In Barcelona, 2015

Tomohiro Amemiya, Ph.D.

Distinguished Researcher/ Senior Research Scientist

NTT Communication Science Laboratories, Japan

Sensory and Motor Research Group, Human Information Science Laboratory
NTT Communication Science Laboratories
NTT Corporation Atsugi, Kanagawa, Japan
update: April 2015

Awardings

  1. Patented Invention Award, NTT Science and Core Technology Laboratory Group (Dec. 5th, 2014)
    Tomohiro Amemiya, Hiroaki Gomi, "Buru-Navi3", Dec. 2014.
  2. Best App & Gadget Award (Nov. 15th, 2014)
    "Buru-Navi", Geospatial EXPO 2014, Nov. 2014.
  3. Innovative Technologies, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan (Oct 16th, 2014) PDF
    NTT Communication Science Laboratories, "Buru-Navi 3", Digital Content EXPO 2014.
  4. Outstanding Paper Award, Virtual Reality Society of Japan (Sep. 18th 2014)
    Tomohiro Amemiya, Koichi Hirota, Yasushi Ikei, "Tactile Apparent Motion on Seat Pan Modulates Perceived Forward Velocity of Self-Motion", Trans. of VRSJ, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp.121-130, 2013. (in Japanese)
  5. Best Demonstration Award (June 26th, 2014) 1st place PDF(News in ToH) web New
    Eurohaptics 2014
    Tomohiro Amemiya, Hiroaki Gomi, "Distinct pseudo-attraction force sensation by a thumb-sized vibrator that oscillates asymmetrically", In Proc. of Eurohaptics 2014, pp.88-95, Versailles, France, June 2014. (Top out of the accepted 30 demos)
  6. Innovative Technologies, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan (Oct 25th, 2012) PDF
    Tokyo Metropolitan University, The University of Tokyo, NTT (Tomohiro Amemiya), "Virtual body technology for reliving the experience of others ", Digital Content EXPO 2012.
  7. Best Paper Award (Sep 16th, 2012) web
    IEEE VSMM 2012
    Yasushi Ikei, Koji Abe, Koichi Hirota and Tomohiro Amemiya, "A Multisensory VR System Exploring the Ultra-Reality", Proc. 18th International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia (VSMM 2012), IEEE, Italy, Sep 2012.
  8. Best Paper Award in Human Communications Group, IEICE (Dec 10th, 2009)
    Tomohiro Amemiya, Hisashi Sugiyama, "Haptic Compass Based on Pseudo-Attraction Force for Guiding Visually Impaired Pedestrians", May. 2009. (in Japanese)
  9. Best Paper Award in All SIG Meetings, Human Interface Society (March 2nd, 2009)
    Tomohiro Amemiya, Hisashi Sugiyama, "Design of a Haptic Compass for Visually Impaired People in Emergency Situations with Kinesthetic Illusion", Aug. 2008. (in Japanese)
  10. R&D Award, NTT Science and Core Technology Laboratory Group (Dec. 13th, 2007)
    Tomohiro Amemiya, Hideyuki Ando, "Buru-Navi: Nongrounding Haptic Interface using Characteristics of Human Perception", Dec. 2007.
  11. Best Presentation Award, Human Interface Symposium 2007 (Sep. 5th, 2007)
    Tomohiro Amemiya, Hideyuki Ando, Taro Maeda, "Smart Serving Tray for Novice Waitstaff", In Proc. of HIS2007, pp. 685-688, Tokyo, Sep. 2007. (in Japanese)
  12. R&D Award, NTT Communication Sci. Labs. (April 25th, 2007)
    Tomohiro Amemiya, Hideyuki Ando, Taro Maeda,"Buru-Navi: Nongrounding Haptic Interface using Characteristics of Human Perception", April 2007.
  13. Grand Prix du Jury, Trophées Laval Virtual
    (Laval Virtual Award "Grand Prix" Award) (April 20th, 2007) ( Report)
    Tomohiro Amemiya, Hideyuki Ando, Taro Maeda, "Buru-Navi", Laval, France, 2007.
  14. Interfaces de réalité virtuelle, Trophées Laval Virtual
    (Laval Virtual Award, VR Interfaces Award) (April 20th, 2007)
    Tomohiro Amemiya, Hideyuki Ando, Taro Maeda, "Buru-Navi", Laval, France, 2007.
  15. Special Award, NTT Communication Sci. Labs. (April 25th, 2007)
    Taro Maeda, Tomohiro Amemiya, Hideyuki Ando,"Transmission of Information by Research on Human Interface using GVS", April 2006.
  16. Outstanding Paper Award, Virtual Reality Society of Japan (Sep. 28th 2005)
    Tomohiro Amemiya, Koichi Hirota, Michitaka Hirose, "Wearable Tactile Interface for Way-Finding Deaf-Blind People using Verbal and Nonverbal Mode", Trans. of VRSJ, Vol. 9, No. 3, pp. 207-216, 2004. (in Japanese)
  17. Best Presentation Award, Human Interface Symposium 2005 (Sep. 16th, 2005)
    Tomohiro Amemiya, Hideyuki Ando, Taro Maeda, "Non-grounding Force Display using Nonlinearity of Human Perception", In Proc. of HIS2005, pp. 605-608, Kanagawa, Sep. 2005. (in Japanese).
  18. Young Researchers Award, Virtual Reality Society of Japan (March 30th, 2005)
    Tomohiro Amemiya, "Development of Direction Guidance Device using Biased Acceleration in Periodic Motion", In Proc. of VRSJ 9th Annual Conf., pp. 215-218, Kyoto, Sep 2004. (in Japanese)

