Nakatani, Masashi

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Affiliation

Faculty of Environment and Information Studies (Shonan Fujisawa)

Position

Associate Professor

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  • After receiving a Ph.D. in Information Physics and Computing in the University of Tokyo, Masashi Nakatani worked for four years in the cosmetic industry where he developed a sensor system that evaluates skin softness. He returned to academic research in the spring of 2012 and started neuroscience study of touch at Keio University in Japan and at Columbia University Medical Center in USA and uncovered physiological characteristics of Merkel cells as a light touch receptor in the skin. He is currently affiliated in Keio University and collaborate with Hokkaido University to conduct comprehensive study of skin sensation from cellular biology to human tactile perception. He also pursues to make a connection between research outcomes in academia and industry, represented by his recent collaborative activity called TECHTILE (TECHnology based tacTILE design). Currently he works on mathematical modeling of skin receptor responses to mechanical and thermal stimuli based on electrophysiological evidence.

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  • Haptic Scientist and Neuroscientist at Keio University. After receiving a Ph.D. in Information Physics and Computing at the University of Tokyo, Masashi Nakatani worked for four years in the cosmetic industry where he developed a sensor system that evaluates skin softness. He had been a postdoctoral research scientist at Columbia University Medical Center in USA and uncovered physiological characteristics of Merkel cells as a light touch receptor in the skin (Nature 2014). He is currently affiliated in Keio University to conduct a comprehensive study of skin sensation from cellular biology to human tactile perception.

Academic Degrees 【 Display / hide

  • Ph.D. (Information science and technology), The University of Tokyo, Coursework, 2008.03

 

Research Areas 【 Display / hide

  • Informatics / Perceptual information processing (Haptics)

  • Life Science / Dermatology (Mechanoreceptors and Tactile sensation)

Research Keywords 【 Display / hide

  • Haptics

  • Sensor engineering

  • Peripheral Nervous System

  • Perception

  • Tactile illusion

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  • With a Hint of Sudachi: Food Plating Can Facilitate the Fondness of Food

    Kokaji N, Nakatani M.

    Front Psychol. 2021 Oct   2021.10

    Joint Work

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    食品の置き方の見た目が食欲をどのように喚起するかのヒト感性構造を論じた研究

  • 3Dプリントプロダクト価値創出設計のためのAshby Mapに基づくArchitected Materialデータベースの構築

    岡崎 太祐,淺野 義弘,櫻井 智子,佐倉 玲,島田 旭緒,仲谷 正史 ,田中 浩也

    The Journal of 4D and Functional Fabrication  2021.10

    Joint Work

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    3Dプリントで製造した造形物の硬さ計測とメタマテリアル構造との関係を論じた研究

  • Temporal coherency of mechanical stimuli modulates tactile form perception

    Nakatani M, Kobayashi Y, Ohno K, Uesaka M, Mogami S, Zhao Z, Sushida T, Kitahata H, Nagayama M.

    Scientific Reports  2021.06

    Research paper (scientific journal), Joint Work, Lead author, Corresponding author, Accepted

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    自身の見つけた魚骨錯覚がヒト指先の皮膚感覚神経で引き起こす時空間応答パターンについて数理モデルで検討した結果を論じた

  • Mechanical Properties and Reliability of Parametrically Designed Architected Materials Using Urethane Elastomers

    Morita J, Ando Y, Komatsu S, Matsumura K, Okazaki T, Asano Y, Nakatani M, Tanaka H.

    Polymers 2021  13 ( (5) ) 842 2021.03

    Joint Work

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    3Dプリンタで製造したメタマテリアル構造とその機械的繰り返し耐久度を論じた

  • Sensory words may facilitate certain haptic exploratory procedures in facial cosmetics

    Arakawa N, Watanabe T, Fukushima K, Nakatani M.

    Int J Cosmet Sci. 43 ( (1) ) 78 - 87 2021.02

    Joint Work

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    化粧品を評価する感性ワードと、それが誘引する触探索動作との関係について論じた

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  • 3Dプリンタ技術を利用した触感研究の動向

    仲谷正史, 田中浩也

    高分子 67 ( 10 ) 585 - 587 2018.10

    Joint Work

  • 体性感覚に訴える立体音響体験 臨場感を「立体音響と触覚性」から語る

    仲谷正史

    Japanese Journal of Sensory Evaluation 2018 22 ( 1 ) 1 - 4 2018.04

  • Mammalian mechanoreception

    Y Moayedi, M Nakatani, E Lumpkin

    Scholarpedia of Touch, 423-435  2016

    Article, review, commentary, editorial, etc. (trade magazine, newspaper, online media), Joint Work

  • Mechanotransduction in epidermal Merkel cells

    Masashi Nakatani, Srdjan Maksimovic, Yoshichika Baba, Ellen A. Lumpkin

    Pflügers Archiv - European Journal of Physiology  467 ( 1 ) 101 - 108 2014.07

    Joint Work

  • 触感を測る 第4回 触り方と触感の関係を明らかにする

    仲谷正史

    人間生活工学 15 ( 1 ) 10 - 13 2014.03

    Single Work

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  • 3Dプリンタを利用した触感再現の研究(第2報)

