I supported this project three times as a Ph.D senior researcher at the Kanagawa Prefectural Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology for 4 years until 1999. After my retirement, I accepted the Institute's ambition to help humanity by studying rehabilitation medicine restructuring. Through research, he hoped to make society sustainable even after the advent of an aging society. I have been an unpaid principal researcher, as with Professor Takizawa at the Institute.
I have contributed to the devices' research and development for 21 years,
Several measuring devices were developed from 1995 in order to capture the Motivative exercise by simple rehabilitation tools numerically, which is Patapata and Korokoro.
The first prototype was achieved to reduce the small size for practical use in rehabilitation centers.
Two types of measuring device are developed and named the "RehaDevice" by the micro control computer's significant improvement;
1) microSD card version
This type is stand alone. It means that all input and output for the Motivative exercise can do in this RehaDevice. The measurement data is written into the microSD card.
2) Version by a smartphone application called "RehaCommander."
Communication between the RehaDevice and the RehaCommander is performed by BLE, namely wireless.
In addition, there are two types of the RehaDevice, one dedicated to Patapata and another one that has a Korokoro function and can be made into Patapata with an attachment.
I am confident that the above mentioned developments will help us realize our goal of establishing a sustainable super-aging society.