Portrait of Masaaki FUKUMOTO

Masaaki FUKUMOTO

Lead Researcher

About

 

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

Inventing Researcher of HCI Devices & Hardware.

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

Inventions:
– “SilentVoice”: Unnoticeable voice input by ingressive speech (2016-)

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)