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Winnig of the Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

MAY 31, 2011

Three of the principle inventors have received the Commendation for Science and Technology in the Development Category, presented by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology, for their invention of color vision deficiency simulation glasses, Variantor. This prize is awarded to individuals who achieved remarkable results on the development and public understanding of the promotion of science and technology in Japan.

Title of the Award

   The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister
   of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (2011)
   Prize for Science and Technology (Development Category)

Accomplishment

   Development of Optical Filter Simulating Color Vision Deficiency
   for Color Universal Design

Award Winners

  • Shigeki Nakauchi
    Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Toyohashi University of Technology
  • Keizo Shinomori
    Professor, School of Information, Kochi University of Technology
  • Hirohisa Kato
    General Manager of R&D Department, Itoh Optical Industrial Co. Ltd.

 From left, Professor Shigeki Nakauchi, President Yoshiyuki Sakaki (Toyohashi Univ. of Tech.), Professor Keizo Shinomori, and General Manager Hirohisa Kato.
From left, Professor Shigeki Nakauchi, President Yoshiyuki Sakaki (Toyohashi Univ. of Tech.), Professor Keizo Shinomori, and General Manager Hirohisa Kato.
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