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College of Sport and Health Science  /
Department of Sport and Health Science

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 MASAHIRO   FUJIMOTO  Assistant Professor

■Graduate school/University/other
03/2004  Doshisha University  Faculty of Engineering  Department of Mechanical and Systems Engineering
03/2006  Doshisha University  Graduate School of Engineering  Mechanical Engineering
09/2012  University of Oregon Graduate School  Department of Human Physiology  Biomechanics
■Academic degrees
M.S. (Mechanical Engineering) (03/2006 Doshisha University, Graduate School of Engineering)   Ph.D. (Biomechanics) (09/2012 University of Oregon Graduate School, Department of Human Physiology)  
■Career history
09/2008-08/2012  Graduate Teaching Fellow, Department of Human Physiology, University ofOregon
10/2012-03/2014  Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science,University of Maryland School of Medicine
■Academic society memberships
American Society of Biomechanics  
International Society for Posture & Gait Research  
Society for Neuroscience  
Japanese Society of Biomechanics  
The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers  
Society of Biomechanisms Japan  
■Subject of research
Age-related Changes in Dynamic Balance Control
Protective Responses to Balance Perturbations
Quantitative Assessment of Dynamic Stability
■Research summary
Biomechanics and Motor Control of Human Balance and Movement

 My research is directed at understanding the biomechanics and motor control of human balance and movement.
■Research keywords
Biomechanics, Postural and Gait Analysis, Rehabilitation Science 
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Papers
Quantitative assessment of trunk deformation during running  Kudo S, Fujimoto M, Isaka T, and Nagano A  Journal of Biomechanics  59  07/2017  0021-9290  10.1016/j.jbiomech.2017.04.019
ストレッチング介入が高齢者のバランス能力に及ぼす影響  板野静枝,小西可奈,濱口佳奈子,古嶋大詩,藤本雅大,栗原俊之,家光素行,真田樹義  トレーニング科学  28/ 4, 191-203  07/2017  1349-4414
The effects of low-repetition and light-load power training on bone mineral density in postmenopausal women with sarcopenia: A pilot study  Hamaguchi K, Kurihara T, Fujimoto M, Iemitsu M, Sato K, Hamaoka T, and Sanada K  BMC Geriatrics  17, 102  05/2017  10.1186/s12877-017-0490-8
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Research presentations
マイクロドップラーレーダを用いた若年者と高齢者の歩行計測及び歩容解析  第38回バイオメカニズム学術講演会  11/04/2017
Quantitative Evaluation of Linked Rigid-Body Representations of the Trunk  2017 BMES Annual Meeting  10/13/2017
Comparison of Kinect and Optical Motion Capture System for Kinematic and Kinetic Gait Analysis Utilizing OpenSim  2017 BMES Annual Meeting  10/13/2017
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Other research achievements
転倒のメカニズムと予防③:転倒予防トレーニングの実際  草津市笠縫東学区まちづくり協議会 健康リーダ―育成講座,笠縫東市民センター,滋賀  08/04/2017-08/04/2017
転倒のメカニズムと予防②:転倒リスクの評価  草津市笠縫東学区まちづくり協議会 健康リーダ―育成講座,笠縫東市民センター,滋賀  07/21/2017-07/21/2017
転倒のメカニズムと予防①:転倒の要因  草津市笠縫東学区まちづくり協議会 健康リーダ―育成講座,笠縫東市民センター,滋賀  07/07/2017-07/07/2017
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Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI)
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Academic awards
Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers  JSME Miura Award  03/2006
Yoshida Scholarship Foundation  YKK Master 21 Scholarship  04/2004
Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers  JSME Hatayama Award  03/2004
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Courses taught
2017  Science Introduction  Lecture
2017  Teaching Methods in Health Science  Laboratory work / Practical experience / Skills practice
2017  Sophomore Seminar 1  Seminar
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Teaching achievements
課題解決型学習の活用:グループで取り組む課題解決型の学習を授業に取り入れた.設定した課題の解決に必要な論理・計画の構成作業により,学生の「論理展開能力・問題解決能力」を育成した.  04/2015-
Webを活用した学生への効率的なフィードバックの実践:課題の提出方式を,従来の紙ベースの方式からWeb上での提出方式に移行.コメント欄の活用により,課題に対するコメントを効率的に学生へフィードバックした.  10/2014-
"身体運動の仕組みを探る-バイオメカニクス入門-"  09/2014-09/2014
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■Message from researcher
Balance Function and Falls in Aging
 My primary research interest is on fall risk assessment and prevention in the elderly. “Why” they fall and “how” we can reduce their fall risks are the central questions that drive my research activities. The studies are, therefore, aimed at exploring the biomechanical and neurological factors related to the increased incidence of falls in the elderly and in the individuals with functional limitations, including patients with neuromotor disorders. The focus also includes the development of a quantitative assessment tool for abnormal movement control, useful for early identification of the individuals at a higher risk of falling, which would facilitate effective individual-specific rehabilitation treatments to reduce their future fall risks. The goal of my research is to develop novel mechanism-based therapeutic interventions for improving balance function and preventing falls to improve one’s quality of life in old age.
■Tel
077-599-4135
■Research keywords(on a multiple-choice system)
Rehabilitation science/ Welfare engineering
Sports science
Applied health science