(Japan) Life Science Industries

NEW

2023/06/01

Technology of Japanese start-up featured by doctors (Series #31)

The Second Part: NTT PARAVITA, Supporting a Colorful Life in Your Way

NTT PARAVITA is a joint venture between NTT West, which uses ICT to solve local social issues, and Paramount Bed, which boasts the top share in Japan for medical and nursing care beds and mat-type sleep sensors. This article presents an interview with Mr. Wataru Mizukami, who is providing business support to NTT PARAVITA, regarding the uniqueness of the company and its future business development.

Dr. Shinpaku

NEW

2023/05/25

Digital Health from a Healthcare Perspective (Part 10)

Japan's Largest App for Atopic Dermatitis Patients “Atopiyo”

Dr. Miyazawa, a dermatologist, will explain “Atopiyo,” an application that allows users to record and share skin symptoms in text and “images” to support the early recovery of people suffering from atopic dermatitis.

Sakura Miyazawa M.D.

NEW

2023/05/18

Technology of Japanese start-up featured by doctors (Series #30)

The First Part: NTT PARAVITA, Supporting a Colorful Life in Your Way

As the importance of sleep has been attracting attention in recent years, Dr. Shinpaku will explain NTT PARAVITA's various services that utilize ICT to address sleep issues, as well as the sheet-type sleep sensors and applications that are used in these services. 

Dr. Shinpaku

NEW

2023/05/11

Utilization of Digital Technology in Mental Health and Psychiatry (Part 4)

Operation and Current Status of Apps for Eating Disorder Treatment

While many health management apps are on the market, there are still few apps for eating disorders. Dr. Amano, a psychiatrist, explains the expectations and challenges of using apps for medical treatment.

Nanao Amano

2023/04/28

Dental Treatment Evolving with Digital Technology (Part 14)

The Third Part: Interview with NTT DATA IOMC, ‘Verification Project on Medical and Dental Cooperation Using ICT’

The ‘Verification Project on Medical and Dental Cooperation Using ICT’ is a project to examine future initiatives of ICT in dentistry, as online treatment is developing in the medical field. This issue presents the third part of an interview with NTT Data IOMC, which was involved in this project.

Megumi Kamo DDS, PhD.

2023/04/20

Technology of Japanese start-up featured by doctors (Series #29)

The Second Part: cotree, Creating a Society Connected by Kindness

This article presents an interview with Ms Nishioka, CEO of cotree Co., Ltd, which is developing its business and services in the area of ‘mental health x IT’ with the aim of becoming an infrastructure for mental health care.

Dr. Shinpaku

2023/04/13

Dental Treatment Evolving with Digital Technology (Part 13)

The Second Part: Interview with NTT DATA IOMC, ‘Verification Project on Medical and Dental Cooperation Using ICT’

The ‘Verification Project on Medical and Dental Cooperation Using ICT’ is a project to examine future initiatives of ICT in dentistry, as online treatment is developing in the medical field. This issue presents the second part of an interview with NTT Data IOMC, which was involved in this project.

Megumi Kamo DDS, PhD.

2023/04/06

Technology of Japanese start-up featured by doctors (Series #28)

The First Part: cotree, Creating a Society Connected by Kindness

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the increased use of online counselling services, and ‘cotree’ is one of the largest services in Japan. In this issue, Dr Shinpaku will focus on the ‘cotree’ and explain its features.

Dr. Shinpaku

2023/03/30

Dental Treatment Evolving with Digital Technology (Part 12)

The First Part: Interview with NTT DATA IOMC, ‘Verification Project on Medical and Dental Cooperation Using ICT’

In recent years, ‘dental and oral health is just as valuable as physical health’ has been taken up worldwide, and verification of the use of ICT in the dental field is being promoted. Dr. Kamo, a dentist, interviewed NTT Data Institute of Management Consulting, which was involved in this verification. We will introduce the contents of her interview in three parts.

Megumi Kamo DDS, PhD.

2023/03/16

Technology of Japanese start-up featured by doctors (Series #27)

NeuroSpace, Eliminating Sleep Anxiety and Creating a Sustainably Developing Society

As attention focuses on improving sleep quality, Dr. Shinpaku explains the services offered by NeuroSpace, Co., Ltd, a sleep tech business that uses technology to solve sleep issues.

