The "e-skin®" is a next generation smart apparel which is a comfortable, mechanically robust, well-insulated and machine washable man-machine interface for connecting humans with the internet. Since our whole body is covered by clothes, the e-skin® is one of the most ideal interfaces to monitor our activity and vital information. In this presentation we will introduce our latest stretchable electronics technologies and their applications to healthcare and fitness.
Co-Founder & CEO of Xenoma Inc., a spun-off company from the University of Tokyo developing next-generation smart apparel "e-skin". In his career at FUJIFILM, he was engaged in new business projects as an engineer, a business developer and a project manager. After leaving FUJIFILM, he has been devoting himself to creating new social values utilizing leading-edge technologies as a freelancer working with universities and companies. He is also a researcher of Science, Technology and Society (STS) focusing on technological innovations and the future relationship between human and machine. As the practice of all activities, he joined JST/ERATO Someya Bio-Harmonized Project in the University of Tokyo as a group leader and then started Xenoma Inc. He proposes "Japan Entrepreneurship 2.0" as one of start-up eco-systems.
Xenoma develops the next-generation smart apparel 'e-skin' to provide well-being and happiness in your daily life. As it can be worn comfortably, the e-skin is one of the most ideal interfaces to monitor the user's activity and vital information unobtrusively. Founded in November 2015 as a spin-out from the University of Tokyo and collaborating with Japanese apparel manufacturing and trading companies, Xenoma works across many industries and sectors to achieve "Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Through Entertainment".