Project TECHTILE was launched by Masashi Nakatani (Haptics Researcher), Yasuaki Kakehi (Interactive Media Professionals) and Eisuke Tachikawa (Designer) in 2007, as an public exhibition project for recently developed haptic technology in academia. After organized three exhibitions (Year 2007, 2008 and 2010), we extend our activity to develop an open community for haptic design. Currently we have been collaborating with YCAM InterLab(*) and Haptic Media Project(**) in Keio University since 2011, and hosting symposiums and workshops on haptic media design using our developed TECHTILE toolkit. We contribute to share cutting-edge research outcomes in haptics academia in pubic and to collect caseworks of haptic design proposed all over the world.
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(*) The YCAM InterLab is a team of researchers and developers in media art, belonging to the Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM]
(**) Haptic Media Project is in progress under Tachi Laboratory in Keio University, which is funded from Japan Science Agency CREST (Core Research of Evolutional Science & Technology) program

Masashi Nakatani, Ph.D.

Keio Media Design Research Institute

Eisuke Tachikawa

Designer, Director

Kouta Minamizawa, Ph.D.

Senior Assistant Professor
Graduate School of Media Design, Keio University

Hirokazu Shirado

Visiting Researcher
The Sysytem Design and Management Research Institute
Keio University

Yasuaki Kakehi, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Keio University Shonan Fujisawa Campus

Junichi Yamaoka

Doctral program in Graduate School of Media and Governance
Keio University Shonan Fujisawa Campus

YCAM interlab

Research and development team in media art belonging to Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM]

Wataru Kobara


TECHTILE project is collaborating with Haptic Media Project in Japan Science Agency CREST program