KAWAI, Takashi

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KAWAI, Takashi
Waseda University
Faculty of Science and Engineering School of Fundamental Science and Engineering
Job title
Ph.D. in Human Sciences(Waseda University)
Research funding number


Takashi Kawai received Ph.D., M.A., B.A. in Human Sciences from Waseda University, in 1998, 1995, 1993.
His professional positions are follows;
1998 - 2000 School of Human Sciences, Waseda University: Research Associate
2000 - 2002 Global Information and Telecommunication Institute, Waseda University: Assistant Professor
2002 - 2008 Graduate School of Global Information and Telecommunication Studies, Waseda University: Associate Professor
2008 - Present Department of Intermedia Art and Science, School of Fundamental Sciences and Engineering, Waseda University: Professor
2008 and 2016 Institute of Behavioural Sciences, University of Helsinki: Visiting Professor

Research Interests


Research Areas


Awards & Honors

Time course of sickness symptoms with HMD viewing of 360-degree videos, Charles E. Ives Journal Award., Society for Imaging Science and Technology
Winner: J. Häkkinen,F. Ohta,T. Kawai
Effects of stereoscopic 3-D images with optical correction on asthenopia recovery, Japan Ergonomics Society Research Award, Japan Ergonomics Society
Winner: T. Shibata,T. Kawai,L. Jae-Lin,S.H. Kim,M. Otsuki,N. Miyake,Y. Yoshihara,T. Iwasaki
Development and evaluation of amusement machine using autostereoscopic 3D display, The best use of stereoscopic presentation tools, Stereoscopic Displays and Applications
Winner: T. Kawai,T. Shibata,Y. Shimizu,M. Kawata,M. Suto
The Tour of Crystal Kingdom, mobile VISUAL 2001 Best Mobile Movie Award, Mobile Content Forum
Winner: T. Kawai,A. Kawai
A multimedia content integrating stereoscopic images, binaural sounds, environmental fragrances and theatrical productions “Yakushi Nyorai”, Azusa Ono Memorial Award Artistic Category, Waseda University
Winner: T. Kawai

Published Papers

Analysis of body pressure distribution on car seats by using deep learning
R. Mitsuya,K. Kato,N. Kou,T. Nakamura,K. Sugawara,H. Dobashi,T. Sugita,T. Kawai
Applied Ergonomics   75 283-287   Feb 2019   [Refereed]
Use of smartphone-based head-mounted display devices to view a three-dimensional dissection model in a virtual reality environment: Pilot questionnaire study
Y. Masuoka,H. Morikawa,T. Kawai,T. Nakagohri
JMIR Medical Education   5(1) e11921-e11921   Jan 2019   [Refereed]
Time course of sickness symptoms with HMD viewing of 360-degree videos
J. Häkkinen,F. Ohta,T. Kawai
Journal of Imaging Science and Technology   62(2) 060403-1-060403-11   Nov 2018   [Refereed]
Augmented cross-modality: translating the physiological responses, knowledge and impression to audio-visual information in virtual reality
Y. Hirao,T. Kawai
Journal of Imaging Science and Technology   62(2) 060402-1-060402-8   Nov 2018   [Refereed]
Weight sense representation using cross-modality in virtual reality
Y. Hirao,R. Mitsuya,T. Kawai
The Journal of The Virtual Realy Society of Japan   23(4) 263-270   Nov 2018   [Refereed]

Books etc

Virtual reality filmmaking
Auth. Celine Tricart, Trans. T. Kawai, Y. Banchi
CUTT System   Sep 2018   ISBN:4877834419
Basics of stereoscopic representations
T. Kawai,H. Morikawa,K. Ohta,N. Abe
Ohmsha, Ltd.   Sep 2010   ISBN:4274068161
Cutting-edge of medical 3D content
Ed. Auth. T. Nakagori,T. Kawai,H. Morikawa
CUTT System   Apr 2007   ISBN:4877831894
Advanced media and human sciences
Ed. Auth. T. Kawai,T. Shibata
Transart   Jun 2006   ISBN:4887522967
Next Media Creator's Guide 2 - Virtual Reality Production
T. Inoue,K. Ohta,H. Morikawa,T. Kawai
CUTT System   Dec 2003   ISBN:4877831010

Conference Activities & Talks

Ergonomics in virtual reality: Guidance and PoC [Invited]
T. Kawai
IMID 2019 DIGEST,pp.65   Aug 2019   
Feature classification of skilled and unskilled persons in car driving operation
T. Sugita,R. Mitsuya,T. Torii,A. Sugiyama,K. Sugawara,H. Dobashi,T. Kawai
Proceedings of the AHFE 2018 International Conference on Human Factors in Transportation   Jan 2019   
An ergonomic evaluation of elevating the work desk: the relationship of sitting work with standing work
R. Mitsuya,K. Nakamura,T. Sugita,N. Ozawa,T. Yaita,T. Kawai
Proceedings of the AHFE 2018 International Conference on Human Factors in Transportation   Jan 2019   
Ergonomic Evaluations of Virtual Reality System and Content [Invited]
T. Kawai
IDW '18,pp.1010-1012   Dec 2018   
Ergonomic guidance for virtual reality content creation
T. Kawai,J. Häkkinen
Proceedings of the XXth Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association   Aug 2018   

Research Grants & Projects

A proof-of-concept study of augmented cross-modality in VR space
Project Year: Apr 2018 - Mar 2021
3D Virtual reality imaging system for surgical simulation and surgical planning
Project Year: Apr 2014 - Mar 2017
We used virtual reality (or augmented reality) imaging system as a novel approach to clarify the 3D surgical anatomy of the pancreas, bile duct, and major vessels. 3D virtual reality images were generated with 3D imaging software application Osiri...
Emotional enhancement and the effects of stereoscopic image content
Project Year: Apr 2013 - Mar 2016
In this research, an approach for producing functional depth sensation, to enable emotional enhancement, was proposed and examined in order to establish stereoscopic (3D) images as a new media to support entertainment and culture.Specifically, exp...
Evaluation and Representation of Tactile Movement Illusion
Project Year: Apr 2011 - Mar 2014
This research proposed the method that represents a tactile sensation using cross modal Illusion. The illusion induces a tactile movement sensation using visual and tactile stimulus. This illusion is expected to apply to the media content and huma...
A study on stereoscopic representations to examine user experience and enhance effectiveness
Project Year: Apr 2011 - Mar 2013
In this study, emotional expression as a psychological component to form user experience by stereoscopic (3D) epresentations, collation with characteristics was performed. As a case study, disparity of emotional scenes in famous 3D movies was anal...


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