Hitachi Review

Innovative R&D Report 2015

Volume 64 Number 8 November 2015

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Hitachi Review

Innovative R&D Report 2015

Volume 64 Number 8 November 2015

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With rapid globalization driving increasing complexity and diversity of the challenges facing society, Hitachi has restructured its research and development (R&D) organization based on the three strategies of collaborative creation with customers, technology innovation, and exploratory research as it seeks to further strengthen the solution delivery capabilities of its Social Innovation Business. This issue of Hitachi Review presents the key examples and outcomes of this new organization and strategy.

Preface

Preface
Keiji Kojima

Technotalk

New Global R&D Organization for Customer-oriented Innovations
Yukari Nagai, Ph.D. / Norihiro Suzuki, Ph.D. / Yoshitaka Nishino, Ph.D. / Kimiya Yamaashi, Dr. of Informatics / Shinji Yamada, Ph.D.

Overview

Hitachi's R&D Strategy
Tsukasa Ariyoshi

Collaborative Creation with Customers

Category Overview

Sharing Challenges with Customers and Working together on Solutions
—Global Center for Social Innovation—
Norihiro Suzuki, Dr. Eng.

Featured Articles

China Video Solutions: Promoting City Security, Service Quality and Values through Intelligent Visual-perceptions
Peng Yang / Tsutomu Imada / Kai Liu / Daisuke Matsubara
Solution for Improving Hospital Management in Denmark
Shigeyuki Tani, Ph.D. / Iris Fermin, Ph.D. / Yukinobu Maruyama / Atsushi Ito

Technology Innovation

Category Overview

Product Innovation Achieved through Technology Innovation
—Center for Technology Innovation—
Yoshitaka Nishino, Ph.D. / Kimiya Yamaashi, Ph.D.

Featured Articles

Image Recognition Technology that Helps Save Energy in Room Air Conditioners
Yuto Komatsu / Koichi Hamada, Ph.D. / Yoshiaki Notoya / Kotoyoshi Kimura
Biometric Authentication Platform for a Safe, Secure, and Convenient Society
—Public Biometrics Infrastructure—
Yosuke Kaga / Yusuke Matsuda / Kenta Takahashi, Ph.D. / Akio Nagasaka, Ph.D.
Amorphous Motor with IE5 Efficiency Class
Yuji Enomoto, Dr. Eng. / Hirooki Tokoi, Dr. Eng. / Takao Imagawa / Toshifumi Suzuki / Takeshi Obata / Kenichi Souma, Dr. Eng.
Intracardiac VFM Technique Using Diagnostic Ultrasound System
Tomohiko Tanaka, Ph.D. / Rei Asami / Kenichi Kawabata, Dr. Eng. / Keiichi Itatani, M.D., Ph.D. / Tokuhisa Uejima, M.D., Ph.D. / Tomohide Nishiyama / Takashi Okada
Analysis Technique for Improving Coercivity of Nd-Fe-B Magnets and Development of Dy-free Magnet
Hiroyuki Yamamoto, Dr. Eng. / Isao Kitagawa, Dr. Sc. / Teruo Kohashi, Dr. Sc. / Akira Sugawara, Dr. Eng. / Takeshi Nishiuchi, Dr. Eng.
Vehicle-level Analysis Technique for EMC Design of Automotive Inverters
Hiroki Funato, Dr. Eng. / Jia Li, Dr. Eng. / Masayoshi Takahashi, Dr. Eng. / Isao Hoda / Hideyuki Sakamoto / Ryuichi Saito
Development of Compact Proton Beam Therapy System for Moving Organs
Masumi Umezawa / Futaro Ebina / Yusuke Fujii / Koji Matsuda / Kazuo Hiramoto / Kikuo Umegaki, Ph.D. / Hiroki Shirato, M.D., Ph.D.

Exploratory Research

Category Overview

Pioneering New Frontiers for Future Social Innovation
—Center for Exploratory Research—
Shinji Yamada, Ph.D.

Featured Articles

Measuring Happiness Using Wearable Technology
—Technology for Boosting Productivity in Knowledge Work and Service Businesses—
Kazuo Yano, Dr. Eng. / Tomoaki Akitomi / Koji Ara, Dr. Eng. / Junichiro Watanabe, Dr. Eng. / Satomi Tsuji / Nobuo Sato, Ph.D. / Miki Hayakawa / Norihiko Moriwaki, Dr. Eng.
New Computing Paradigm for Analyzing Increasingly Complex Social Infrastructure Systems
—Ising Computer—
Masanao Yamaoka, Ph.D. / Chihiro Yoshimura / Masato Hayashi / Takuya Okuyama / Hidetaka Aoki / Hiroyuki Mizuno, Ph.D.
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