TRON Enableware Symposium

TEPS 28th

What Companies Can Do Now

Time/Date Date: Saturday, December 12, 2015 13:30 to 16:30 (tentative)
Venue Tokyo Midtown Conference [Room7] 
(9-7-2, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo) [Map
[Midtown Tower 4F]
Organizer TRON Forum
TRON Enableware Research Group
Co-sponsor Institute of Infrastructure Application of Ubiquitous Computing (IAUC) Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, Graduate School, the University of Tokyo
Admission Free (Online pre-registration is required)
Registration Please check the bottom of the following page:
The entire sessions including the presentations and Q&A are conducted in Japanese.

The progress of ICT and electronics is essential to promote the employment of physically-challenged people.
Thanks to the long-standing research and development for "reading," "writing" and "listening," various types of devices and software have become commercially available to support the physically-challenged, so they can participate in many autonomous activities for general desk work and communication now.

The arrival of the recent high-accuracy positioning technology has added "mobility" for the support. For example, visually-challenged people can move freely by themselves in their offices and the guest room of an office they have never visited before.

The autonomous mobile technology which has been developed by TRON Project and the approaches that use such a technology by private sector are introduced in this symposium. The panel discusses the support for the employment of physically-challenged people which companies can provide now.


13:00 Reception
13:30 - 14:30

Keynote Speech "What Companies Can Do Now"

Ken Sakamura
(TRON Enableware Research Group leader / Director of YRP Ubiquitous Networking Laboratory / Professor of Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, the University of Tokyo)

14:30 - 14:50 Intermission
14:50 - 16:30

Panel Session

Tomoko Ohshima (Principal Advisor, National Technology Office, Microsoft Japan Co., Ltd.)
Akiyoshi Takamura (Managing Director, Division of Braille Translation for Entrance Examination, National Association of Upper Secondary School Principals)
Ken Sakamura

16:30 Closing