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SATOSHI MURAKI Last modified date:2017.04.28

Professor / Physiological Anthropology
Department of Human Science
Faculty of Design


Graduate School
Undergraduate School


E-Mail
Homepage
http://www.design.kyushu-u.ac.jp/~muraki/
Homepage for Laboratory of Ergonomics for all ages and abilities

http://www.design.kyushu-u.ac.jp/~muraki/eng.html .
Academic Degree
Ph.D.
Field of Specialization
Erogonomics, Exercise Physiology
Outline Activities
I investigate human beings, products, and life environment from the view point of ergonomics and exercise physiology. Our special interests are to scientifically design devices with universal designs, that help and assist individuals with physical disabilities and the Elderly, preventing falls, creating a barrier-free environment, and promoting a healthy lifestyle for them. I have been and are collaborating with some private and large Japanese companies, with regards to achieving the above mentioned goals.
Research
Research Interests
  • Physiological Anthropology Research Center
    keyword : Physiological Anthropology, Active Life
    2015.10~2017.03.
  • The assessment of muscle fatigue and strength by muscle tightness using new ultrasound technique
    keyword : Muscle tightness, Muslce strength, Musucle fatigue, Ultrasound
    2007.03~2010.03The assessment of muscle fatigue and strength by muscle tightness using new ultrasound technique..
  • The development and assessment of the measuring system for muscle cross-sectional images for the Elderly and individuals with physical disabilities using ultrasound
    keyword : Muscle, Ultrasound
    2006.04~2015.03The development and assessment of the measuring system for muscle cross-sectional images for the elderly and individuals with physical disabilities using ultrasound..
  • Living environment and equipment for elderly and individuals with physical disability on the basis of their movement and physical activity
    keyword : Living environment, Equipment, Elderly, Physical disability
    2004.04~2015.03Live environmental and equipment for elderly and individuals with physical disability on the basis of their movement and physical activity.
  • A proposal of preferable methods to use assiting equipments, based on scientific evidence.
    keyword : Wheelchair, Assiting equipment
    2005.04~2010.03Investigation of wheelchair pushing technique for wheelchair riding comfort. The operability of a lightweight wheelchair made from incombustible magnesium alloy. .
  • Ergonomics of walking in elderly
    keyword : Ergonomics. Walking, Elderly
    2003.04~2015.03Ergonomics of walking in elderly.
  • A proposal for a universal design for household appliances and small electrical devices from the viewpoints of human motion.
    keyword : Universal design, Ergonomics
    2003.12~2008.03A proposal for a universal design for household appliances and small electrical devices from the viewpoints of human motion. .
  • A strategy in preventing falls at homes for the Elderly.
    keyword : Fall, Home, Elderly
    2003.12~2008.03A strategy in preventing falls at homes for the elderly.
  • A proposal for a desirable gradient of slope for all users.
    keyword : Barrier free environment, Slope, Wheelchair, Elderly
    2002.07~2007.03A proposal for a desirable gradient of longitudinal slope for all users..
  • A strategy for maintaining physical fitness in the elderly and wheelchair users.
    keyword : Elderly, Wheelchair, Physical fitness
    2002.04~2005.03A strategy for maintaining physical fitness in the elderly and wheelchair users. .
Academic Activities
Papers
1. Muraki S, Fornusek C, Raymond J, Davis GM, Muscle oxygenation during prolonged electrical stimulation-evoked cycling in paraplegics. , Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 32(3):463-472 , 2007.06.
2. Muraki S, Tsunawake N, Yamasaki M, Limitation of muscle deoxygenation in the triceps during incremental arm cranking in women, European Journal of Applied Physiology, 91, 2-3, 91:246-252, 2004.04.
Educational
Social
Professional and Outreach Activities
I investigate human beings, products, and life environment from the view point of ergonomics and exercise physiology. My special interest is to scientifically design assisting devices, universal design, barrier-free environment, health promotion, and fall prevention for individuals with physical disability and elderly.
I have been collaborating with some Japanese private and large companies and approaching above mentioned subjects..