Prof. Hiroshi Yokoi introduces Brain Science Inspired Life Support Research Center (BLSC), the University of Electro-Communications (UEC), Japan.
Brain Science Inspired Life Support Research Center
The mission of Brain Science Inspired Life Support Research Center (BLSC) is to facilitate the innovative research and development of technologies useful for medical welfare in societies as well as for fostering researchers, engineers, and experts involved in and responsible for onsite activities, combining various research fields, such as brain science, informatics, medical engineering, ergonomics, robotics, and optics, based on UEC’s philosophy of “comprehensive communication sciences”.
Video Message from Former BLSC Director
In UEC, researchers are actively involved in various research fields, such as informatics, medical engineering, ergonomics, robotics, and optics. Recently, brain functions and engineering applications of signals from the brain have also been extensively studied. Needless to say, it is important that researchers in these different fields should come together and closely collaborate to develop technologies that facilitate medical and welfare treatments. It is also important to foster creative engineers with practical skills and who can work across different research fields. Thus, UEC launched BLSC in 2013.