  1. Best Poster Award Nominee (June, 2017) New
    Tomohiro Amemiya, Yasushi Ikei, Koichi Hirota, Michiteru Kitazaki, "Vibration on the Feet Soles Evoking a Walk Sensation Expands Peripersonal Space", In Proc. of IEEE World Haptics Conference 2017, Munich, Germany, June 2017.
  2. Best Paper Award (poster presentation) Nominee (June 26th, 2014) 3rd place
    Tomohiro Amemiya, Hiroaki Gomi, "Distinct pseudo-attraction force sensation by a thumb-sized vibrator that oscillates asymmetrically", In Proc. of Eurohaptics 2014, Versailles, France, June 2014.
  3. Best Poster Award Nominee (March 30th, 2007)
    Tomohiro Amemiya, Hideyuki Ando, Taro Maeda, "Hand-held Force Display with Spring-Cam Mechanism for Generating Asymmetric Acceleration", In Proc. of World Haptics Conference 2007 (2nd Joint Eurohaptics Conference and Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems), pp. 572-573, Tsukuba, March 2007.
  4. Best Paper Award Nominee (Dec. 3rd, 2005)
    Tomohiro Amemiya, Hideyuki Ando, Taro Maeda, "Phantom-DRAWN: Direction Guidance using Rapid and Asymmetric Acceleration Weighted by Nonlinearity of Perception", In Proc. of 15th International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence (ICAT 2005), pp. 201-208, Christchurch, New Zealand, December 2005.

Trophy from GSpace 2014 Best App Award, Trophy from GSpace (2014)
Eurohaptics 2014 Best Demonstration Award, EuroHaptics (2014)
Ceremony like the Academy Awards in Laval Virtual 2007 Grand Prix, Laval Virtual Award (2007) Report
NTT RD award 2007 NTT RD Award (2007)
Ceremony in Human Interface Symposium, 2005 Human Interface Symposium, Best Presentation Award (2005)

Books

  1. Tomohiro Amemiya (Chapter), Methods of Phychology. (Edited by Tadashi Oyama, Ikuya Murakami), Seishin-shobo, 15th September 2011.(in Japanese)
  2. Tomohiro Amemiya (Chapter), "Kinesthetic Cues that Lead the Way", Advances in Vehicular Networking Technologies,(Edited by Miguel Almeida), In-Tech, ISBN 978-953-307-241-8, pp.219-224, April 2011.
  3. Tomohiro Amemiya (Chapter), "Human interface for pedestrian with visual impairments", Science of Eyes, (Edited by Akira Negi), 30th June, 2010. (in Japanese)
    ISBN978-4-8306-5536-4
  4. Tomohiro Amemiya, Hideyuki Ando, Taro Maeda, (Chapter), "Kinesthetic Illusion of Being Pulled Sensation Enables Haptic Navigation for Broad Social Applications", Advances in Haptics, (Edited by Mehrdad Hosseini Zadeh), In-Tech, ISBN 978-953-307-093-3. pp.403-414, April 2010.
  5. Tomohiro Amemiya (Chapter), "Haptic rendering", The Scholarship of Virtual Reality (Edited by Susumu Tachi, Makoto Sato, Michitaka Hirose), ISBN978-4-904490-05-1, 11th Jan., 2011. (in Japanese) 
  6. Tomohiro Amemiya (Chapter), "Haptic rendering", The Scholarship of Virtual Reality (Edited by Susumu Tachi, Makoto Sato, Michitaka Hirose), ISBN978-4-7963-5138-2, 25th Jan., 2010. (in Japanese)

