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Medtec Japan

Health and medical care are being made more effective than ever thanks to some impressive technological advancements. Join Akira Daniel Duncan "On Site" at Medtec Japan for a look at the latest medical equipment technologies as we focus on developments from Japanese companies uniquely suited to the needs that exist here.

Schedule: Apr. 18 - 20, 2018
Location: Tokyo Big Sight

Medtec Japan is one of the largest exhibitions of its kind in Asia. Since it was first held in 2009, it has become recognized as a top-quality event by the medical equipment industry. This year, not only companies, but local government bodies from various regions also take part in the event to actively promote their area's industry. Highlights from this coverage included an eye movement scanner that works with high-resolution cameras and motion sensors, a magnifying dental mirror that uses silver-deposition-coated film instad of glass, a shadow-less medical lighting system that features RGB LED light, a digital sensor system to measures muscle fitness, an app for keeping track of your calorie intake with each meal, a multi language device helping communication of people with certain speech disorders and a new collapsible personal mobility option for seniors.

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  • Medtec Japan

Further Info:

Please note that some of the products or services featured in this program may be prototypes and not be sold at stores. NHK is not responsible for any damages, losses or injuries caused by the usage of these products or services.

- YOODS Co., Ltd.
4-9 Ogorimiyukimachi, Yamaguchi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture 754-0011 JAPAN

- P Three Technologies Co., Ltd.
#305 1-3-1 Minami-Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0047 JAPAN

- Sumtech Innovations Co., Ltd.
176 Hirafuku, Tsuyama City, Okayama Prefecture 708-0872 JAPAN

- ERD Corporation.
2914-1 Tomiyoshi, Kita-ku, Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture 701-1133 JAPAN

- Sony Network Communications Inc.
4-12-3 Higashi-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 140-0002?JAPAN

- Office Yui Asia Limited.
3-12-10 Muraoka-Higashi, Fujisawa City, Kanagawa Prefecture 251-0012 JAPAN

- ARRK Corporation.
1-7-1 Senzui, Asaka City, Saitama Prefecture 351-0024 JAPAN

Keep Odors in Check

Most Japanese people are very careful about personal hygiene. No one wants to make a stink about body odor: it's a sensitive issue. This installment of our "Gadgets" introduces a nosy little device that can quantify odor and give you a discrete nudge when measures are needed. It just might become the next essential portable device.

Konica Minolta has marketed "Kunkun Body" as the world's first odor measuring device. The word kunkun is the Japanese onomatopoeia for "sniff-sniff." It measures the three major body odors, which are sweat, so called middle-age odor, and smell due to old age in four different places like behind the ears, the scalp, the armpits, and under the feet. To work, it simply needs to be placed near the target area for 20 seconds, and the results show up as soon as the measurements are taken. The device was co-developed with a team of researchers from the Osaka Institute of Technology led by Dr. Shigeru Omatsu. They repeatedly held experiments to determine the types of sensors that most efficiently detected body odor. Since its release, Kunkun Body has gained the attention of taxi companies, hotels, and others involved in the service industry looking to improve employee etiquette.

  • Keep Odors in Check
  • Keep Odors in Check
  • Keep Odors in Check
  • Keep Odors in Check
  • Keep Odors in Check
  • Keep Odors in Check
  • Keep Odors in Check

Further Info:

Please note that some of the products or services featured in this program may be prototypes and not be sold at stores. NHK is not responsible for any damages, losses or injuries caused by the usage of these products or services.

- KONICA MINOLTA JAPAN, INC.
1-1-1 Shibaura, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0023 JAPAN

A Roadmap to Autonomy

With the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic games, what can be done to help ensure those with limited mobility can move around town freely? We'll show you how Tokyo is tackling the issue with a high-tech solution that has some very low-tech methodology in our "Special Report" segment.

Konica Minolta has marketed "Kunkun Body" as the world's first odor measuring device. The word kunkun is the Japanese onomatopoeia for "sniff-sniff." It measures the three major body odors, which are sweat, so called middle-age odor, and smell due to old age in four different places like behind the ears, the scalp, the armpits, and under the feet. To work, it simply needs to be placed near the target area for 20 seconds, and the results show up as soon as the measurements are taken. The device was co-developed with a team of researchers from the Osaka Institute of Technology led by Dr. Shigeru Omatsu. They repeatedly held experiments to determine the types of sensors that most efficiently detected body odor. Since its release, Kunkun Body has gained the attention of taxi companies, hotels, and others involved in the service industry looking to improve employee etiquette.

  • A Roadmap to Autonomy
  • A Roadmap to Autonomy
  • A Roadmap to Autonomy
  • A Roadmap to Autonomy
  • A Roadmap to Autonomy
  • A Roadmap to Autonomy

Further Info:

Please note that some of the products or services featured in this program may be prototypes and not be sold at stores. NHK is not responsible for any damages, losses or injuries caused by the usage of these products or services.

- PASCO Corporation.
1-1-2 Higashiyama, Meguto-ku, Tokyo 153-0043 JAPAN

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