Dr. Shinpaku

2023/03/09

Discussion on Digital Health

Online Roundtable Discussion Among Clinical Doctors 【Part 6】

This issue will be the last “Sleep and Sleep Tech” online roundtable discussion with clinical doctors, attended by doctors interested in the current focus on “sleep tech.” The topic will evolve into implementing apps in the medical field, cognitive behavioral therapy, and more. 

LSMIP Editorial Office

2023/03/02

Utilization of Digital Technology in Mental Health and Psychiatry (Part 3)

Alcoholism and the Development of Therapeutic Apps

CureApp Inc.’s therapeutic app for alcohol dependence began clinical trials in Japan in January 2023. Dr. Amano focuses on the app and explains alcoholism and therapeutic apps from a psychiatrist’s perspective.

Nanao Amano

2023/02/22

Technology of Japanese start-up featured by doctors (Series #26)

Xenoma, Where Your Everyday Life Becomes Preventive Medicine

Xenoma Inc., a spin-off startup company from the University of Tokyo, provides “e-skin ECG”, the medical service to measure ambulatory ECG by wearing next-generation smart apparel. Dr. Shinpaku will explain the detail of "e-skin ECG".

Dr. Shinpaku

2023/02/16

Psychiatry and the Potential of Digital Tools(Series #5)

The Second Part: Brief Cognitive Function Assessment Scale in Middle Age and Beyond “The MCI Screen (Atama no Kenko Check)”

In the previous article, we provided an overview of “The MCI Screen (Atama no Kenko Check)” as a cognitive function scale is expected to detect mild cognitive impairment (MCI) at an early stage. In the second part of issue, Dr. Y, a psychiatrist, will explain the specifics of the system and examples of its use in clinical research.

Dr. Y

2023/02/09

Dental Treatment Evolving with Digital Technology (Part 11)

Interview with Dental Start-up SQRIE - About its Business Prospects

SQRIE. Co., Ltd has patented the HAKKEN Mirror, which allows users to take their own pictures of their oral cavity using a smartphone and is aiming to release an online dental service during the year. Dr. Kamo, a dentist, interviewed Dr. Okamoto, CEO and dentist of SQRIE, about the company's future business prospects.

Megumi Kamo DDS, PhD.

2023/02/01

Psychiatry and the Potential of Digital Tools(Series #4)

The First Part: Brief Cognitive Function Assessment Scale in Middle Age and Beyond “The MCI Screen (Atama no Kenko Check)”

It is said that “prevention” of dementia is the key to early detection and intervention to delay the onset of the disease. The “The MCI Screen (Atama no Kenko Check),” a cognitive function scale for healthy people with no complaints of cognitive decline, is expected to be useful for the early detection of mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Dr. Y, a psychiatrist, will explain this assessment scale in detail.

Dr. Y

2023/01/19

Dental Treatment Evolving with Digital Technology (Part 10)

Interview with Dental Start-up SQRIE - About Social Challenges and Services it Offers

SQRIE, a dental startup, was selected as a finalist in the pitch contest at the global conference of Healthtech/SUM 2022. An interview with Dr. Okamoto, CEO/dentist of SQRIE, conducted by Dr. Kamo, is presented in this article.

Megumi Kamo DDS, PhD.

2022/12/29

Discussion on Digital Health

Online Roundtable Discussion Among Clinical Doctors 【Part 5】

Continuing from the previous meeting, doctors interested in “Sleep Tech” will gather to discuss “Sleep and Sleep Tech” frankly. This time, they will discuss topics such as smart rings and mindfulness.

LSMIP Editorial Office

2022/11/29

Discussion on Digital Health

Online Roundtable Discussion Among Clinical Doctors 【Part 4】

Doctors interested in “Sleep Tech,” which has been the focus of much attention in recent years, were invited to gather to discuss “How does Sleep Tech work?” They will also talk about the effects and impressions of using it and ask each other about sleep-related topics. The content of this session is a casual read about “Sleep and Sleep Tech.” In this issue, we present the first of three roundtable discussions.

LSMIP Editorial Office

2022/11/17

Digital Health from a Healthcare Perspective (Part 9)

The Second Part: Tapping into the Challenges of Diabetes and Lifestyle Management, Health2Sync

“Health2Sync,” provided by H2 Inc, a Taiwan-based health tech company, is the first application in Japan that can be linked to CGM data from Abbott Japan devices. Continuing from the first part, Dr. Amano, a diabetes specialist, will explain the details.

Natsu Ono M.D.