Journal papers

  1. Tomohiro Amemiya, Brianna Beck, Vincent Walsh, Hiroaki Gomi, Patrick Haggard, "Visual area V5/hMT+ contributes to perception of tactile motion direction: a TMS study", Scientific Reports Vol. 7, 40937, Nature Publishing group, Jan. 2017. (These authors contributed equally to this work.)
  2. Tomohiro Amemiya, Koichi Hirota, Yasushi Ikei, "Tactile Apparent Motion on the Torso Modulates Perceived Forward Self-Motion Velocity", IEEE Transactions on Haptics, Vol. 9, No.4, pp. 474-482, Oct.-Dec. 2016.
  3. Tomohiro Amemiya, Hiroaki Gomi, "Active Manual Movement Improves Directional Perception of Illusory Force", IEEE Transactions on Haptics, Vol. 9, No.4, pp. 465-473, Oct.-Dec. 2016.
  4. Tomohiro Amemiya, Hiroaki Gomi, "Pedestrian Navigation System Utilizing Effectiveness of Dynamic Exploration for Force Direction Perception", IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems (Japanese Edition), Vol. J97-D, No. 2, pp.260-269, Feb 2014. (in Japanese)
  5. Tomohiro Amemiya, Hiroaki Gomi, "Directional Torque Perception with Brief, Asymmetric Net Rotation of a Flywheel", IEEE Transactions on Haptics, Vol. 6, No. 3, pp.370-375, July-Sept 2013.
  6. Tomohiro Amemiya, Taro Maeda, "Smartphone-based Instruction System for Chest Compression Movement in CPR", Journal of Japan Society for Fuzzy Theory and Intelligent Informatics, Vol. 25, No. 4, pp. 819-825, Aug 2013. (in Japanese)
  7. Tomohiro Amemiya, Koichi Hirota, Yasushi Ikei, "Tactile Apparent Motion on Seat Pan Modulates Perceived Forward Velocity of Self-Motion", Trans. of VRSJ, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp.121-130, June 2013. (in Japanese)
    Outstanding paper award, VRSJ
  8. Tomohiro Amemiya, Hisashi Sugiyama, "Orienting Kinesthetically: A Haptic Handheld Wayfinder for People with Visual Impairments", ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing, Vol. 3, No. 2, Article 6, pp. 1-23, November 2010.
  9. Junji Watanabe, Tomohiro Amemiya, Shin'ya Nishida, Alan Johnston, "Tactile Duration Compression by Vibrotactile Adaptation", NeuroReport, Vol.21, No. 13, pp. 856-860, August 2010.
    PDF
  10. Tomohiro Amemiya, Hisashi Sugiyama, "Haptic Navigation Based on Pseudo-Attraction Force for Guiding Visually Impaired Pedestrians", Transactions of Human Interface Society, Vol.11, No.4, pp. 303-310, 2009. (in Japanese)
  11. Tomohiro Amemiya, Taro Maeda, Hideyuki Ando, "Location-free Haptic Interaction for Large-Area Social Applications", Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, Vol. 13, No. 5, pp. 379-386, Springer, June 2009.
  12. Tomohiro Amemiya, Taro Maeda, "Directional Force Sensation by Asymmetric Oscillation from a Double-layer Slider-crank Mechanism", Transactions of the ASME Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering, Vol. 9, No. 1, 011001, March 2009.
  13. Tomohiro Amemiya, "Haptic Direction Indicator for Visually Impaired People Based on Pseudo-Attraction Force", eMinds: International Journal on Human-Computer Interaction, Vol. 1, No. 5, pp.23-34, March 2009.
  14. Tomohiro Amemiya, Taro Maeda, "Miniaturization of haptic interface utilizing sensory illusion of being pulled and its effect", Transactions of Human Interface Society, Vol. 10, No. 4, pp.125-134, 2008. (in Japanese)
  15. Tomohiro Amemiya, Hideyuki Ando, Taro Maeda, "Lead-Me Interface for a Pulling Sensation from Hand-held Devices", ACM Transactions on Applied Perception, Vol. 5, No. 3, Article 15, August 2008.
  16. Tomohiro Amemiya, Taro Maeda, "Asymmetric Oscillation Distorts the Perceived Heaviness of Handheld Objects", IEEE Transactions on Haptics, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 9-18, Jan-Jun, 2008.
  17. Tomohiro Amemiya, Taro Maeda, "Heaviness Perception by Hand-held Object Vibrating with Asymmetric Acceleration", Trans. of VRSJ, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 59-68, 2008. (in Japanese)
  18. Tomohiro Amemiya, Taro Maeda, Hideyuki Ando, "Haptic Interaction Based on Perceptual Attraction Force without Constraint of Location", Trans. of VRSJ, Vol. 12, No. 3, pp. 409-412, 2007. (in Japanese)
  19. Tomohiro Amemiya, Hideyuki Ando, Taro Maeda, "Effective Perception Method for Directed Force When Holding a Nongrounding Force Display in the Air", Trans. of VRSJ, Vol. 11, No. 4, pp. 545-556, 2006. (in Japanese)
  20. Tomohiro Amemiya, Hideyuki Ando, Taro Maeda, "Non-grounding Force Display Utilizing Nonlinearity of Human Perception", Trans. of VRSJ, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 47-58, 2006. (in Japanese)
  21. Hideyuki Ando, Junji Watanabe, Tomohiro Amemiya, Taro Maeda, "The Study of Selective Visual Information Display using Wearable Saccade Detection Device", Trans. of VRSJ, Vol. 10, No. 4, pp. 505-512, 2005. (in Japanese)
  22. Tomohiro Amemiya, Koichi Hirota, Michitaka Hirose, "Development and Evaluation of Oboe-like Braille Input Interface for Wearable Computing", Trans. of IPSJ, Vol. 46, No. 7, pp. 1701-1710, 2005. (in Japanese)
  23. Hideyuki Ando, Tomohiro Amemiya, Taro Maeda, "A Wearable Scanning Laser Projector for augmenting annotation information", Trans. of VRSJ, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 191-200, 2005. (in Japanese)
  24. Tomohiro Amemiya, Koichi Hirota, Michitaka Hirose, "Wearable Tactile Interface for Way-Finding Deaf-Blind People using Verbal and Nonverbal Mode", Trans. of VRSJ, Vol. 9, No. 3, pp. 207-216, 2004. (in Japanese)
    Outstanding paper award, VRSJ

Development of sensory devices (in Japanese)
I wrote two sections about vestibular system and ultra-reality system.
Front line of human interface engineering (in Japanese)
I wrote a section about ultra-reality system.
Methods of Phychology (in Japanese)
I wrote a section of haptic perception and methods for haptic experiment.
VR gaku
The first textbook on virtual reality in Japan.
I wrote a section of haptic rendering.
Advances in Vehicular Networking Technologies Online open access academic book.
Advances in Haptics
Online open access academic book.
SCIENCE of Eyes (in Japanese)
Academic book for eye clinic.

International conferences (reviewed, oral presentations)

