BMK Hiroshima University and Kitahiroshima Town, Aiming for “Mental Health DX”, Starting Demonstration Experiments to Identify Individual Differences in Stress and Resilience

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Hiroshima University and Kitahiroshima Town, Aiming for “Mental Health DX”, Started Demonstration Experiments to Identify Individual Differences in Stress and Resilience
Developing a “mental management and comprehensive analysis tool” that visualizes individual sensibilities to realize mental health DX
The group led by Associate Professor Takafumi Sasaoka of the National University Corporation Hiroshima University (President: Mitsuo Ochi) Brain, Mind and Kansei Science Research Center (BMK Center) has full cooperation from the town of Kitahiroshima (Mayor: Hiroshi Mineno). And, in the same town, we will start a demonstration experiment to realize “mental health DX by visualizing sensibility”.
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In recent years, it has been attracting attention as a social problem, and in order to prevent the deterioration of mental health
(depression, anxiety, etc.) and self-care, which is accelerating due to the corona crisis, it is necessary to simply understand the stress state of individuals and the characteristics of resilience to stress. should be visualized in
In this research, we will conduct a demonstration experiment to develop a “mental management and integrated analysis tool” that visualizes the stress state and resilience characteristics of individuals using smartphones and smart watches.
If this result can be implemented in a smartphone app, anyone will be able to easily check their mental health status, leading to
appropriate care.
This project was supported by the JST “COI Program 2022 Acceleration Support” project, and was carried out as part of the “Social implementation of Kansei integrated analysis package DX that contributes to the Well-Being society” led by Associate Professor Sasaoka. We are receiving cooperation from Kitahiroshima Town, Ad-Dice, and Ochaios.
[Outline of the experiment]
So far, we have conducted various laboratory experiments on students at Hiroshima University, such as brain measurements and physiological measurements to visualize sensibility. This time, in addition to conducting such experiments outside the laboratory with the
cooperation of people of a wide range of ages, we will also analyze daily vital data and question-and-answer data about emotions. In this way, we aim to identify indicators that lead to the visualization of daily changes in sensitivity and mental health using devices that can be used on a daily basis at home, such as smartwatches and
smartphones.
[Comment from Associate Professor Sasaoka, Hiroshima University] [Image 2

BMK Center Associate Professor: Takashi Sasaoka
We have been conducting research on “visualization of kansei” for nine years in the JST project COI STREAM. We have developed a number of tools to visualize the state of sensibility such as excitement and anxiety, but they have not reached the stage of full-scale social implementation. Once again, I would like to express my gratitude to Kitahiroshima-cho for their cooperation in conducting demonstration experiments for social implementation with people of various ages. One of the themes of this demonstration experiment is “Digital Transformation (DX)”. If the goal of this demonstration experiment is achieved, it will be possible to do things that are currently only possible in laboratories using expensive equipment, but can be done “easily”, “routinely”, and “obviously” using smartphones and other devices in the future. spreads. For example, I would like to take steps to realize a society in which people can “get in shape” as easily as “getting dressed while looking in the mirror in the morning.”
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Subject wearing an electroencephalograph (image)
[Comment from Kitahiroshima Mayor Mino]
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Mayor of Kitahiroshima: Hiroshi Minano
Kitahiroshima Town is promoting DX initiatives to solve regional issues and enrich the lives of townspeople by utilizing optical high-speed communication networks and digital technology.
In the age of 100-year lifespans, extending healthy life expectancy is a major issue. We believe that it is very important to be healthy in mind and body so that each and every one of the townspeople can shine. This demonstration experiment is particularly focused on “mental health.” Originally, people’s sensibilities and emotions were not something to “see”, but something to “feel” and “guess”. However, due to recent technological innovations and research by Hiroshima University, we are approaching a future that can be predicted. I think it is very significant that such advanced technology research is conducted in this hilly and mountainous area. I have high hopes that this initiative will lead to the happiness of the townspeople and of mankind.
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Briefing session at the Kitahiroshima government office: At the town mayor’s office
[Relevant HP]
〇Kitahiroshima Town https://www.town.kitahiroshima.lg.jp/
〇Hiroshima University BMK Center https://bmk.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/ 〇 About ad-dice https://ad-dice.com/
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〇 About Okeios https://www.okeios.co.jp/
A company that provides a blockchain-based information distribution platform that connects fragmented information in the health and medical fields and applications that work with it. We have patented technologies such as original data collateral and consent control using blockchain technology.
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[About Mirai Health Handbook https://miraikenko.jp/]
The Mirai Health Handbook was developed by the Kansei Innovation Base (Kansei COI Base)*1 (current BMK Center) where spiritual value grows in collaboration with various departments throughout the university, including hospitals, research, and administrative departments. It is a comprehensive health app that we are working on. This app was released in January 2022 by renewing the “Mirai Kenko App” that was worked on in the “Hiroshima Sandbox Project”.
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*1 From 2013 to 2021, it was adopted by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology’s “Innovative Innovation Creation Program (COI STREAM)”, with core bases (Hiroshima University, Mazda), NIPS satellite bases (National Institute for Physiological Sciences, NTT Data Institute of Management Consulting), Optical creation satellite bases (Shizuoka University, Hamamatsu Photonics) worked together to research sensitivity and implement it in society. [Contact]
Please use the inquiry form on the Hiroshima University Brain, Mind and Kansei Science Research Center (BMK Center) website.
BMK Center inquiry form: https://bmk.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/contact/ [Image 9d110634-1-45210cba7e3ab71d59d1-7.jpg&s3=110634-1-bf617f62822fccfa7d9871f1edfc2d9b-650x150.jpg

Details about this release:
https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000001.000110634.html


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