TRON Enableware Symposium

TEPS 32nd

Disaster Medicine in the age of the IoT +AI
Time/Date Saturday, December 7, 2019 14:00 to 17:00 (open at 13:30)
Venue Akabanedai Campus, INIAD Hall, Toyo University [Access]
Organizer TRON Forum
TRON Enableware Research Group
Co-sponsor collaboration Hub for University and Business (cHUB), Faculty of Information Networking for Innovation And Design (INIAD), Toyo University
Institute of Infrastructure Application of Ubiquitous Computing (IAUC)
Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, the University of Tokyo
Special Sponsoring Organizations Daiwa House Group / eSOL Co., Ltd. / Google Cloud Japan G.K. / KYOCERA Communication Systems Co., Ltd. / Meico Electronic Co.,Ltd. / Mobileye, An Intel company / NEC Corporation / PASCO CORPORATION / Personal Media Corporation / SATO HOLDINGS CORPORATION / TNP Partners Corporation / Tokyo Midtown / Toshiba Electronic Device Solutions Corporation / Ubiquitous Computing Technology Corporation / YAZAKI CORPORATION / Yokosuka Telecom Research Park, Inc.


Large scale disasters such as earthquakes and typhoons need a quick medical care of many injured people in a short time to save their lives. Disaster medicine, i.e. medical care during and after disasters is mainly handled by rapid deployment medical teams, such as Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) and Japan Medical Association Team (JMAT), that are sent to the afflicted area and regional hospitals designated as disaster-relief centers by the national government. There is a chance of improving disaster medicine by introducing the IoT and AI technologies into the dis-aster-afflicted area.

TEPS invited Naoto Morimura M.D. Ph.D., professor of the Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo this year. Pro f. Morimura has been involved many disaster medicine cases in and outside Japan including the disaster medicine after the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. He serves as the chairperson of Academic Joint Committee of Emergency Medical Preparedness during Tokyo Olympic/Paralympic 2020.
Through Prof. Morimura’s speech and panel discussion that followed, we could deepen our understanding of the role of IoT and AI technologies for disaster medicine and how we can take advantage of them.