-future, self-contained, walking assistance cyborg project will be held at 1:30 pm on July 16th. The symposium will be open to the public. Please follow the URL below for the more information on this exciting event.

http://www.shinshu-u.ac.jp/institution/ibs/english/information/kickoff-symposium-for-near-future-self-contained-walking-assistance-cyborg-project.html

Dr. Mitsuo Takeda, Trustee of the Research, talking about the purpose of the project.

Dr. Kunihiro Hamada, Dean of the Interdisciplinary Cluster for Cutting Edge Research, answering questions to the press.

Dr. Naoto Saito, Director of the Institute for Biomedical Sciences, outlining the project.

Professor Minoru Hashimoto of the Institute for Fiber Engineering explaining the “curara®” walking assistance robotic wear.