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Casio Paper Writer 10.1″ Android tablet traverses the analog and digital divide

At the end of September, Casio will release the Paper Writer, an Android tablet developed primarily for business use, which can scan handwritten documents in one action. The case of the Paper Writer is shaped like a book cover, with sp[...]
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Live2D demonstrates Interactive 3D animation of 2D images

Live2D, developed by Cybernoids, is the world’s first drawing technology to enable 3D rendering of 2D images. This technology supports a variety of portable consoles and smartphones, and Live2D is already being utilized for games[...]
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Chiba University’s Graduate School of Engineering developped a Guitar designed for hemiplegics

The Guitarion, being developed at Chiba University’s Graduate School of Engineering, is a guitar that can be played by hemiplegics. People with unilateral paralysis, as a result of a stroke or other reason, can play the Guitarion[...]
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ISAMISA DESIGN STUDIO presents Cap with Detachable Hairpiece

The Wishing Cap sold by Isamisa Design Studio is a cap with a detachable hairpiece. “I personally have experienced hair loss due to undergoing cancer treatment. From this experience, I created this product with the goal of helpin[...]
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N.I. Teijin Shoji announces a theraputic Aquaponic indoor display

This aquaponics system, designed as a therapeutic indoor display has been developed by N.I. Teijin Shoji. An aquaponics system consists of a fish tank and a vegetable planter, which are connected by pipes. It utilizes the fish waste as[...]
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Bakery goods POS visual recognition system on trial in Tokyo bakery

Brain Corporation has developed a system that can individually identify all kinds of baked goods on a tray, in just one second. A trial has started at a Tokyo bakery store. This technology was co-developed with the University of Hyogo.[...]
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Minato Medical Science demonstrates traction device for person sitting in chair

SuperTrac, manufactured and marketed by Minato Medical Science, is an active automated intermittent traction device that can traction the lumbar vertebra. “Conventional traction devices have been bed designs, with the lumbar vert[...]
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Chiba University demonstrates Quadcoptors flying in formation using motion capture

The Nonami Group at Chiba University is developing drone robots for information gathering, and the group has demonstrated four multi-rotor helicopters, flying in formation using image processing. “The cameras capture the markers,[...]
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Outstanding Technology demonstrates Visible Light Communication devices ready for commercialization

Outstanding Technology has developed two commercial products using visible light communication technology, using LED lights to transmit data. These are a location service for smartphones, called the Commulight System, and a visible lig[...]
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Omron MEMS thermal area sensor checks for human presence and hot food

Intended for use as a human presence sensor in low power consumer devices, it can also be used for other applications such as with the camera of a smartphone. “Here is an application called the ‘Too hot to eat sensor’[...]
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GT-Layout app word from Fujilim wraps text in images for greater readability on smartphones

GT-Layout, developed by Fujifilm, rearranges the layout of text in photos making it easier to read on mobile devices. Usually, if you are trying to read from a photo of a page of a book or a flyer, you need to zoom in and scroll back a[...]
GT-Layout app word from Fujilim wraps text in images for greater readability on smartphones

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NICT and Fujitsu Develop Indoor Guidance Technology for the Blind Using Ultra Wide Band Positioning, Smartphones

NICT and Fujitsu are working together to develop a real-time indoor guidance system for the blind. As GPS cannot be used to get positional data indoors, the system uses a smartphone and ultra wide band (UWB) transmission technology to [...]
NICT and Fujitsu Develop Indoor Guidance Technology for the Blind Using Ultra Wide Band Positioning, Smartphones

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Mahoro lab android automates dangerous lab work

Mahoro, co-developed by AIST and Yaskawa, is a general-purpose android for automating lab work that previously had to be done manually. The robot can do tasks, such as dispensing and culturing, faster and more precisely than people. So[...]
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Casio’s PicapiCamera iPhone app is the world’s first to use visible light communication technology

PicapiCamera, developed by Casio, is the world’s first iPhone app which uses visible light communication technology. To send and receive data via the app, the message to be sent is encoded using red, green and blue flashing light[...]
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Kokusai Kogyo developped AR app that visualizes water height in the event of a tsunami

Kokusai Kogyo is developing a disaster prevention AR application the can visualize the depth of water in the event of a tsunami or flooding. With this prototype, the water level five meters ahead is superimposed on the view from the ca[...]
Kokusai Kogyo developped AR app that visualizes water height in the event of a tsunami

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[Update] Mixed Reality system from Canon fuses real and virtual worlds, on sale in July 2012

In late July 2012, Canon will release a Mixed Reality system, immersing users in an interactive environment containing a combination of physical and virtual objects. Canon has developed a special-purpose head-mount display and software[...]
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Instantaneous Deodorizer by Kanto Gakuin University, Useful for Diaper Changing

In an industrial-academic project with a chemical engineering research group at Kanto Gakuin University, Ando has developed Nurscal, a system for removing the odor that arises when changing diapers. “This system uses activated ch[...]
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NICT presents the Daedalus a New Cyber-attack alert system

NICT has developed Daedalus, a cyber-attack alert system. Daedalus renders attacks on networks visible in real time. The sphere in the center represents the Internet, and the circles moving around it represent networks under observatio[...]
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i-SODOG from Tomy is a robot pet dog controlled via smartphone, can communicate with its friends

Tomy has announced an interactive robot dog, called i-SODOG, that works with a smartphone. This is a follow-up to the i-SOBOT, a bipedal robot released in 2007. i-SODOG is intended for customers of all ages. “Of course, this robo[...]
i-SODOG from Tomy is a robot pet dog controlled via smartphone, can communicate with its friends

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Opton Japan unleash the first step to a real Bender Bending Rodriguez with the T-Win20

Opton’s T-WIN20 KDM is a robot bender that can feed in, twist, and bend pipes simultaneously. This product has received a top award from the Small and Medium Enterprise Agency. By computer-controlling two of these benders at once[...]
Opton Japan unleash the first step to a real Bender Bending Rodriguez with the T-Win20

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Nissan LEAF Battery Used to Power Homes

Nichicon is planning to begin sales of the Vehicle to Home System “EV Power Station” in July. This system enables the user to draw power from a large-capacity battery in an electric vehicle and use it in the home after bein[...]
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