FUKUMOTO, Masaaki

FUKUMOTO,  Masaaki
LEAD RESEARCHER
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福本 雅朗 / ふくもと まさあき / FUKUMOTO, Masaaki / Ph.D.

Inventing Researcher of HCI Device & Hardware.

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Biography:
1990 - 1998: NTT Human Interface Laboratories.
1998 - 2013: NTT DoCoMo Research Laboratories.
2013/04 - : Microsoft Research

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Past Inventions:
- "FingeRing": Ring shaped wearable keyboard (1993-1998)
- "UbiButton": Wristwatch shaped wearable commander (1999-2004)
- "Finger Whisper / Yubi-Wa": Wristwatch and ring shaped wearable HANDset (1999-2006)
- "ActiveClick": Tactile feedback for touch panels and handheld devices (2001)
- "CarpetLAN": Body-electric based indoor wireless(-like) network and positioning system
  (with M.Shinagawa, et.al.) (2003-2006)
- Headphone/Earphone shaped EOG detector (with H.Manabe) (2006-2010)
- "PuyoSheet": Layered gel-sheet for adding "Button-push" feeling to touch panels (2009-2013)
- Aerial Haptic 3D Display (with M.Tsuboi, et.al.) (2010-2011)
- Hands-free VideoPhone (with S.Kimura, et.al.)(2012-2013)

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Publications at MSR

    2014