    2016
  1. Naoyuki Saka, Yasushi Ikei, Tomohiro Amemiya, Koichi Hirota, Michiteru Kitazaki, "Passive arm swing motion for virtual walking sensation", In Proc. of International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence and Eurographics Symposium on Virtual Environments ( ICAT-EGVE 2016), Little Rock, Arkansas, US, December 2016.
  2. Ren Koide, Shogo Imao, Kiyotaka Yamada, Naoyuki Saka, Kento Tashiro, Masato Kurosawa, Yasushi Ikei, Koichi Hirota, Tomohiro Amemiya, Michiteru Kitazaki, "Bodily Reliving Experience based on Multisensory Passive Stimulation", In Proc. of the 23rd International Display Workshops (IDW '16), Fukuoka, Japan, December 2016.
  3. Yujiro Okuya, Yasushi Ikei, Yo Kamishohara, Koichi Hirota, Tomohiro Amemiya, Michiteru Kitazaki, "Audio-Haptic Display for a Sense of Walking: Influence of Arm-Swing Interaction and User's Posture on Reproduced Walking in Real Space", In Proc. of the 23rd International Display Workshops (IDW '16), Fukuoka, Japan, December 2016. (in appear)
  4. Tomohiro Amemiya, Koichi Hirota, Yasushi Ikei, "Topographic surface perception modulated by pitch rotation of motion chair", In Proc. of 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI International 2016), pp. 483-490, Toronto, Canada, July 2016. (invited)(in appear)
  5. Yasushi Ikei, Ren Koide, Koichi Hirota, Tomohiro Amemiya, Michiteru Kitazaki, "Telepresence reliving experience and the virtual body", In Proc. of 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI International 2016), Toronto, Canada, July 2016. (invited)(in appear)
  6. 2015
  7. Tomohiro Amemiya, "Perceptual Illusions for Multisensory Displays", In Proc. of the 22nd International Display Workshops, Vol. 22, pp. 1276-1279, Otsu, Japan, December, 2015. (invited)
  8. Yasushi Ikei, Shunki Kato, Kohei Komase, Seiy Shimabukuro, Koichi Hirota, Tomohiro Amemiya, Michiteru Kitazaki, "Experience simulator for the digital museum", In Proc. of 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI International 2015), pp 436-446, August 2015. 
  9. 2014
  10. Tomohiro Amemiya, Hiroaki Gomi, "Buru-Navi3: Behavioral Navigations Using Illusory Pulled Sensation Created by Thumb-sized Vibrator", In Proc. of ACM SIGGRAPH 2014 Emerging Technologies, Article 4, Vancouver, Canada, August 2014.(acceptance rate: 24/90=27%)
  11. Tomohiro Amemiya, Hiroaki Gomi, "Buru-Navi3: Tiny Vibrator Induces Mighty Being Pulled Illusion", In Proc. of ACM SIGGRAPH 2014 Emerging Technologies Talks, Vancouver, Canada, August 2014.
  12. Yasushi Ikei, Yujiro Okuya, Seiya Shimabukuro, Koji Abe, Tomohiro Amemiya, Koichi Hirota, "To Relive a Valuable Experience of the World at the Digital Museum", In Proc. of 16th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI International 2014), pp.501-510, Crete, Greece, July 2014.(invited)
  13. 2013
  14. Yasushi Ikei, Koji Abe, Yukinori Masuda, Yujiro Okuya, Tomohiro Amemiya, Koichi Hirota, "Virtual Experience System for a Digital Museum", In Proc. of 15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI International 2013), Virtual Reality, pp. 203-209, Las Vegas, NV, July 2013.(invited)
  15. Koichi Hirota, Yoko Ito, Tomohiro Amemiya, Yasushi Ikei, Presentation of Odor in Multi-sensory Theater", In Proc. of 15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI International 2013), Virtual Reality, pp. 372-379, Las Vegas, NV, July 2013.(invited)
  16. Takashi Sasaki, Koichi Hirota, Tomohiro Amemiya, Yasushi Ikei, Train Ride Simulation using Assist Strap Device", In Proc. of 15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI International 2013), Virtual Reality, pp. 189-197, Las Vegas, NV, July 2013.(invited)
  17. Yasushi Ikei, Koji Abe, Yujiro Okuya, Yukinori Masuda, Ryo Tanaka, Banri Oda, Tomohiro Amemiya, Koichi Hirota, "Virtual body in the Ultra Reality presentation", In Proc. of 15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI International 2013), Virtual Reality, Las Vegas, NV, July 2013.(invited)
  18. Tomohiro Amemiya, Koichi Hirota, Yasushi Ikei, "Tactile Apparent Motion Presented from Seat Pan Facilitates Racing Experience", In Proc. of 15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI International 2013), Virtual Reality, pp. 121-128, Las Vegas, NV, July 2013.(invited)
  19. Koichi Hirota, Yoko Ito, Tomohiro Amemiya, Yasushi Ikei, "Generation of Directional Wind by Colliding Airflows", In Proc. of IEEE World Haptics Conference 2013, pp. 509-514, Korea, April 2013.(acceptance rate: 125/212=59%)
  20. Tomohiro Amemiya, Koichi Hirota, Yasushi Ikei, "Tactile Flow on Seat Pan Modulates Perceived Forward Velocity", In Proc. of IEEE 8th Symposium on 3D User Interfaces (3DUI 2013), pp.71-77, Orlando, FL, March 2013.(long paper acceptance rate: 9/50=18%, (12/29 technotes) total=27%
  21. 2012
  22. Yasushi Ikei, Koji Abe, Koichi Hirota, Tomohiro Amemiya, "A multisensory VR system exploring the Ultra-Reality", In Proc. of 18th International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia (VSMM 2012), IEEE, pp.71-78, Milan, Italy, September 2012.
    (full paper acceptance rate: approx. 66/100=66%) Best Paper Award
  23. 2011
  24. Tomohiro Amemiya, Koichi Hirota, Yasushi Ikei, "Concave-convex Surface Perception by Visuo-vestibular Stimuli for Five Senses Theater", In Proc. of 14th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI International 2011), Virtual Reality, Part I, LNCS 6773, pp. 225-233, Orlando, FL, July 2011.
  25. Masahiro Urano, Yasushi Ikei, Koichi Hirota, Tomohiro Amemiya, "FiveStar: Ultra-realistic Space Experience System", In Proc. of 14th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI International 2011), Virtual Reality, Part II, LNCS 6774, pp. 407-414, Orlando, FL, July 2011.
  26. Koichi Hirota, Seichiro Ebisawa, Tomohiro Amemiya, Yasushi Ikei, "A System of Creating the Content for a Multi-sensory Theater", In Proc. of 14th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI International 2011), Virtual Reality, Part II, LNCS 6774, pp. 151-157, Orlando, FL, July 2011.
  27. Koichi Hirota, Seichiro Ebisawa, Tomohiro Amemiya, Yasushi Ikei, "A Theater for Viewing and Editing Multi-sensory Content", In Proc. of IEEE International Symposium on VR innovation (ISVRI) 2011, pp. 239-244, Singapore, March 2011.
  28. 2010
  29. Tomohiro Amemiya, Koichi Hirota, Yasushi Ikei, Development of Preliminary System for Presenting Visuo-vestibular Sensations for Five Senses Theater, In Proc. of ASIAGRAPH in Tokyo, Vol.4, No.2, pp.19-23,Tokyo, October 2010.
  30. Taira Yoshioka, Kanako Nishimura, Wataru Yamamoto, Taiki Saito, Yasushi Ikei, Koichi Hirota, Tomohiro Amemiya, FiveStar: Development of the Five Senses Theater for Ultrareality ~Multiple-modality Display for Ultra realistic Space Experience, In Proc. of ASIAGRAPH in Tokyo, Vol.4, No.2, pp.13-18, Tokyo, October 2010.
  31. Koichi Hirota, Yasushi Ikei, Tomohiro Amemiya, Olfactory Display for Multi-sensory Theater, In Proc. of ASIAGRAPH in Tokyo, Vol.4, No.2, pp. 24-28, Tokyo, October 2010.
