Human Systems Engineering Laboratory

M. Takanokura

Masato Takanokura
(Associate Professor)

Office: 5-220-1 Ext.: 3112


03/2001, Ph.D., The University of Electro-Communications

03/1998, M.S., The University of Electro-Communications

M. Ogiya

Mitsuharu Ogiya
(Assistant Professor)

Laboratory: 5-220 Ext.: 3113


03/2008, Ph.D., University of Tsukuba

03/2003, M.S., University of Tsukuba

Research Field

Human-Centered Design, Healthcare Services, Human-Machine Systems

Research Subjects

  • 1. Ergonomic design and management in healthcare delivery systems.
  • 2. Ergonomic design of assistive products for elderly and disabled people.
  • 3. Design of production systems in facilities and workplaces with respect to occupational safety and productivity
  • 4. Systems approach for management issues for smart cities.


Our objective is to enhance quality of life and to promote well-being by analyzing the relationship between humans and products/systems in terms of ergonomics and industrial engineering. In particular, to address challenges presented by the aging Japanese population, human-centered design should be considered with respect to universal and diversity. Thus, we focus on healthcare services, smart cities, and other subjects. For example, we analyze and improve the workplace practices of healthcare workers at long-term care facilities. We develop assistive and preventive systems for elderly people or patients by analyzing human movements. In addition, we investigate management of energy supply, transportation, and healthcare in smart cities.

  • 1) M. Takanokura, et al., “Posture-Based Ergonomic Risk Assessment for Physical Workload Improvement: Case Study for an Assembly Line,” Journal of Japan Industrial Management Association, Vol.67, No.4E, pp. 338-347 (2017) .
  • 2) T. Yamada, S. Sakurada, M. Takanokura, S. Taki, and T. Sato, “Measurement and analysis method for “ikumen” activities including childcare works by a triaxial accelerometer,” Journal of Japan Industrial Management Association, vol. 66 (2E), pp. 154–160 (2015).
  • 3) S. Shioiri, M. Yoshizawa, M. Ogiya, K. Matsumiya, Y. Yaguchi, “Low-level motion analysis of color and luminance for perception of 2D and 3D motion,” Journal of Vision, vol. 12(6), pp 1-14 (2012)
  • 4) K. Sakai, M. Ogiya, and Y. Hirai, “Decoding of depth and motion in ambiguous binocular perception,” Journal of the Optical Society of America. A, vol. 28 (7), pp. 1445-52 (2011)
Affiliated Academic Organizations

M. Takanokura:
Japan Industrial Management Association (JIMA), Japan Ergonomics Society (JES), International Society of Biomechanics (ISB), Institute for Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) and others.

M. Ogiya:
Vision Society of Japan, The institute of Image Information and Television Engineers (ITE), Japan Society for Fuzzy Theory and Intelligent Informatics (SOFT), Japan Association for Management Systems (JAMS)

Current members
◯ Associate Professors: 1 ◯ Assistant Professors: 1
◯ Graduates: 2 ◯ Undergraduates: 12

Facilities: Mobile and multifunctional data acquisition and analysis systems (EMG, ECG, EEG, etc.)