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195 people attended the Oct. 13 Hyperdisciplinarity Conference Osaka Forum 2018!

10/13超異分野学会 大阪フォーラム2018は195名が参加!

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The Osaka Forum of the Association of Hyperdifferent Fields was a great success with 195 participants.

On Saturday, October 13, 2018, the Osaka Forum 2018 of the Association of Hyperdifferent Fields (hosted by Rivanes) was held at the Art Hotel Osaka Bay Tower. 195 people from researchers, venture companies, large corporations, town factories, and even high school students gathered in Osaka. A total of 7 sessions, 24 posters, and 20 booths for ventures and town factories were gathered, and the event was a great success. The theme of this year's Osaka Forum was "Redefining Health," and participants from a wide variety of fields engaged in heated discussions. Advances in technology have made it easier to obtain data that is expected to help maintain and improve health, such as heart rate variability, daily step count, and even genome information. With this, we are approaching an era in which we can take a qualitatively different approach than in the past. Osaka, which has long been a center of economic and commercial prosperity, food culture, and entertainment, is now home to many cutting-edge research centers related to health and medicine, as well as a large number of health-tech-related companies. This forum used Osaka as a stage for discussions on a wide range of topics, from food, agriculture, medicine, IoT, manufacturing, and behavior change, to redefine what health means in the coming era. Next year's Osaka Forum of the Association for Transdisciplinary Studies is scheduled for Saturday, May 18, 2019. We also look forward to welcoming you to the main meeting of the Society for Hyperdifferential Studies in Tokyo on March 8 and 9, 2019.


Session A1 The Future of Your Body Predicted by Accumulation and Integration

Cohort surveys, genetic testing of individuals, lifelogging, and other methods are dramatically advancing the accumulation of information that can be used to learn about an individual's constitution and condition and to maintain and improve health. This year's event brought together researchers working on algorithms for prediction, venture companies using sensors to collect and utilize information, and representatives from companies that are setting up major businesses in healthcare. Rather than focusing solely on cutting-edge technology, the participants discussed a wide range of topics, including how to predict the state of the body based on various types of data, how to make use of the information obtained, and the platforms needed to achieve this.


Toru Nakamura, Professor, Center for Industry-Academia Collaboration, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University
Mr. Takeshi Sano Director, Business Development, Healthcare Business Division, DeNA
Koichi Fujiwara, Assistant Professor, Department of Systems Science, Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University
Shinnosuke Murakami COO, Metagen Corporation / Project Assistant Professor, Institute for Advanced Biosciences, Keio University

<Hiroyuki Takahashi, Director, Knowledge Foundation Research Center, Liverness Corporation

Session B1: Technology Implementation Capabilities to Open the Future of Agriculture

Food supports human health. While technological innovation is progressing in the field of research on agriculture, which supports food, there is a need for technological demonstration in the agricultural field. What is needed to promote the implementation of new technologies created in the research field? The panelists, who were researchers, manufacturers, and farmers, discussed the following issues.


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Ms. Rieko Ogura Director and General Manager, Research and Development Department, Yokohama Biotechnology Co.
Dr. Mitsuhiro Konishi Director, Kurashiki Laboratory, Bio Innovation Center, Central Research Laboratory, Yanmar Co.

<Shuichiro Takahashi President and COO, LIVERNESS Co.

Session A2 Health Tech Venture & Osaka Techno Master Pitch

The Kansai region is home to a concentration of medical research centers, including Osaka Prefecture, where the National Institute of Health and Nutrition will relocate in 2019, and Kobe City, where RIKEN has its Research Center for Frontier Biosciences. Ventures that aim to implement the results of their medical and healthcare research into society presented their vision of the world they would like to realize. In addition, "Osaka Techno Masters" are technicians who have been certified by Osaka City as having outstanding skills in manufacturing. Edgy ventures and technicians shared their thoughts and technologies.

<Speaking Companies

Toy Medical Corporation, Saidin Corporation, BugMo Corporation, Cuor Corporation, NanoBridge LLC, BeCellBar LLC, MyOridge Corporation, Japan Lipid Technologies, Mibyo Marker Institute Corporation, Hartech LAB. HERBIO, Quadlytics Inc., AMI Corporation, Seikou Seimitsu Co.