  32. Hidenori Hamaguchi, Tomohiro Amemiya, Taro Maeda, Hideyuki Ando, "Design of Repetitive Knocking Force Display for Being Pulled Illusion", In Proc. of 19th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), pp.33-37, Italy, September 2010.(acceptance rate 80/150=53%)
  33. Taira Yoshioka, Kanako Nishimura, Wataru Yamamoto, Taiki Saito, Yasushi Ikei, Koichi Hirota, Tomohiro Amemiya, "Development of Basic Techniques for Five Senses Theater - Multiple Modality Display for Ultra Realistic Experience", In Proc. of ASIAGRAPH in Shanghai, p.89-94, Shanghai, June 2010.
  34. 2009
  35. Tomohiro Amemiya, Hisashi Sugiyama, "Haptic Handheld Wayfinder with Pseudo-Attraction Force for Pedestrians with Visual Impairments", In Proc. of 11th ACM Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS 2009), pp. 107-114, Pittsburgh, PA, October 2009.(acceptance rate=31%)
  36. Tomohiro Amemiya, Hisashi Sugiyama, "Navigation in Eight Cardinal Directions with Pseudo-Attraction Force for the Visually Impaired", In Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC 2009), pp. 33-38, San Antonio, TX, October 2009.
  37. Tomohiro Amemiya, Taro Maeda, "Impact of Pulse Width and Pulse Oscillation Interval on Perception of Pseudo-Attraction Force", In Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC 2009), pp. 1724-1729, San Antonio, TX, October 2009.
  38. Tomohiro Amemiya, "Portable Two-dimensional Direction Indicator with a Pseudo-Attraction Force", In Proc. of IEEE International Workshop on Portable Information Devices (Portable 2009), pp.1-4, Anchorage, Alaska, September 2009.
  39. Tomohiro Amemiya, "Visualizing Thermal Traces to Reveal Histories of Human-Object Interactions", In Proc. of 13th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI International 2009), Universal Access in Human Computer Interaction, Part II, HCII 2009, LNCS 5615, pp. 477-482, San Diego, CA, July 2009.
  40. 2008
  41. Tomohiro Amemiya, Hideyuki Ando, Taro Maeda, "Bear's Beer and Smart Platter -Handheld Interactive Haptic Display-", In Proc. of ACM SIGGRAPH ASIA 2008 Sketches, Singapore, December 2008.
  42. Junji Watanabe, Tomohiro Amemiya, Shin'ya Nishida, Alan Johnston, "Independent local adaptation of tactile frequency and duration", Perception, Vol. 37, European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP 2008) Abstract Supplement, p. 87, Utrecht, Netherlands, August 2008.
  43. Tomohiro Amemiya, Hisashi Sugiyama, "Design of a Haptic Direction Indicator for Visually Impaired People in Emergency Situations", In Proc. of 11th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs (ICCHP 2008), pp.1141-1144, Linz, Austria, July 2008. (acceptance rate: 190/360=53%)
  44. 2007
  45. Tomohiro Amemiya, Hideyuki Ando, Taro Maeda, "Haptic Navigation for Broad Social Applications by Kinesthetic Illusion of Pulling Sensation", In Proc. of 17th International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence (ICAT 2007), pp.129-134, Esbjerg, Denmark, December 2007.
  46. Tomohiro Amemiya, Ichiro Kawabuchi, Hideyuki Ando, Taro Maeda, "Double-Layer Slider-Crank Mechanism to Generate Pulling or Pushing Sensation without an External Ground", In Proc. of IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2007), pp. 2101-2106, San Diego, CA, October 2007. (acceptance rate: 49%)
  47. Hideyuki Ando, Junji Watanabe, Tomohiro Amemiya, Taro Maeda, "Full-Scale Saccade-Based Display: Public/Private Image Presentation Based on Gaze-Contingent Visual Illusion", In Proc. of Workshop on Emerging Display Technologies 2007, San Diego, CA, August 2007.
  48. Hideyuki Ando, Junji Watanabe, Tomohiro Amemiya, Taro Maeda, "Full-Scale Saccade-Based Display: Public/Private Image Presentation Based on Gaze-Contingent Visual Illusion", In Proc. of ACM SIGGRAPH 2007 Emerging Technologies, San Diego, CA, August 2007.
  49. Tomohiro Amemiya, "Handheld Haptic Display with Braille I/O", In Proc. of 12th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI International 2007), Universal Access in Human Computer Interaction, Part II, HCII 2007, LNCS 4555, pp. 730-739, Beijing, China, July 2007.
  50. 2006
  51. Tomohiro Amemiya, Hideyuki Ando, Taro Maeda, "Perceptual Attraction Force: Exploit the Nonlinearity of Human Haptic Perception", In Proc. of ACM SIGGRAPH 2006 Sketches, p. 40, Boston, MA, July 2006.
  52. Tomohiro Amemiya, Hideyuki Ando, Taro Maeda, "Perceptual Attraction Force: The Sixth Force", In Proc. of ACM SIGGRAPH 2006 Emerging Technologies, p. 26, Boston, MA, July 2006.
  53. Hideyuki Ando, Junji Watanabe, Masashi Nakatani, Tomohiro Amemiya, Taro Maeda, "Novel Tactile Contour Presentation: Embossed Touch Display", In Proc. of ACM SIGGRAPH 2006 Sketches, p. 40, Boston, MA, July 2006.
  54. Hideyuki Ando, Tomohiro Amemiya, Taro Maeda, Masashi Nakatani, Junji Watanabe, "Embossed Touch Display -illusory elongation and shrinking of tactile objects-", In Proc. of ACM SIGGRAPH 2006 Emerging Technologies, p. 8, Boston, MA, July 2006.
  55. Tomohiro Amemiya, Hideyuki Ando, Taro Maeda, "Directed Force Perception When Holding a Nongrounding Force Display in the Air", In Proc. of EuroHaptics 2006, pp. 317-324, Paris, France, July 2006.
    PDF
  56. 2005
  57. Tomohiro Amemiya, Hideyuki Ando, Taro Maeda, "Phantom-DRAWN: Direction Guidance using Rapid and Asymmetric Acceleration Weighted by Nonlinearity of Perception", In Proc. of 15th International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence (ICAT 2005), pp. 201-208, Christchurch, New Zealand, December 2005.
    Best Paper Nominee
  58. Hideyuki Ando, Junji Watanabe, Tomohiro Amemiya, Taro Maeda, "Study of Saccade-incident Information Display using Saccade Detection Device", In Proc. of 15th International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence (ICAT 2005), pp. 119-124, Christchurch, New Zealand, December 2005.
  59. Taro Maeda, Hideyuki Ando, Tomohiro Amemiya, Naohisa Nagaya, Maki Sugimoto, Masahiko Inami, "Shaking The World: Galvanic Vestibular Stimulation As A Novel Sensation Interface", In Proc. of ACM SIGGRAPH 2005 Emerging Technologies, p.17, L.A., CA, August 2005.
  60. 2004
  61. Tomohiro Amemiya, Koichi Hirota, Michitaka Hirose, "OBOE: Oboe-like Braille interface for Outdoor Environment", In Proc. of 9th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs (ICCHP 2004), pp. 498-505, Paris, France, July 2004.(acceptance rate: 140/250 = 56%)
  62. Tomohiro Amemiya, Jun Yamashita, Koichi Hirota, Michitaka Hirose, "Virtual Leading Blocks for the Deaf-Blind: A Real-Time Way-Finder by Verbal-Nonverbal Hybrid Interface and High-Density RFID Tag Space", In Proc. of IEEE Virtual Reality Conference 2004 (VR 2004), pp. 165-172, Chicago, IL, March 2004. (acceptance rate: 26/128 = 20%)
  63. 2003
  64. Michitaka Hirose, Tomohiro Amemiya, "Wearable Finger-Braille Interface for Navigation of Deaf-Blind in Ubiquitous Barrier-Free Space", In Proc. of 10th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI International 2003), Universal Access in Human Computer Interaction, Vol. 4, HCII 2003, pp. 1417-1421, Crete, Greece, June 2003.(invited)
  65. International conference (reviewed, poster presentation)

