Human Activity in the World.

Making a fantastic goal at a football game, playing an instrument, spreading manure over the field, watering flowers, manufacturing a trial, caring elderly people, or performing an operation by doctor..., what we commonly have here is human "activity". If we can automatically track the human activity, a computer will be able to support or provide a new service for these activities. Those can be utilized not only for entertainment such sports or instruments, but also for agriculture or medical care which are crucial domains for human beings. In our laboratory, we are developing a system by which accelerometer information from smartphones such as iPhones or Androids is easily and globally gathered, and based on the information, researching technique which will be utilized to various services by recognizing those activities automatically. So far, large-scale data about 40,000 records from 250 people has been gathered, and our study also attracts attention from the world.

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Welcome to Sozo lab., Kyushu Institute of Technology

Lab. Info.

  • Sozo Inoue Lab., Graduate School of Engineering, Kyushu Institute of Technology
  • Address: 1-1 Sensui-cho, Tobata-ku, Kitakyushu-shi, Fukuoka, 804-8550, JAPAN
  • Place: General Education Bld. 218 (Office: 2nd General Research Bld. 2F Incubation Room; Students: 1st General Research Bld. 7F 707)
  • Phone, FAX: (81) - 93 - 884 - 3410
  • Tokyo office: Les Bureaux, Shinbashi Ekimae Bld., 1 6F, 2-20-15, Shinbashi, Minato, Tokyo




2016-2020 地域イノベーションエコシステム
2016-2018 挑戦的萌芽研究 代表
2014-2018 基盤研究(B) 代表
2016-2018 AMED医療機器開発
2016-2017 サポイン事業 分担
2014-2017 NICTソーシャル・ビッグデータ

Curing Future Diseases.

Today, the increasing cost of national health care is a serious problem in the nation. Young people who will enter the workforce several years later could bear a tens of thousands of yens larger tax than today. To avoid this, "preventive medical care" will play an important role. Under this concept, people receive treatment before getting ill even without going to the hospital. In our laboratory, we are researching with Tokyo University, Kyushu University, many hospitals, and medical checkup service providers, on the scheme to monitor and capitalize on biological, behavioral, and health information of patients for preventive medical care by applying computer technology. So far, approximately 300 subjects have participated in our experiments, and we have conducted advanced data analysis on information obtained from those subjects, provided feedback of results to them at the right time, and thereby found that these processes improved their health, encouraged them to exercise, and helped discover their crises early. Through advanced data analysis and application technologies, information science and technology will be able to provide "information as a drug," which is expected to be as effective as real drugs.

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2017-2018 Groovenauts
2016-2017 Lifull
2016 九州先端科学技術研究所
2016 IDCフロンティア
2016 ニッセイ情報テクノロジー
株式会社TEAM AIBOD技術顧問


論文誌: 6
招待講演: 13
受賞: 10
学会誌: 3
国際学会: 13
国際ポスター発表: 7
国内学会: 24


2018 「ITで介護職員の負担減 九工大が介護付き老人ホームで実証実験」: 朝日新聞
2018 最新の介護技術 介護の現場では?「九工大と開発した独自介護記録アプリ」: TNCももち浜特報ライブ
2018 九州工大、ヘルスケアで産学官連携 製品開発拠点を新設: 日本経済新聞
2018 介護施設職員の業務時間”スマホ活用で30分以上短縮": NHKニュースブリッジ