Session B2 Health from Nutrition and Sleep

It is said that a healthy body requires a nutritionally balanced diet, moderate exercise, and adequate sleep, all of which are necessary for a healthy body. Nutrition, exercise, and sleep are not independent of each other, but are intricately intertwined, and health can be compromised when any one of them is disrupted. In this session, the latest topics were presented by leading researchers in the fields of nutrition and sleep.


Dr. Yasutaka Niwa, Assistant Professor, International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine, University of Tsukuba
Satoshi Sasaki Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Health Science, Division of Social and Preventive Epidemiology, Department of Public Health Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo

<Shinichiro Sakamoto, Executive Officer and CMO, Liverness Corporation

Session A3 How to Achieve Health Promotion for 10 Million People

Cohort studies of several thousand elderly people in local communities have already shown that the accumulation of health data and appropriate diet, exercise, and other interventions can reduce medical and nursing care costs. On the other hand, in order to realize health promotion on a scale of tens of thousands to 10 million people, including the younger generation, it will be necessary to design and deploy mechanisms that differ from research, such as awareness building and dietary intervention within organizational activities such as companies, and individual motivational mechanisms using smart phones and other devices as hooks. This session will focus on the following topics. In this session, we discussed ways to develop health behavior creation into organizational activities based on proven intervention methods, technologies for behavior change, and the use of health checkup data.


Dr. Tsukasa Yoshida, Research Fellow, Laboratory of Health and Longevity, National Institute of Health and Nutrition
Osamu Sugiyama, Kyoto University Hospital, Center for Research on Advanced Medical Care and Lifestyle Related Diseases, Specific Lecturer
Mr. Noritaka Okabe Director, CTO/CFO, Real World Games, Inc.
Mr. Yasunori Kawasaki General Manager, Public Relations & CSV Promotion Department, Rohto Pharmaceutical Co.

<Tetsushi Nishiyama, General Manager, Research and Development Division, Liverness Corporation  

Session B3 New Relationships between Universities and Town Factories Created by Garages

Garage Minato and Garage Taisho were born in April 2018 as a base for connecting town factories and researchers to create new things. Since their opening, a variety of people from researchers, local factories, companies, and local governments have visited the sites, and unprecedented collaboration is about to be born. In this session, we discussed the roles and functions required of "garages" in the future from the perspectives of both universities and local factories.


Mr. Hironori Takamitsu President, Narimitsu Seimitsu K.K. / Garage Minato
Mr. Iwao Kibata President, Kibata Keiki Seisakusho / Garage Taisho
Dr. Masahiro Matsuura Director and Specially Appointed Professor, Industry-Academia Collaboration Promotion Division, Research Strategy Promotion Office, Research Activity Management Division, Shiga University of Medical Science

<Kazuhiro Yoshida Director, Executive Officer, CRO, Liverness Corporation

Closing Session What is the future of health?

The discussion focused on how the concept of "health" will change in the future, and how approaches to health prediction, maintenance, and promotion are likely to change in the future when the concept of "health" changes. It was also discussed whether the concept of "health" in the future should be expanded to include not only physical aspects but also social and spiritual aspects such as "well-being" and "happiness.


Toru Nakamura, Professor, Center for Industry-Academia Collaboration, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University
Dr. Mitsuhiro Konishi Director, Kurashiki Laboratory, Bio Innovation Center, Central Research Laboratory, Yanmar Co.
Mr. Yasunori Kawasaki General Manager, Public Relations & CSV Promotion Department, Rohto Pharmaceutical Co.
Mr. Iwao Kibata President, Kibata Keiki Seisakusho / Garage Taisho

<Organizer> Jyo Inoue, Executive Vice President CTO, LIVERNESS Co.

Poster Session

The poster session attracted 24 abstracts and 20 venture and township booths, and lively discussions took place. The Best Poster Award and Special Poster Award were established, determined by the judges and the audience. Local Minato Ward businesses and high school students also participated in the poster session, adding to the variety of presenters. <Best Poster Award Winners

interpoint (interword separation)Jun Kaneko, Chukyo University
Title of announcement"Let's think about the ideal shape of the human foot." <Poster Special Award Winners

Junichiro Yamamoto, Kobe Gakuin University

Title of presentation: "Prevention of Myocardial Infarction and Stroke by Antithrombotic Vegetable and Fruit Varieties and Moderate Exercise.

Osaka Forum of the Association of Hyperdisciplinarity 2018 Web site:https://hic.lne.st/conference/osaka2018/