      2017
    1. Tomohiro Amemiya, Yasushi Ikei, Koichi Hirota, Michiteru Kitazaki, "Vibration on the Feet Soles Evoking a Walk Sensation Expands Peripersonal Space", In Proc. of IEEE World Haptics 2017, pp. 234-239, Munich, Germany, June 2017.
      Best Poster Nominee
    2. Masato Kurosawa, Ken Ito, Hirofumi Kaneko, Yasushi Ikei, Koichi Hirota, Tomohiro Amemiya, Michiteru Kitazaki, "Cutaneous sensation of airflow for presentation of body motion", In Proc. of IEEE World Haptics 2017, Munich, Germany, June 2017. (in appear)
    2016
  66. Shinya Takamuku, Tetsuhiko Teshima, Tomohiro Amemiya, Hiroaki Gomi, "Does proprioceptive information contribute to illusory force sensation elicited by asymmetric vibration?", In Proc. of NEUROSCIENCE 2016, Society for Neuroscience, 151.22, San Diego, CA, November 2016.
  67. Tomohiro Amemiya, Shinya Takamuku, Hiroaki Gomi, "Changes in direction discriminability of illusory force after adaptation to skin stretch", In Proc. of Eurohaptics 2016, London, UK, June 2016.
  68. Yasushi Ikei, Shunki Kato, Kohei Komase, Shogo Imao, Sho Sakurai, Tomohiro Amemiya, Michiteru Kitazaki, Koichi Hirota, "Vestibulohaptic passive stimulation for a walking sensation", In Proc. of IEEE Virtual Reality Conference 2016 (VR 2016), pp. 185-186, Greenville, SC, March 2016.
  69. 2015
  70. Tetsuhiko Teshima, Shinya Takamuku, Tomohiro Amemiya, Hiroaki Gomi, "Light touch on pillar array surface greatly improves direction perception induced by asymmetric vibration", In Proc. of SIGGRAH Asia 2015 Workshop on Haptic Media and Contents Design, Article 11, Kobe, Japan, November 2015.
  71. Tomohiro Amemiya, Brianna Beck, Hiroaki Gomi, Patrick Haggard, "TMS over V5/hMT+ disrupts tactile direction discrimination", In Proc. of NEUROSCIENCE 2015, 156.17, Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, IL, October 2015.
  72. Tomohiro Amemiya, Brianna Beck, Hiroaki Gomi, Patrick Haggard, "Getting a feeling for where things are going: human perception of tactile motion", The International Association for the Study of Affective Touch: Inaugural Congress, London, UK, March 2015.
  73. Yasushi Ikei, Seiya Shimabukuro, Shunki Kato, Kohei Komase, Yujiro Okuya, Koichi Hirota, Michiteru Kitazaki, Tomohiro Amemiya, "Five senses theatre project: Sharing experiences through bodily ultra-reality", In Proc. of IEEE Virtual Reality Conference 2015 (VR 2015), pp. 195-196, March 2015.
  74. Yujiro Okuya, Yasushi Ikei, Tomohiro Amemiya, Koichi Hirota, "Third person's footsteps enhanced moving sensation of seated person". In Proc. of IEEE Virtual Reality Conference 2015 (VR 2015), pp. 251-252, March 2015.
  75. Seiya Shimabukuro, Shunki Kato, Yasushi Ikei, Koichi Hirota, Tomohiro Amemiya, Michiteru Kitazak, "Characteristics of virtual walking sensation created by a 3-dof motion seat", In Proc. of IEEE Virtual Reality Conference 2015 (VR 2015), pp. 279-280, March 2015.
  76. 2014
  77. Tomohiro Amemiya, Hiroaki Gomi, "Buru-Navi3: Movement Instruction Using Illusory Pulled Sensation Created by Thumb-sized Vibrator", In Proc. of ACM SIGGRAPH 2014 Posters, Article 45, Vancouver, Canada, August 2014.
  78. Tomohiro Amemiya, Hiroaki Gomi, "Distinct pseudo-attraction force sensation by a thumb-sized vibrator that oscillates asymmetrically", In Proc. of Eurohaptics 2014, Vol.II, pp.88-95, Versailles, France, June 2014.
    (acceptance rate: 119/213=56%) Best Poster Nominee
  79. Tomohiro Amemiya, Hiroaki Gomi, "Distinct pseudo-attraction force sensation by a thumb-sized vibrator that oscillates asymmetrically", In Proc. of Eurohaptics 2014, Vol.II, pp.419-420, Versailles, France, June 2014.(Demo paper)
    (acceptance rate: 119/213=56%) Best Demonstration Award
  80. Yasushi Ikei, Seiya Shimabukuro, Shunki Kato, Yujiro Okuya, Koji Abe, Koichi Hirota, Tomohiro Amemiya, "Rendering of Virtual Walking Sensation by a Passive Body Motion", In Proc. of Eurohaptics 2014, Vol.I, pp.150-157, Versailles, France, June 2014 (accepted).
  81. Kohei Komase, Yoshinori Masuda, Koji Abe, Yasushi Ikei, Tomohiro Amemiya, Koichi Hirota, "A study on generation of walking sensation by the presentation of proprioception at the lower limb", ASIAGRAPH 2014 in Bali.
  82. Yujiro Okuya, Yasushi Ikei, Koji Abe, Tomohiro Amemiya, Koichi Hirota, "The effect of the footstep sound of another walker on self-motion perception", ASIAGRAPH 2014 in Bali.
