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Technology for Welfare Project

Climate change is sweeping the world and the promise of a great earthquake looms over Japan. The frequency of natural disasters seems to be increasing and the scale of damage seems to be growing. And even know we are still in the midst of the Corona pandemic. Under these threats, we believe that technology is needed not only to protect lives from disasters but also to enable people to live more positively during disasters. In recent years the concept of “phase-free” has been proposed as a state in which we do not separate everyday life from emergency situations. The idea is not to prepare specifically for disasters, but to prepare for everyday life as it is. This project aims at practical exploration with the phrase “Disaster Prevention without Preparation” as one of welfare in the broad sense of the word.

Affiliation

Research Representative(s): Yamada Koji
Research Member(s): Kobayashi Takahiro

Research Plan

Each member decides on a theme and delves into the issue through regular discussions with professors and other students. We will provide opportunities for visits to related organizations and exchanges of opinions if needed. “Disaster Prevention without Preparation” will still be the main theme, however, you do not need to be confined by this. 

We will also continue with the “Wide Welfare Technology Project (tentative)”, an online gathering place mainly for people who are involved in welfare, which was held in 2020.  Participation is encouraged (held after each weekly project).

 

The main activities planned for 2022 are as follows, and we will proceed while considering our opportunities to share these with the public. 

  • Development of XR teaching materials for disaster education with the Gifu Prefectural Ogaki Special Needs School. 
  • Exchange opinions with other schools on disaster education.
  • Organizing  “Wide Welfare Technology Project (tentative)”.
  • Introduce our project at open houses 
  • Showcase our project at the IAMAS 2023 exhibition.
  • Present at academic societies. 

Research Period

2014 - Present

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