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 Professorr)

Laboratory: 5-220 Ext.: 3113


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

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

Research Field

Ergonomics & Human Factors, Human-Centered Design, Service Systems

Research Subjects

  • 1. Ergonomic design of assistive products for elderly and disabled people.
  • 2. Ergonomic design and management in healthcare delivery systems.
  • 3. Design of production systems with respect to occupational safety and productivity.
  • 4. Supply chain management of halal foods.


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 recently focus on smart society, healthcare services, and other subjects. For example, we challenge, in corporation with companies and other universities, to improve healthcare process with IoT technology, to implement a communication robot for elderly care and other fields, and to establish proper production system with occupational safety. In addition, we have performed a collaborative study of supply chain management of halal foods with researchers in South-east Asia

  • 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) M. Takanokura, T. Yamada, M. Kawakami, S. Taki, M. Kakehi, Visualization of a Healthcare Service by Physical Activity of Workers' Tasks at a Long-term Care Nursing Home,” Innovation and Supply Chain Management, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 71-77 (2016)
  • 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) 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: 13