  83. 2013
  84. Tomohiro Amemiya, Taro Maeda, "Depth and Rate Estimation for Chest Compression CPR with Smartphone", In Proc. of IEEE 8th Symposium on 3D User Interfaces (3DUI 2013), pp.125-126, Orlando, FL, March 2013.
  85. Tomohiro Amemiya, Koichi Hirota, Yasushi Ikei, "Perceived Forward Velocity Increases with Tactile Flow on Seat Pan", In Proc. of IEEE Virtual Reality Conference 2013 (VR 2013), pp.141-142, Orlando, FL, March 2013.
  86. Tomohiro Amemiya, Hiroaki Gomi, "Camera pose estimation with a two-dimensional marker grid for haptic navigation", In Proc. of IEEE Virtual Reality Conference 2013 (VR 2013), pp.143-144, Orlando, FL, March 2013.
  87. 2012
  88. Tomohiro Amemiya, Hiroaki Gomi, "Active Touch Sensing of Being Pulled Illusion for Pedestrian Route Navigation", In Proc. of ACM SIGGRAPH 2012 Poster, Article No. 68, Los Angels, CA, August 2012.
  89. 2011
  90. Yasushi Ikei, Koji Abe, Masahiro Urano, Akihisa Kawamata, Riku Kanai, So Matsuka, Ryo Tanaka, Yukinori Masuda, Yujiro Okuya, Banri Oda, Hiroki Fujioka, Koichi Hirota, Tomohiro Amemiya, "FiveStar: Telepresence of somesthesia -- Development research of FiveStar for ultra realistic experience", In Proc. of ASIAGRAPH 2011 in Tokyo, Vol. 5, Tokyo, October 2011.
  91. 2010
  92. Yasushi Ikei, Taiki Saito, Tomohiro Amemiya, Koichi Hirota, "Sound and vibration integrated cues for presenting a virtual motion", In Proc. of 20th International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence (ICAT 2010), pp. 216-217, Australia, December 2010.
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  93. Yasushi Ikei, Kanako Nishimura, Taira Yoshioka, Wataru Yamamoto,Taiki Saito, Masahiro Urano, Koichi Hirota, Tomohiro Amemiya, "FiveStar: Ultra-ordinary Experience through Five Senses Media", In Proc. of ASIAGRAPH 2010 in Tokyo, Vol. 4, No.2, p. 123, Tokyo, October 2010.
  94. 2009
  95. Ken Ishigaki, Yasuhiro Kamo, Shuhei Takemoto, Taiki Saitou, Kanako Nishimura, Taira Yoshioka, Tomoyuki Yamaguchi, Wataru Yamamoto, Yasushi Ikei, Koichi Hirota, Tomohiro Amemiya, "Ultra-Realistic Experience in Haptics and Memory", In Proc. of ASIAGRAPH 2009, Tokyo, October 2009.
  96. 2008
  97. Tomohiro Amemiya, Taro Maeda, "NOBUNAGA: Multicylinder-like Pulse Generator for Kinesthetic Illusion of Being Pulled Smoothly", In Proc. of EuroHaptics 2008, pp. 580-585, Madrid, Spain, June 2008. (acceptance rate: 36%)
  98. 2007
  99. Junji Watanabe, Tomohiro Amemiya, Shin'ya Nishida, Alan Johnston, "Distortion of tactile duration perception", In Proc. of NEUROSCIENCE 2007, Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA, Nov. 2007.
  100. Hsin-Ni Ho, Tomohiro Amemiya, Hideyuki Ando, "Revealing Invisible Traces of Hand-Object Interactions with Thermal Vision", In Proc. of the 2007 InfraMation Conference, pp. 431-438, Las Vegas, NV, Oct. 2007.
  101. Tomohiro Amemiya, Hideyuki Ando, Taro Maeda, "Hand-held Force Display with Spring-Cam Mechanism for Generating Asymmetric Acceleration", In Proc. of World Haptics Conference 2007 (2nd Joint Eurohaptics Conference and Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems), pp. 572-573, Tsukuba, March 2007. (acceptance rate: 30%)
    Best Poster Nominee
  102. 2006
  103. Tomohiro Amemiya, Hideyuki Ando, Taro Maeda, "Palm-sized Attraction Force Display Exploiting the Nonlinearity of Perception", In Proc. of the Tenth IEEE International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC 2006), pp. 115-116, Montreux, Switzerland, October 2006. (acceptance rate: 8+9+18/85=41%)
  104. 2005
  105. Tomohiro Amemiya, Hideyuki Ando, Taro Maeda, "Virtual Force Display:Direction Guidance using Asymmetric Acceleration via Periodic Translational Motion", In Proc. of World Haptics Conference 2005 (1st Joint Eurohaptics Conference and Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems), pp. 619-622, Pisa, Italy, March 2005. (acceptance rate: 40%)
    Best Poster Nominee
  106. Hideyuki Ando, Tomohiro Amemiya, Junji Watanabe, Masahiko Inami, Taro Maeda, "The Evaluation of Nail-Mounted Tactile Display", In Proc. of World Haptics Conference 2005 (1st Joint Eurohaptics Conference and Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems), Pisa, Italy, March 2005.(poster presentation)
  107. International Conferences (no reviewing process)