    長内心, 仲谷正史

    ロボティクス・メカトロニクス 講演会 2022 (ROBOMEC 2022), 

    2022.06

  • オーディオスペクトラムによる 音の視覚化が与える音声の印象への影響

    西江葉月, 仲谷正史

    ロボティクス・メカトロニクス 講演会 2022 (ROBOMEC 2022), 

    2022.06

  • Cultural Differences in Mentally Evoked Haptic Exploratory Procedures between Asia, Europe, and North America

    Arakawa N and Nakatani M

    2022 IEEE Haptics Symposium (HAPTICS), 

    2022.03

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    化粧品を評価する感性ワードが想起させる触探索動作について、日・米・伊・中・タイの5カ国の文化差を論じた

  • 3D プリンタブルな靴用インソールの触感評価研究

    植﨑梨乃, 岡崎太祐, 淺野義弘, 上田雄一, 小松敏, 安藤嘉彦, 森田淳, 仲谷正史, 田中浩也

    計測自動制御学会 第22回システムインテグレーション部門講演会(SI2021), 

    2021.12

  • 動作解析を利用したBody Organization を定量化する研究(第一報)

    木曽律子, 仲谷正史

    計測自動制御学会 第22回システムインテグレーション部門講演会(SI2021), 

    2021.12

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Research Projects of Competitive Funds, etc. 【 Display / hide

  • Dveloping information technology for emotional reality that brings secure feeling and reduces the feeling of loneliness

    2016.12
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    2020.03

    Commissioned research, Principal investigator

  • 身体や情動に訴えかけるセンシュアルな音響質感メディアの研究

    2016.04
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    2018.03

    MEXT,JSPS, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas, Principal investigator

  • AI for Baby Touch

    2021.04
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    2024.03

    MEXT,JSPS, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B), Principal investigator

  • 生体触覚センサの神経生理学的な外界刺激受容特性に基づいた新規触覚センサの開発

    2012.04
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    2015.03

    特別研究員奨励費, Principal investigator

  • 触覚情報取得原理の解明およびそれを利用した次世代視触覚融合型ディスプレイの研究

    2005.04
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    2008.03

    特別研究員奨励費, Principal investigator

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  • 情報処理装置、システム、物体の製造方法、情報処理方法、及びプログラム

    Date applied: 特願2019-185354  2019.10 

    Date announced: 特開2020-059278  2019.10 

    Patent, Joint

  • 触覚情報変換装置、触覚情報変換方法、および、触覚情報変換プログラム

    Date applied: 特願2018-510679  2017.04 

    Patent, Joint

  • 触覚情報変換装置、触覚情報変換方法、および、触覚情報変換プログラム、並びに、素子配置構造体

    Date applied: 特願2018-510680  2017.04 

    Patent, Joint

  • 触覚呈示システム、触覚呈示方法、および 触覚呈示プログラム

    Date applied: 特願2017-555171  2016.12 

    Patent, Joint

  • 形状記憶合金を用いた3次元形状ディスプレイ

    Patent, Joint

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Awards 【 Display / hide

  • SFC Faculty Award

    2022.04

    Type of Award: Keio commendation etc.

  • SICE SI 2020 Good Presentation

    Taisuke Okazaki, Yoshihiro Asano, Masashi Nakatani, Hiroya Tanaka, 2020.12, 公益社団法人 計測自動制御学会 システムインテグレーション部門, Good Presentation

    Type of Award: Award from Japanese society, conference, symposium, etc.

  • Best Illusion of the Year Contest 2020 Top 10

    2020.12

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    ベルベットハンド錯触覚を手の指先で可能にする錯触覚をデザインした検討の研究

  • AsiaHaptics Gold Award

    2016.11, Asia Haptics 2016

  • 日本バーチャルリアリティ学会論文賞

    2015.09, 日本バーチャルリアリティ学会

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Courses Taught 【 Display / hide

  • SPECIAL RESEARCH PROJECT B

    2023

  • SPECIAL RESEARCH PROJECT A

    2023

  • SEMINAR B

    2023

  • MATHEMATICAL MODELS

    2023

  • MATH FOR DAD(DATA&AI, ART AND DESIGN)(STATISTICS AND PROBABILITY THEORY)

    2023

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Memberships in Academic Societies 【 Display / hide

  • Society for Neuroscience, 

    2011.01
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    Present

Committee Experiences 【 Display / hide

  • 2018.07
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    2021.06

    Vice Chair for Workshops and Tutorials, Technical Committee on Haptics

  • 2011.07
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    2018.06

    Vice Chair for Public Relations, Technical Committee on Haptics

  • 2011.04
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    2013.12

    Organizer, Tactile Research Group

  • 2010.01
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    2012.03

    Organizer, Special Interest Group for Haptics, The Virtual Reality Society of Japan

  • 2007.10
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    2009.12

    Organizer, Haptic Design committee, The Virtual Reality Society of Japan