IBRC2020, 17th International Biophilia Rehabilitation Conference, April 7-10, 2020 USMF "Nicolaie Testimitanu", Moldova
 
 

Greetings to 17th IBRC in Republic of Moldova



Prof. Toshiyuki Tanaka
Department of Applied Physics and Physico-Informatics Faculty of Science and Technology,
Keio University, Yohohama

It is a great pleasure to held the 17th International Biophilia Rehabilitation Conference on 7-10 April, 2020, in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova. I am Toshiyuki Tanaka, chairperson of Biophilia Rehabilitation Academy in Japan. I am part of the Faculty of Science and Technology at Keio University, which is a long-established private institution founded in Japan in 1858 by Yukichi Fukuzawa. Keio University is well known to researchers worldwide for the students and professors who produce high-quality research.
My research field is image analysis and machine learning, including medical image processing and computer-aided diagnosis. In recent years, hospitals have seen increases in the number of patients, in step with the aging of the population. Modern medical devices such as fMRI, fNIRS, and X-ray CT support the work of doctors, and the precision of diagnosis has risen markedly. However, it seems that the burdens on doctors have remained as big issue. We are developing a diagnosis support system using medical image processing in order to reduce their burdens.
We have promoted the construction of new rehabilitation system that one physical therapist treats several patients with easy devices, which was called “Takizawa method”. The international Biophilia Rehabilitation Academy (IBRA), which is a sisterhood institute of BRA in Japan, has worldwide revolved the promotion of new rehabilitation system. According to the recognized standings of our works, we had an invitation as the invited speakers from the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine World Congress 2019 (ISPRM 2019). Our activities are expected to bring about major innovations in the near future.
Through a workshop and research exchange, we hope that the workshop will provide the opportunity to introduce important innovations in the field of the rehabilitation.