  108. Hideyuki Ando, Junji Watanabe, Tomohiro Amemiya, Taro Maeda, "The two dimension outline shape display device using active touch", In Proc. of 16th International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence (ICAT 2006) Special Workshop, China, December 2006.(demo in workshop)

    Invited talks (International only)

  1. Tomohiro Amemiya, "Perceptual Illusions for Multisensory Displays", The 22nd International Display Workshops, Otsu, Japan, December, 2015.
  2. Tomohiro Amemiya, (presented by Masaru Tsuchida), “Active Touch Sensing of Being-Pulled Illusion for Pedestrian Route Navigation”, Industrial Application of Digital Content Technology in Japan, SIGGRAPH2012 DCAJ Session, Los Angels, CA, August, 2012.
  3. Yasushi Ikei, Koichi Hirota, Tomohiro Amemiya, Koji Abe, "Ultra-realistic Space Creation", Fifth International Universal Communication Symposium (IUCS 2011), Korea, October 2011.
  4. Tomohiro Amemiya, (tutorial) "Haptic Interface using Sensory Illusion", Tutorial in IEEE Virtual Reality 2008 (VR 2008), Integration of Haptics in Virtual Environments: from Perception to Rendering, Reno, NV, March, 2008.
  5. Tomohiro Amemiya, Hideyuki Ando, Taro Maeda, "Perceptual Attraction Force: The Sixth Force", SIGGRAPH 2006 HIGHLIGHT, Walt Disney New Technology Forum, Burbank, CA, Sep. 2006.

Media Coverage (international only)

  1. IDG Connect - July 30, 2014
    “Force Illusions” Could Help the Visually Impaired
  2. MIT Technology Review - July 22, 2014
    Could “Force Illusions” Help Wearables Catch On?
  3. CNET News - June 21, 2011
    GPS device guides you by pulling your hand
  4. Hong Kong Economic Times, A39, HongKong - 28 July 2010.
  5. Ming Pao Daily News, A19, HongKong - 19 July 2010.
  6. Channel NewsAsia, Media Corp News, Singapore - Dec. 5th, 2007
    MDA, Science Centre to promote interactive & digital media
  7. Nikkei Electronics Asia - Nov. 2006
    NTT Brings "Lead-Me" Interface to Mobile Phone
  8. textually.org - August 3, 2006
    Holding hands
  9. NewScientist.com - August 2, 2006
    Sensory illusions dazzle at graphics conference
  10. NewScientist, No. 2560 - July 15, 2006
    Gadgets get the feel of the tactile world
  11. DCC Cafe.com - Apr 26, 2006
    Pioneering Leaps in Technology: From Heart Surgery to Virtual Reality

Exhibition

  1. ACM SIGGRAPH 2014 Emerging Technologies, Vancouver, Canada, August 2014.
  2. "Demonstration: Distinct pseudo-attraction force sensation by a thumb-sized vibrator that oscillates asymmetrically", Eurohaptics 2014,Versailles, France, June 2014.
    Best Demonstration Award
  3. NTT Atsugi R&D Center Exhibition Hall, 2009-.
  4. NTT Musashino R&D Center Exhibition Hall, 2007-2013
  5. "Bear's Beer", DAT, Singapore Science Center, Singapore, Dec. 2007.
  6. "Full-Scale Saccade-Based Display: Public/Private Image Presentation Based on Gaze-Contingent Visual Illusion", ACM SIGGRAPH 2007 Emerging Technologies, San Diego, CA, August 2007.
  7. "Come Over Here, or Catch You", Laval Virtual ReVolution, Laval, France, April 2007.
    "Buru-Navi" won two awards including GrandPrix.
    Laval Virtual Award, "Grand Prix du Jury" Award
    Laval Virtual Award, Interfaces de realite virtuelle Award
  8. "Perceptual Attraction Force: The Sixth Force", Walt Disney New Technology Forum, Burbank, CA, Sep. 2006.
  9. "Perceptual Attraction Force: The Sixth Force", ACM SIGGRAPH 2006 Emerging Technologies, Boston, MA, July-Aug. 2006.
  10. "Embossed Touch Display -illusory elongation and shrinking of tactile objects-", ACM SIGGRAPH 2006 Emerging Technologies, Boston, MA, July-Aug. 2006.
  11. "Shaking The World: Galvanic Vestibular Stimulation As A Novel Sensation Interface", ACM SIGGRAPH 2005 Emerging Technologies, L.A., CA, July-Aug. 2005.
    etc..

Others

  • Vincent Hayward, "A Brief Taxonomy of Tactile Illusions and Demonstrations That Can Be Done In a Hardware Store", Brain Research Bulletin (special issue on Robotics and Neuroscience), Vol. 75, pp. 742-752, 2008.
  • Doris Carver, "Computer Recognizes Expert Reviewers", IEEE Computer, pp. 77-79, Dec. 2005.
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