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Design that integrates sensor technology with the five human senses


Our five senses enable us to manage the tasks of day-to-day living. Meanwhile, sensor technology, which manages the advanced “cloud society” and its sensory domain, is developing rapidly, supporting our everyday lives with a base of knowledge beyond what our unaided eyes can reveal to us. In 2010 Satoshi Nakagawa began remarking on today’s rapid progress in sensor technology and the mechanisms by which stimuli are interpreted in the sensory organs and brain with which we have always been equipped. As a result of these inquiries, Nakagawa embarked on the development of a design method informed by a radically new outlook.
Super Sensing is an approach that dramatically changes the domains in which our sensory organs operate and the objects on which they focus. In the Super-Sensing paradigm, advanced sensor technologies expand the realms into which our senses can reach and the fields in which they record. Our design activities evolve along with scientific research into the senses of living things other than humans, and the mechanisms by which the brains of other creatures’ sense, think, record and predict. As they do so, we expect to discover new scientific tools with which to pursue our design inquiries.
We, tripod design are the first to focus on the usefulness and possibilities of sensing design and technologies in a wide range of industries. In so doing we are working to develop practical solutions that create value for industry in the form of new sensing designs.