Yuichi Fujino

DepartmentDepartment of Media Architecture
Specialized FieldsImage Media Processing, Medical Informatics, Medical Engineering, e-Health
Subjects in ChargeComputer Architecture, Basic of Electric Engineering, Electric circuit, Field Informatics
Academic BackgroundGraduate School of Information Science and Technology, Hokkaido Univercity
DegreePh.D. Information Science
Personal HistoryHe received the BSc and MSc degrees in faculty of engineering from the Hokkaido University in 1981 and 1983 respectively. He received the Ph. D. in Information Science from the Hokkaido University in 2008.

He was the senior research engineer and supervisor at the NTT Service Integration Labs. He also belonged to Research and Development Department in the Headquarter of NTT. His research interests include visual communication, information technologies for medical or welfare applications, such as a telemedicine or tele-healthcare services. He is currently is the professor of the Future University of Hakodate and the chair of the Department of Media Architecture.

He is a member Computer Society and Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society of IEEE. He also a member of the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers, the Institute of Image and Television Engineers, the Information Processing Society. He received InfoRAD Awards by RSNA in RSNA ’99 and 2002.
Starting Time of EmploymentApril in 2010

Research Contents

He is interested in Image Media Processing, Medical Informatics, Field Informatics, Medical Engineering, e-Healthcare and Life-log. These fields are called Medical ICT. He developed a Tele-Radiology System and Tele-Pathology System. He is also interested in Medical Informatics and Healthcare using mobile appliances such as smart-phones. He is also studying Medical Engineering with related researchers.

Attractive Factors of My Research

Medical ICT research is an important field of Japan. Research target of this field is a patient, medical doctor, co-worker and healthy-people. Our medical information and personal records in a hospital is very sensitive information. So, we have to pay attention to enough. We have to be and sincere when we start to study Medical ICT. If some techniques we developed are used in practical, it is our grate pleasure.


We developed a Personal Multimedia Communication Terminal with a video-phone function, document sharing function multi-point tele-communication function in the era of 1990.

We designed and produced an EHR (Electric Health Record) System with national government officers, medical informatics engineers and local government officers in the National Project in the era of 2000.

We also managed medical ICT fields of NTT group before joining the FUN.

Major Books and Papers

1.  Y. Fujino, “Telemedicine and Tele-healthcare Trial Systems over the Current Broadband Network and NGN in Japan”, The Second International Symposium on Medical Information and Communication Technology, TS8, ISMICT 07, Oulu, 2007

2.  Y. Fujino, K. Fujimura, S. Nomura, H. Kawashima, M. Tsuchikawa, T. Matsumoto, K. Nagao, T. Uruma. S. Yamamoto, H. Takizawa, C. Kuroda, T. Nakayama, “Network-based Reading System for Lung Cancer Screening System”, Proceedings of SPIE, Medical Imaging 2006, Vol. 6145, 2006

3.  Y. Fujino, K. Ogura, T. Mochizuki, S. Murata, T. Watanabe, Y. Ito, K. Shimizu, H. Sato, K. Iki, H. Takagi, “ Welderly Communication System over Broadband Network”, World Telecommunication Congress 2006, WTC2006, CM1 #1, Budapest, 2006

Message to Students

I think Medical ICT is very important field in an aged society in Japan and this would be your life-work job. It is important to communicate and discuss with medical ICT researchers, medical engineers, medical doctors and patients in order to realize your life-work jobs. You will have such a chance when you become a graduate student. You will be able to make sure your future career.