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NOTO HIROKO Last modified date:2024.05.01

Lecturer / Clinical and Fundamental Nursing
Department of Health Sciences
Faculty of Medical Sciences

Graduate School
Undergraduate School

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Field of Specialization
Fundamental Nursing Ergonomics
Outline Activities
We are conducting research from the viewpoints of nursing science and ergonomics on technologies, objects, environments, and systems to improve safety and comfort in nursing and care settings, to promote the health of people of all ages, and to implement effective nursing education. We target a wide range of age groups, from the young to the elderly, and approach the subject from both the perspective of those who provide care and those who receive care. In addition, we will capture a variety of situations from nursing and nursing care settings to the local living environment. In particular, we aim to make proposals based on objective indicators and scientific evidence for nursing techniques, nursing and welfare equipment, the environment of nursing sites, extending healthy life expectancy, and preventing and reducing the burden of nursing care.
Research Interests
  • Health Needs Implementation Measures and Its Ergonomics among the Nursing Workforce
    keyword : Health care professionals, nursing profession, physical health, well-being, ergonomic issues
  • Ergonomics using sensors- Development of a system to measure, validate and evaluate of nursing situations
    keyword : sensor, ergonomics, contact pressure
  • Evaluation of motion sense and daily life movement for fall prevention of elderly people
    keyword : motion sense fall prevention
  • Development in the wearable device which can estimate fall risk of elderly person at home
    keyword : fall risk, elderly person, wearable device
  • Resilience design study in the disaster area
    keyword : Disaster, Resilience design
  • A proposal of the standard form wheelchair whose safety and ease of operation improve
    keyword : Wheelchair, Elderly, Tipping lever, Step
  • A strategy for Injury prevention of Elderly in the case of Fall
    keyword : Fall, Elderly, Injury prevention
  • Front and Rear Wheel Operation Indexes for Wheelchair Helpers Navigating Steps that Considers both the User’s Riding Comfort and the Helper’s Physical Strain
    keyword : Wheelchair, Elderly, Step, comfort, Physical Strain
  • Standards for Step Height for Wheelchair Helpers Navigating Steps.
    keyword : Wheelchair, Elderly, Barrier free environment, Step, comfort
  • Slope gradients and wheelchair pushing technique that considers both the helper and the person in the wheelchair
    keyword : Wheelchair, Elderly, Barrier free environment, Slope, comfort
  • Influence of wheelchair pushing speed on riding comfort and the physical strain on helpers
    keyword : wheelchair, transportation, comfort, physical strain
Academic Activities
1. Hiroko Noto, Satoshi Muraki, Standards for Step Height and Font Wheel Operation Indexes for Wheelchair Helpers Navigating Steps, ICIC Express Letters , An International Journal of Research and Survey, ICIC International, 6, 11, 2901-2907, 2012.11.
Membership in Academic Society
  • Japan Society Nursing Reseach
  • Japan Academy of Nursing Education
  • Japanese Society of Nursing Art and Science
  • Japan Ergonomics Society
  • Japanese Nursing Ergonomics Society
  • Japan Academy of Nursing Science
  • Biomedical Fuzzy Systems Association
  • Human Ergology society