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  • Award Ceremony for James Dyson Award 2017 Winners

    12 06, 2017

    "Telewheelchair", developed by a research group led by Assistant Professor Yoichi Ochiai of the Faculty of Library, Information and Media Science, won the 4th place among Japanese entries in The James Dyson Award 2017. It has also been selected as one of the top 20 in the international ranking. Mr. Satoshi Hashizume (Producer, Master's Program in Library, Information and Media Studies, Graduate School of Library, Information and Media Studies); Mr. Ippei Suzuki (College of Media Arts, Science and Technology, School of Informatics); and Mr. Kazuki Takazawa (Master's Program in Library, Information and Media Studies, Graduate School of Library, Information and Media Studies) are the members of the research group.

    In addition, "ReverseCAVE: Providing Reverse Perspectives for Sharing VR Experience", developed by another research group led by Assistant Professor Ochiai was ranked 5th among the Japanese entries. The research group members included Mr. Akira Ishii (Producer, Master's Program in Computer Science, Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering); Mr. Masaya Tsuruta (graduate, Doctoral Program in Computer Science, Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering); Mr. Ippei Suzuki (College of Media Arts, Science and Technology, School of Informatics); Mr. Shuta Nakamae (Master's Program in Computer Science, Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering); and Mr. Tatsuya Minagawa (College of Media Arts, Science and Technology, School of Informatics).

    An award ceremony for the James Dyson Award 2017's award winners in the country was held at NEWoMan in Shunjuku on December 6. Japan's award winning projects were exhibited at the venue. Award winners made presentations on their projects and demonstrated the practicality of their projects.

    * James Dyson Award
    The James Dyson Award has been launched by Sir James Dyson, the founder of Dyson Ltd. It is an international design award that celebrates university student invention to inspire the next generation of design engineers.

    This year marked the 12th anniversary of The James Dyson Award. Under the theme of "Design something that solves a problem", the international design competition was run in 23 countries in the world. From among more than 1,000 entries, 115 projects passed the screening process in their countries, which included the projects developed by the research group at the University of Tsukuba.

    For details, please see the following links.
    http://www.jamesdysonfoundation.jp/news/jda2017nationalwinnerannouncement/ (JP)

    https://jamesdysonaward.org/projects/telewheelchair/

    https://jamesdysonaward.org/projects/reversecave-providing-reverse-perspectives-sharing-vr-experience/

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