Development of an automated vehicle safety stop system for cardiac emergencies

Speaker: Hirofumi Aoki , Nagoya Center of Innovation (COI) Nagoya University

Date: Thursday, January 12, 2017

Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Note: all times are in the Eastern Time Zone

Refreshments: 1:45 PM

Public: Yes

Location: Seminar Room G882 (Hewlett Room)

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Host: Prof. Berthold Horn, Dr. Ichiro Masaki

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Reminder Subject: TALK: Development of an automated vehicle safety stop system for cardiac emergencies

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a considerable risk factor of driving. The pain of cardiac events distracts driver's concentration and ischemia brought by the CVD induces incapacity of driving. Here we developed a prototype of the automated vehicle safety stop system first in the world. The system collects bio-signals through the steer-sensor and recognizes the driver's posture by a camera, and detects driver's incapacity. The system takes over the vehicle maneuver when the driver lost his capacity and automatically drives to a safety spot by sensing the traffic environment. The system has been demonstrated in a prepared emergency scenario and verified the potential. In this talk, I present the concept and configuration of the system, and a future prospect of the study.

[Speaker's Bio]
Dr. Hirofumi Aoki has been interested in human-machine-environment interaction in such areas as mechanical/automobile engineering, aeronautics/astronautics, and architectural/city planning. He received B.Eng. from Waseda University, and M.Eng. and Ph.D. from Tokyo Institute of Technology. During his Ph.D. course, he visited for one year at the Psychology Department, the University of California, Davis as a MEXT scholar. From 2004 till 2007, he stayed at the Man-Vehicle Laboratory, MIT as a postdoctoral associate as well as postdoctoral fellow of the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI). From 2007, he worked at Toyota Motor Corporation, where he did research with NHTSA using the world largest driving simulator in TMC’s Higashi-Fuji Technical Center, plan and develop the advanced driver assistance system (ADAS). One of his inventions has been released from Lexus IS in 2013. After 6 years’ experience in industry, he moved back to academia as an associate professor at the Mechanical Science and Engineering Department, Nagoya University, Japan. From 2014 Dr. Aoki is a professor at the Institute of Innovation for Future Society of Nagoya University.

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