Research center for medicine-engineering collaboration
Thanks to improvements in scientific technology and healthcare, Japan leads the world in life expectancy. Coupled with the rise in interest in athletic participation, this has led to a steady increase in physical degenerative conditions and injuries in the general population. To give one example, reports indicate that more than 30% of the population suffers from osteoarthrosis; a joint disorder. Improving the quality of degenerative care and injury tissue repair is an urgent issue in efforts to maintain and improve the QOL of these individuals.