2021 IEEE 2nd Global Conference on Life Sciences and Technologies

LifeTech 2021 | Nara Royal Hotel, Nara, Japan | March 9-11, 2021

Awards

This year, LifeTech 2021 Technical Program Committee made a list of nominations based on their review scores and comments from session chairs and recommended it to the Award, Poster, and Demo Chairs. The chairs reviewed the nominated papers again and selected the winners based on their contributions to the conference field. IEEE LifeTech 2021 is excited to announce the winners of the Excellent Paper Awards for Oral Presentations, Poster Presentations, and Demo! Presentations.

Congratulations to the following LifeTech 2021 Award recipients!

Awards for Oral Presentation

1st Prize, IEEE LifeTech 2021 Excellent Paper Award for Oral Presentation
  • Kenta Yoshii and Masafumi Nishimura (Shizuoka University, Japan); Kimura Daiki (IBM Research - Tokyo, Japan); Akihiro Kosugi (IBM Research, Japan); Kaoru Shinkawa and Toshiro Takase (IBM Research - Tokyo, Japan); Masatomo Kobayashi (IBM Research – Tokyo, Japan); Yasunori Yamada (IBM Research, Japan); Miyuki Nemoto, Ryohei Watanabe and Eriko Tsukada (University of Tsukuba Hospita, Japan); Miho Ota, Kiyotaka Nemonoto and Teesuaki Arai (University of Tsukuba Hospital, Japan); Shinji Higashi (Tokyo Medeical University Ibaraki Medical Center, Japan):
    "A Study for Detecting Mild Cognitive Impairment by Analyzing Conversations with Humanoid Robots"
2nd Prize, IEEE LifeTech 2021 Excellent Paper Award for Oral Presentation
  • Yan Watequlis Syaifudin (Okayama University & Politeknik Negeri Malang, Japan); Nobuo Funabiki (Okayama University, Japan):
    "Performance Investigation of Unit Testing in Android Programming Learning Assistance System"
3rd Prize, IEEE LifeTech 2021 Excellent Paper Awards for Oral Presentation
  • Ryosuke Harakawa, Kazuma Ohtomo, Koki Takahashi, Yoko Matsuda and Masahiro Iwahashi (Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan):
    "Hierarchical Clustering of Natural Disaster Images Using Visual Features"
  • Chiharu Ishii (Hosei University, Japan):
    "Exoskeleton-type Power Assist Suit for Lifting Assistance and Walking Support"
IEEE LifeTech 2021 Outstanding Paper Awards for Oral Presentation
  • Samuel F Budd (Imperial College London, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Arno Blaas (University of Oxford, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Adrienne Hoarfrost (Rutgers University, USA); Kia Khezeli (Cornell University, USA); Krittika D'Silva (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Frank Soboczenkski (King's College London, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Graham Mackintosh (NASA Advanced Supercomputing Division, USA); Nicholas Chia and John Kalantari (Mayo Clinic, USA):
    "Prototyping CRISP: A Causal Relation and Inference Search Platform applied to Colorectal Cancer Data"
  • Parinya Punpongsanon and Hiroki Ishizuka (Osaka University, Japan):
    "EdiSensor: Facilitating Food Electricity for Eating Habits Analysis"

Student Awards for Oral Presentation

1st Prize, IEEE LifeTech 2021 Excellent Student Paper Award for Oral Presentation
  • Akihiro Nakamura, Yasuyuki Suzuki, Shunpei Yano and Taishin Nomura (Osaka University, Japan):
    "EEG Activity Related to Decrease in Persistency of Gait Cycle Variability during Distracted Walking"
2nd Prize, IEEE LifeTech 2021 Excellent Student Paper Award for Oral Presentation
  • Saya Takada, Ren Togo, Takahiro Ogawa and Miki Haseyama (Hokkaido University, Japan):
    "Question Answering from Brain Activity Data via Decoder Based on Neural Networks"
3rd Prize, IEEE LifeTech 2021 Excellent Student Paper Award for Oral Presentation
  • Koshiro Maeda, Isao Kurebayashi, Nobuyoshi Komuro and Keita Hirai (Chiba University, Japan):
    "A Study on Time Series Analysis of Environmental Data for Predetecting Emotional Conditions"
IEEE LifeTech 2021 Outstanding Student Paper Awards for Oral Presentation
  • Kenji Tsukamoto, Tatsuo Nakajima and Kota Gushima (Waseda University, Japan):
    "Investigating a Method to Reduce Japanese People's Embarrassment in Using Voice Inputs"
  • Ryoko Nino (Nagoya University, Japan); Takayuki Nishio (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan); Tutomu Murase (Nagoya University, Japan):
    "Throughput Measurement for IEEE 802.11ad with Various Obstacles and Reflectors by Real Machines"
  • Eishin Kirikane and Kenji Ozawa (University of Yamanashi, Japan); Tomohiko Ise (Alpine Electronics, Inc., Japan):
    "Effects of reproduction methods and familiarity on the ability to listen to competing words"

