President Toshi Osawa of Kanazawa Institute of Technology and President Zenji Miura of Ricoh Corporation (Chuo-ku, Tokyo) visited the Governor of Ishikawa Prefecture on April 2016, 4 and announced plans to establish a collaborative research base in Kanazawa. From 5, we will promote joint development of "spine meter" and "magnetoencephalogram".This will be the company's first healthcare business.
Kanazawa Institute of Technology and Ricoh started joint research on biomagnetic measurement in 2014.We have been researching and developing a "spine meter" that can observe the function of the spinal nerve from outside the body.Furthermore, on April 2016, 4, Ricoh took over the "magnetoencephalogram" business, which measures neural activity in the brain, from Yokogawa Electric, and decided to jointly develop both.
The spinometer won the nano tech grand prize at the 15th International Nanotechnology Exhibition and Technology Conference as a device that can accurately diagnose the causative site of symptoms such as paralysis and numbness of limbs without damaging the body.A magnetoencephalograph measures a small amount of magnetism in the brain without pain or pain and "visualizes" the transmission of nerve activity in the brain, and is used for diagnosis of epilepsy.
The high-sensitivity magnetic sensor (SQUID), which is the core of biomagnetic measurement systems such as spinometers and magnetoencephalograms, has been developed by the Institute for Advanced Electronic Technology, Kanazawa Institute of Technology.By providing advanced imaging technology, Ricoh aims to provide users such as doctors and researchers with the data recorded by these devices in an easy-to-understand manner.
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