Background and Objectives

Research Contents

Self sustainable healthcare for heath and longevity
(JST:Japan Science and Technology Agency,COI:Center of Innovation)

Background and Objectives
Research theme of “Healthcare for health and longevity” under the COI program “Frontier Center for Organic System Innovation” in Yamagata University aims to establish the society of high quality of life released from the any mental stress by the early-time predictive diagnosis and staying healthy till the end of life. To achieve this we are promoting the R&D for wearable organic devices, which enable a real-time monitoring system of health conditions (visualization of health degree) in daily life and provision of the information on healthy life style and optimum exercise. We strive to commercialize technologies in collaboration with the industries.

Research Contents
There are three research challenges, specifically :
① Wearable printed organic FET healthcare sensor unified with vital- and bio-sensors and organic FET amplifier.
② Wearable sensing system in which the organic sensing circuits and Si-LSI for data processing and communication are unified and mounted on a thin film by printing method.
③ Roll to roll printing technology with metal nanoink and functional ink to fabricate above devices. In addition, we will promote the experiment in practical human subjects with prototype sensor for the future commercialization.

Program on Open Innovation Platform with Enterprises, Research Institute and Academia (OPERA)

Innovative socialization of organic functional ultimate materials oriented toward soft-matter robotics
Functional organic materials are required to realize super smart society “Society 5.0”. They are soft, gentle, easy to make, energy-saving, and can store electricity anywhere.
(1) Soft functional materials & devices
(2) Soft sensing
(3) Soft mechanics
(4) Soft storage devices
With these themes, we will lead a new development of innovative industries in each of the four fields by academically challenging the creation of extreme functions of organic materials. Furthermore, we combine the four themes into a social system. Using these fundamental technologies, we can develop new areas of soft matter robotics connecting people, objects, information and artificial intelligence.