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Lab Café Front Line of Medical Research -- "Virtual Reality and Medical Technologies"

2015-2-18 (Wed) 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

As seen in the reduced prices of Oculus Rift and other virtual reality (VR) head-mounted displays and progress in programming technologies, the virtual reality market is booming. In this café, Sugimoto Maki, a researcher of mounting VR head-mounted displays in clinical practice, and Taniguchi Naoji, a programmer of VR head-mounted displays, will speak about the current state of the VR industry.
Please join us in considering the possibilities of these technologies and their influences on our lives.


  • SUGIMOTO Maki, Specially Appointed Lecturer, Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe University
  • TANIGUCHI Naoji, Programmer

Cafe master: KUBOTA Tetsu, faculty staff, CSCD, Osaka University

Supported by: Science and Technology Communication Promotion Project "Network Formation Type", Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)

  • Admission starts 30 minutes before the scheduled start time.
  • The program may be modified without notice from what is noted here.

What is Lab Café?

A major program instituted at Art Area B1, "Lab Café" is designed and implemented by the Center for the Study of Communication-Design. Lab Café is an interactive program in which participants have wide-ranging discussions on a variety of topics. The program aims to make the station a communication space in the arts and academia by taking up various themes in philosophy, art, science and technology and providing the general public with chances to be exposed to expertise on those topics.

What is Art Area B1?

The concourse of the first basement of Naniwabashi Station was set up as Art Area B1 when the Keihan Electric Railway's Nakanoshima Line was opened on October 19, 2008. Since then, the project has aimed to make the station a center of artistic communication.

Date: 2015-2-18 (Wed) 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Organizer: Art Area B1 (Osaka University, NPO Dance Box, Keihan Electric Railway), Kaitokudo for the 21st Century
Venue: Art Area B1 (Concourse, 1st basement, Naniwabashi Station, Keihan Nakanoshima Line)
Registration: Not necessary.
Contact: Center for the Study of Communication-Design, Osaka University

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