Faculty Members

Shunsuke Yoshimoto/ Lecturer/Division of Environmental Studies

Department of Human and Engineered Environmental Studies//Biomedical Engineering, Mechatronics, Electrical Measurement

Career Summary

2009: B. Eng., School of Engineering Science, Osaka University 2010: M. Eng., Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University 2012: Dr. Eng., Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University 2012-2019: Assistant professor, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University 2019-2020: Lecturer, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo 2020-present: Lecturer, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo

Educational Activities

Department of Precision Engineering: Sensor Engineering, Actuators, Hands-on Exercise on Precision Engineering

Research Activities

We have been working on biomechatronics technologies based on biomedical instrumentation, haptic engineering, human-machine systems, and computer sciences to understand, support, and enhance abilities of humans. Specifically, we are studying ambient sensors, displays and control technologies based on biophysics, mechatronics and intelligent analysis, and developing these applications in medical and sport fields.

- Ubiquitous tactile sensor giving pressure sensing function to the environment (Literature 1).
- Ambient sensing technologies to estimate body motion and action from indirect biological signal (Literature 2,3).
- Motion guiding system based on neuro-feedback(Literature 4)
- Sensory feedback technologies for teleoperation

Tactile imaging by tomography

Tactile feedback for teleoperation


1) S. Yoshimoto, Y. Kuroda, and O. Oshiro, Tomographic Approach for Universal Tactile Imaging with Electromechanically Coupled Conductors. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Vol.67, No.1, pp.627-636, 2020.
2) S. Yoshimoto, S. Hinatsu, Y. Kuroda, and O. Oshiro, Hemodynamic Sensing of 3D Fingertip Force by using Non-pulsatile and Pulsatile Signals in the Proximal Part. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, Vol.12, No.5, pp.1155 - 1164, 2018.
3) J. Kawaguchi, S. Yoshimoto, Y. Kuroda, O. Oshiro, Estimation of Finger Joint Angles Based on Electromechanical Sensing of Wrist Shape. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, Vol.25, No.9, pp.1409-1418, 2017.
4) S. Yoshimoto, Y. Kuroda, M. Imura, O. Oshiro, K. Nozaki, Y. Taga, H. Machi, H. Tamagawa, Electrotactile Augmentation for Carving Guidance. IEEE Transactions on Haptics, Vol.9, No.1, pp.43-53, 2016.

Other Activities

nstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Japanese Society for Medical and Biological Engineering (JSMBE)
Virtual Reality Society of Japan (VRSJ)
Human Interface Society (HIS)

Future Plan

In order to deepen the understanding of human and physical phenomenon and create a wealthy society with an advanced information and machine environment, actuators and sensors are essential. In particular, it is required that device and system enable precise measurement and control and are in harmony with the environment and humans. To this end, we are exploring new device functions, creating intelligent measurement technologies, optimizing human-machine systems as a pioneer of bioengineering and mechatronics research.

Messages to Students

Our laboratory provides an opportunity to acquire the intelligence and skills to overcome a social difficulty and to share interests of research. We hope that research activity with you will bring many surprises and joys.