Center for Future Medical Social Infrastructure Based on Information Communications Technology
The Center for Future Medical Social Infrastructure Based on Information Communications Technology (ICT), “Medical ICT Center” for short, was established on September 29, 2005, in order to create intelligent social infrastructures for healthcare and social welfare as well as for commerce, transportation and energy by combining ICT with other advanced technologies. The Center cooperates with other medical establishments including the Medical Department of Yokohama City University (YCU), the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) and the University of Oulu in sharing human resources and facilities, and pursuing research and education in the joint areas of engineering and medicine.
The Medical ICT Center consists of four divisions and is staffed by over 60 researchers from various graduate schools, colleges and centers.
- Division of Medical Information Systems
- The task of this Division is to explore social infrastructure for safe and reliable future communities using advanced technologies based on ICT, biology and medical engineering.
- This division consists of four research sub-groups:
- Medical Information and Communication Engineering
- Bio-Medical Science
- Body Information Engineering
- Medical Collaborationh
- Division of Communication Network Systems
- The ultimate research goals of the division are to establish a basis of optical and electro-magnetic information communication network and to propose a new application for communication technology based on a fusion of hardware and software of the communication system.
- This division consists of three research sub-groups:
- Information and Communication System Design
- Information and Communication Network Designe
- Information and Communication Frontiers
- Division of Advanced Electronics
- The Division of Advanced Electronics is composed of three research sub-groups: Network devices based on photonics and wireless technologies, High-speed integrated systems, and Nano-devices and nano-sensors, covering various research areas.
- Network Devices based on Integration of Photonic and Radio-wave Technology
- High-speed Integrated Systems
- Nano-Devices and Nano-Sensors
- Division of Info-Com Integrated Core Technologies
- The Division of Info-Com Integrated Core Technologies studies on advanced core technologies by integrating Information Communication Technologies and Energy and Control Technologies.
- This division consists of three research sub-groups.
- Flexible Energy Network
- Advanced Robotics and Mechatronics
- Low Environmental Load Energy
(Contact: Planning Division,General Affairs Department)