From February 12-17, 10 industrial design and architecture students and one supervising faculty member from Thailand's King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT) were invited to Japan for a workshop with 10 students from Tokai's School of Information Science and Technology, Department of Human and Information Science. The workshop is held as one of the program in the Japan Science and Technology Agency's (JST) Japan-Asia Youth Exchange Program in Science "SAKURA Exchange Program in Science" Science and Technology Experience Course.
During the workshop, the students were introduced to the laboratory facilities in Building 19, and all students performed research on the theme of "Measuring Senses Using Brainwaves." Prasansieng Peerapol (2nd year in the Graduate School of Science and Technology, Course of Science and Technology), an international student from Thailand and a member of Professor Motoharu Takao's lab, advised the students as they measured and examined brainwaves to see how much people concentrate when cutting shapes along a template. Workshop participants also experienced virtual reality (VR) software created by School of Information Science and Technology students.