RESEARCH

Research Units

Advanced Biomedical Evaluation System

In this research unit, our goal is to sense objects and areas that have been impossible to measure until now. To realize it, we bring knowledge and technology about flexible ultrasonic sensors, high-performance electric circuits, visualization technology, and machine learning.

The sol-gel composite spray ultrasonic piezoelectric transducer developed by Tanabe and Kobayashi is flexible and extremely thinner than conventional piezoelectric sensors, making it an effective patch type sensor. Yamakawa is developing electronic circuit devices that transmit and receive ultrasonic pulses and circuits that wirelessly transfer echo signals to an analysis computer.

In our team unit, we are developing a patch-type wireless ultrasonic sensor and ultrasound and ECG signals are used and the measurement results will be automatically classified into three cardiac abnormalities: coronary artery disease (CAD), myocardial infarction (MI), and congestive heart failure (CHF), by machine learning by Dr. Acharya and Mr. Oh, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore, with advice from MD Tan.

Unit members

  • Japan
    Unit Coordinator
    Makiko KOBAYASHI
    Associate Professor, Faculty of Advanced Science and Technology, Kumamoto University
    Japan
  • Japan
    Toshitaka YAMAKAWA
    Associate Professor, Faculty of Advanced Science and Technology, Kumamoto University
    Japan
  • Japan
    Masayuki TANABE
    Assistant Professor, Faculty of Advanced Science and Technology, Kumamoto University
    Japan
  • Singapore
    Rajendra Udyavara ACHARYA Website
    Senior Research Fellow, Ngee Ann Polytechnic
    Singapore
  • Singapore
    Shu Lih OH Website
    R&D Project Engineer, Ngee Ann Polytechnic
    Singapore
  • Singapore
    Ru San TAN
    Senior Consultant, National Heart Centre
    Singapore