Essential Engineering & Technology for Global LeadersⅠto begin on October 7, 2014

Prof. Tripette  The global leaders who make innovation happen should have basic knowledge of associated field (especially physics, mathematics and information science) enough to find new programs and solve them, in addition to high degree of professionalism. “Minor Course of Science and Technology for Global Leaders” have a coursework to enhance basic knowledge (Innovation Creation Fundamental Courses).
  “Essential Engineering & Technology for Global Leaders Ⅰ” will be offered. This is a lecture for students who are in “Minor Course of Science and Technology for Global Leaders”. But all master’s & doctoral students can take it if you have interest. The lecture will be conducted in English.

Lecture Objective

   Engineering is a broad topic. This course focuses on health technologies, especially the ones able to play a beneficial role in the prevention of non-communicable diseases and the extension of healthy life expectancy. The health care industry traditionally provides lots of opportunities for technological innovations. The recent development of mobile health technologies might change preventive medicine. They offer continuous monitoring features and frequent feedbacks for the user. They also provide distance intervention / communication tools for health professionals. Therefore, they might be able to induce healthier lifestyles.
   First, students will increase their knowledge on some medical technologies and outcomes that are traditionally used for the surveillance of non-communicable diseases. Then, they will focus on new home-based and mobile technologies, which provide development opportunities for engineers and contribute to the field of health science.

Lecture Outline

Subject Essential Engineering & Technology for Global Leaders Ⅰ   [14S1005]
Instructor Tripette, Julien  (Project Associate Professor of Ochanomizu University)
Target Audience Graduate Students
Location Inter-Faculty Building 1, R-404
Lecture Schedule Date & Time Theme of Lecture
Tue., October 7, 10:40 – 12:10
  1. Guidance
  2. Prevention of non-communicable diseases: opportunities for innovation
  3. Understanding my health check: physiological indexes and assessment methods
  4. Body composition: assessment methods and determination of normal values
  5. Physical Fitness: assessment methods
  6. Vascular function: review of some assessment methods
  7. Monitoring physical activity
  8. Accelerometry and lifestyle interventions
  9. Mobile phone “apps”, “lifelogs” and other wearables
  10. Video games for health promotion
  11. Video games for balance training
  12. Designing healthy interiors
  13. Mobile health technology: legal issues
  14. Presentations
  15. Synthesis and conclusions
Tue., October 14, 10:40 – 12:10
Tue., October 21, 10:40 – 12:10
Tue., October 28, 10:40 – 12:10
Tue., November 4, 10:40 – 12:10
Tue., November 11, 10:40 – 12:10
Tue., November 18, 10:40 – 12:10
Tue., November 25, 10:40 – 12:10
Tue., December 2, 10:40 – 12:10
Tue., December 9, 10:40 – 12:10
Tue., December 16, 10:40 – 12:10
Tue., January 6, 10:40 – 12:10
Tue., January 13, 10:40 – 12:10
Tue., January 20, 10:40 – 12:10
Tue., January 27, 10:40 – 12:10

NOTICE: Students are expected to come in class with a laptop (or any other equipment allowing literature search and having an office suite).
Lecture Brochure


To take this lecture, you need to register through Ochanomizu University’s web registration. The registration process is same as for other lectures in Fall Semester 2014.
Registration Period: October 1 through 14
If you cannot register during above period, please contact Academic Affairs Office in Student Affairs Building.


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