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Osaka City University
Graduate School of Human Life Science, Human Life Science Course
Doctor of Medicine, Master of Engineering

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Professor, Graduate School of Human Life Science, Osaka City University
Oct 1992
Mar 2004
Associate Professor, Faculty of Human Life Sceience, Osaka City University
Apr 1987
Sep 1992
Assistant, Faculty of Engineering, Chiba University
Apr 1980
Mar 1987
Assistant, School of Medicine, Nihon University


Graduate School, Division of Engineering, Chiba University
Industrial Design, Graduate School, Division of Engineering, Chiba University
Faculty of Engineering, Chiba University

Awards & Honors

Children's comprehension of hierarchical GUI menu operations, Research encouragement award, Japan Ergonomics Society
Winner: Fumiko Sakano, Akira Okada
Physiological and psychological measurements of emotional state using various types of video content during TV viewing, Outstanding Paper Commendation, IEEE Consumer Electronics
Winner: Kiyomi Sakamoto, Shigeo Asahara, Kuniko Yamashita, Akira Okada

Published Papers

Influence of viewing distance and size of TV on visual fatigue and feeling of involvement
Kiyomi Sakamoto, Shigeo Asahara, Kuniko Yamashita, and Akira Okada
Journal of Human Ergology   41 17-30   2013   [Refereed]
Kiyomi Sakamoto, Shoichi Aoyama, Shigeo Asahara, Kuniko Yamashita, Akira Okada
Journal of Human Ergology   39(1) 1-13   2010   [Refereed]
Shin-ichiro Hamano, Noboru Goto, Takahiro Nara, Akira Okada, Kihei Maekawa
Early Human Development   48 25-235   1997   [Refereed]
Takahiro Nara, Noboru Goto, Shin-ichiro Hamano, Akira Okad
Brain & Development   18 35-39   1996   [Refereed]
Distribution of Amyloid Bodies in the Aged Human Vestibulocochlear Nerve.
Mayumi FUJII, Noboru GOTO, Akira OKADA, Akinori KIDA & Kyozo KIKUCHI
Acta Oto-Laryngologica   116 566-571   1996   [Refereed]


Age-related changes in human physical characteristics and human-centered design for the aged.
Japanese Journal of Physiological Anthropology   6(2) 5-10   2001
Application of motorbehavior function data to designing for the aged
Proceedings of the International Workshop on Gerontechnology   121-124   2001
Trends of universal design
Journal of the Japan Research Association for Textile End-Uses   42(2) 20-25   2001
Ergonomic approach in the development of new shampoo system
Journal of Human Life Engineering   1(1) 34-41   2000
Applications of human characteristics in universal design
Research Center of Human Quality Life   2(1) 4-7   2000

Books etc

Ergonomics Trends from the East
OKADA Akira (Part:Contributor, Future directions in universal design of everyday products)
CRC Press Taylor & Francis Group   2010   
Handbook of standards and guidelines in ergonomics and human factors
OKADA Akira, et al (Part:Contributor, Practical universal design guidelines: A new proposal)
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers   2006   
Measurements of motor behavior for industrial design applications
Recearch Center of Human Quality Life   2001   
Methods of User Interface Design Based on Applied Ergonomics
kaibundo   1999   
Topics on Design.
Gihodo   1993   

Conference Activities & Talks

Breathing pattern and muscle sympathetic nerve activity while the deep breathing
Kazuhiko Yamashita, Akira Okada, Kuniko Yamashita, Hisazumi Nakai, Hiroshi Nakajo, Tsuyoshi Wadazumi, Kanji Watanabe, Hisayo Yokoyama, Hitoshi Watanabe
JPFSM   2017   
Influence on autonomic nervous response of different cutaneous stimulation with expiratory
Kazuhiko Yamashita, Akira Okada, Kuniko Yamashita, Hitoshi Watanab
The journal of Physical Fitness and Sports Medicin   2016   
Effect of display resolution on brain activity and physical and mental stress when using a tablet
K. Sakamoto, Y. Tanaka, K. Yamashita, and A. Okada
The 20th IEEE International Symposium on Consumer Electronics,   2016   
Influence of display resolution on brain activity and task workload
K. Sakamoto, Y. Tanaka, K. Yamashita and A. Okada
The 16th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction(HCI) International 2016   2016   
Influence of display resolution on psychophysiological state while viewing content: a comparison between age groups
K. Sakamoto, S. Sakashita, K. Yamashita, and A. Okada
IEEE ISCE2015 Proceedings of The 19th IEEE International Symposium on Consumer Electronics (ISCE 2015)   2015   


Study of motion and posture in the aged
1998 - 1999
Study on the usability of refrigerator
Improvements of the measurement methods for human motion characteristics
1998 - 1999
Physiological estimation for actions of dairy life

Research Grants & Projects

Human Interface in the Man-tool Enviroment System.
Stereology in Nervous System.