Name

KURAKATA, Kenji

Official Title

Professor

Affiliation

(School of Human Sciences)

Contact Information

Mail Address

Mail Address(Others)
sound.and.hearing@gmail.com

URL

Web Page URL

http://researchmap.jp/read0166286/

https://staff.aist.go.jp/kurakata-k/index-j.html

https://waseda.pure.elsevier.com/ja/persons/kenji-kurakata/publications/

Grant-in-aids for Scientific Researcher Number
90356931
ORCID ID
0000-0002-7743-9500

Sub-affiliation

Sub-affiliation

Faculty of Human Sciences(e-School (Internet Degree Program), School of Human Sciences)

Faculty of Human Sciences(Graduate School of Human Sciences)

Research Council (Research Organization)/Affiliated organization(Global Education Center)

Educational background・Degree

Educational background

1982/04 -1985/03 Waseda University Senior High School
1985/04 -1989/03 Waseda University Faculty of Literature
1989/04 -1994/03 Osaka University Graduate School of Human Sciences

Degree

Ph.D. Coursework Osaka University

Career

1991/01-1994/03Japan Society for the Promotion of ScienceDoctoral Course Student (DC1)
1994/04-1996/03Japan Society for the Promotion of SciencePostdoctoral Fellow (PD)
1996/04-2000/12Ministry of International Trade and IndustryAgency of Industrial Science and Technology, Natl. Inst. of Bioscience and Human‐TechnologyResearcher, Senior Researcher
2001/01-2015/03National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and TechnologySenior Researcher, Research Group Leader
2015/04-2016/09National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)Intellectual Property and Standardization Promotion DivisionCouncilor
2016/10-2017/03National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)Human Informatics Research InstitutePrincipal Research Manager
2007/10-2017/03Sophia UniversityFaculty of Science and TechnologyGuest Professor

Academic Society Joined

Japan Ergonomics Society

The Acoustical Society of Japan

Institute of Noise Control Engineering, Japan

Japan Audiological Society

The Japanese Psychological Association

OfficerCareer(Outside the campus)

ISO/TC 159 "Ergonomics"/WG 2 "Ergonomics for people with special requirements"Secretary
ISO/TC 159 "Ergonomics"/SC 4/WG 10 "Accessible design for consumer products"Convenor
ISO/TC 173 "Assistive products"/SC 7 "Assistive products for persons with impaired sensory functions"Chair

Award

The Awaya Prize Young Researcher Award from the Acoustical Society of Japan

1996/03Conferment Institution:The Acoustical Society of Japan

The Sato Prize Paper Award from the Acoustical Society of Japan

2007/03Conferment Institution:The Acoustical Society of Japan

Title:Hearing threshold for pure tones above 20 kHz

Award Winner(Group):K. Ashihara, K. Kurakata, T. Mizunami, and K. Matsushita

Research Field

Keywords

Gerontechnology,Noise measurement and evaluation

Paper

Standards development in working groups of ISO/TC 43 "Acoustics"

K. Kurakata

The Journal of the Acoustical Society of Japan Invitation Yes 74(1) p.22 - 282018/01-

Detail

ISSN:0369-4232

AIST Database on Human Sensory Abilities for Older People and People with Disabilities

N. Itoh, K. Sagawa, and K. Kurakata

The Japanese Journal of Ergonomics Invitation Yes 54(2) p.49 - 552018/04-2018/04

Detail

Publish Classification:Research paper (scientific journal) ISSN:0549-4974

Outline:National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, AIST has been developing a database on human sensory abilities of older people and people with disabilities for the development of international and/or national standards related to accessible design as well as for direct use in industry in developing human-centered design for those people. This article introduces an overview of the database with its scope and history of the development.

Research Grants & Projects

Grant-in-aids for Scientific Research Adoption Situation

Research Classification:

Early detection and risk-factor analysis of headphone/earphone hearing loss by improving the extended high-frequency audiometry

2018/-0-2023/-0

Allocation Class:¥4420000

Research Classification:

Development of an on-site evaluation tool for auditory guide signal in public spaces

2013/-0-2016/-0

Allocation Class:¥17290000

Research Classification:

Modeling of auditory perception for noise evalation based on loudness-perception characteristics of older adults

2012/-0-2015/-0

Allocation Class:¥3640000

Research Classification:

Effects of aging on absolute pitch perception: Psychophysical experiments and computational models

2012/-0-2017/-0

Allocation Class:¥45760000

Research Classification:

New design method for auditory signal to present direction to a destination point in public space

Allocation Class:¥16770000

Research Classification:

Evaluation n method of aural environment and development of method for presentation of auditory signals for older persons and persons with disabilities

Allocation Class:¥12710000

On-campus Research System

Special Research Project

高齢者の感覚・身体特性データ及び製品等の改善ニーズの体系的収集

2017

Research Results Outline:The aim of this study was to collect literature data on various human abiliThe aim of this study was to collect literature data on various human abilities for young and older adults. The human abilit...The aim of this study was to collect literature data on various human abilities for young and older adults. The human abilities here included sensory (e.g., seeing, hearing, and touching), physical (both static and dynamic characteristics), and cognitive ones (e.g., memory, attention, and reaction time). After being sorted and organized properly, the collected data will be used effectively by designers when they design products, services, and environments that are suitable for all people including senior citizens. Part of the study will continue another five years, supported by a Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, JSPS.

Lecture Course

Course TitleSchoolYearTerm
Introduction to Health Science and Social WelfareSchool of Human Sciences2020spring quarter
Introduction to Human Infomatics and Cognitive SciencesSchool of Human Sciences2020spring quarter
Psychological Experiments ASchool of Human Sciences2020spring quarter
Psychological Experiments ASchool of Human Sciences2020fall quarter
GerontechnologySchool of Human Sciences2020spring semester
Seminar I(Gerontechnology)School of Human Sciences2020spring semester
Seminar II (Gerontechnology)School of Human Sciences2020fall semester
Introduction to Health Science and Social WelfareSchool of Human Sciences (Online Degree Program)2020fall quarter
Introduction to Human Infomatics and Cognitive SciencesSchool of Human Sciences (Online Degree Program)2020fall quarter
GerontechnologySchool of Human Sciences (Online Degree Program)2020fall semester
GerontechnologyGraduate School of Human Sciences2020spring semester
GerontechnologyGraduate School of Human Sciences2020fall semester
Gerontechnology(1)Graduate School of Human Sciences2020spring semester
Gerontechnology(1)Graduate School of Human Sciences2020fall semester
Gerontechnology(2)Graduate School of Human Sciences2020spring semester
Gerontechnology(2)Graduate School of Human Sciences2020fall semester
GerontechnologyGraduate School of Human Sciences2020fall quarter
Gerontechnology(D) AGraduate School of Human Sciences2020spring semester
Gerontechnology(D) BGraduate School of Human Sciences2020fall semester
Understanding and Support for Persons with DisabilitiesGlobal Education Center2020winter quarter