Awards for On-site Poster Presentation

1st Prize, IEEE LifeTech 2021 Excellent Paper Award for On-site Poster Presentation
  • Kodai Kitagawa (Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan); Takayuki Nagasaki (Tohoku Bunka Gakuen University, Japan); Sota Nakano (Kyushu University of Nursing and Social Welfare, Japan); Mitsumasa Hida (Osaka Kawasaki Rehabilitation University, Japan); Shogo Okamatsu (Kitakyushu Rehabilitation College, Japan); Chikamune Wada (Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan):
    "Comparison of Machine Learning Algorithms for Patient Handling Recognition based on Body Mechanics"
2nd Prize, IEEE LifeTech 2021 Excellent Paper Award for On-site Poster Presentation
  • Shota Murai, Tamaki Noguchi, Makoto Matsumoto, Sachi Itagaki and Kohta Kobayasi (Doshisha University, Japan):
    "Toward human-centered visual design based on sound symbolic information"
3rd Prize, IEEE LifeTech 2021 Excellent Paper Award for On-site Poster Presentation
  • Yuya Moroto, Keisuke Maeda, Takahiro Ogawa and Miki Haseyama (Hokkaido University, Japan):
    "Human Emotion Estimation Using Multi-Modal Variational Auto Encoder with Time Changes"

Awards for Online Poster Presentation

1st Prize, IEEE LifeTech 2021 Excellent Award for Online Poster Presentation
  • Neta Batya Maimon (Tel Aviv University, Israel); Nathan Intrator (Tel Aviv University); Dominique Lamy (Tel Aviv University, Israel); Lior Molcho (Neurosteer Inc, Israel):
    "Novel Single-channel EEG features correlate with working memory load"
2nd Prize, IEEE LifeTech 2021 Excellent Award for Online Poster Presentation
  • Kazumi Kasahara (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan); Tatsuhiro Nakamura (National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry, Japan); Kazumasa Uehara (National Institute for Physiological Sciences, Japan); Yousuke Ogata (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan); Kenji Doya (Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Japan); Takashi Hanakawa (Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan):
    "Effects of transcranial direct current stimulation in brain-computer interface"
IEEE LifeTech 2021 Outstanding Awards for Online Poster Presentation
  • Keiichiro Inagaki and Taishi Tanizaki (Chubu University, Japan):
    "Biometric Identification Method using Image Key and P300: A Pilot Study"
  • Yuri Hioki, Koji Makino, Kensuke Koyama, Hirotaka Haro and Hidetsugu Terada (University of Yamanashi, Japan):
    "Evaluation Method of Rheumatoid Arthritis by the X-ray Photograph using Deep Learning;

Student Award for Online Poster Presentation

1st Prize, IEEE LifeTech 2021 Excellent Award for Online Poster Presentation
  • Kento Ota, Koji Makino and Naofumi Taniguchi (University of Yamanashi, Japan); Yudai Kitano (University of Yamanashi, unknown); T Ohba, Takaaki Ishii, Masaki Miyashita, Yasumi Ito, Hirotaka Haro and Hidetsugu Terada (University of Yamanashi, Japan):
    "Extension Model of a Growing Rod applied for Pulling Force using Biomaterialquot;

Awards for Demo! Presentation

IEEE LifeTech 2021 Excellent Paper Awards for Demo! Presentation
  • Tadaaki Ikehara (Tokyo Metropolitan College of Industrial Technology, Japan); Kazuyuki Kojima (Shonan Institute of Technology, Japan):
    "Development of Biofeedback Device Using Muscle Fatigue Scale"
  • Jiazhen Guo (The University of Electro-Communications, Japan):
    "Real-time Object Detection with Deep Learning for Robot Vision on Mixed Reality Device"

WIE Paper Award

IEEE LifeTech 2021 WIE Paper Award
  • Kanae Nishizaki (Kugawa Hospital for Orthopaedic Surgery, Japan); Tatsuki Izumiura and Hiromitsu Nishizaki (University of Yamanashi, Japan); Shin-ichi Izumi (Tohoku University, Japan); Hitoshi Ikegami (Kugawa Hospital for Orthopaedic Surgery, Japan):
    "Evaluation of A Gait Analysis Tool Using Posture Estimation Technology in Clinical Rehabilitation"