Academic Babywearing Conference 2016 in Tokyo

The first Babywearing Conference in Japan is going to be held.
This year, we named it “Academic Babywearing Conference”, and invite researchers in various professional fields, who will give us introductions and presentations about Babywearing and its effects.
The theme is “ Babywearing and Development”.
There are a lot of interesting titles that can be heard only in this conference in the 2 days!
We do hope you will join us!

[ Theme ]
Babywearing and Development

2016.10.29 (Sat) 13:30-16:45
2016.10.30 (Sun) 10:00-16:45

The University of Tokyo (7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan)

Access map to Hongo Campus

10/29 : Daiwa Ubiquitous Computing Research Bldg
( Close from the Hongo-sanchome Station, located at the place right after passing the Kasga Gate )



10/30 : Fukutake Hall, Learning Theater, second basement floor
( Located on the left sigt after passing the Akamon Gate )


[Ticket Price]
2-day Ticket : 3500yen
1-day Ticket : 2000yen
※All tickets have been sold out!



Schedule of ABC

2016.10.29 Sat 13:30~16:45

13:00 Opening and Start Accepting
◎Mini Symposium
13:30 Aim Explanation of aim
Introduction (1): Behavior of Onbu
Masayo Sonoda
Introduction (2): Baby’s Posture Development and Individuality
Naoki Yamamoto
Designated Discussion
Motoki Fujii
 15:15 Break Time
◎Keynote Lecture:
 15:30 Baby’s Development from the Robot Engineer’ Viewpoint
Yasuo Kuniyoshi
 16:40  Finish Time

2016.10.30 10:00~16:45

9:30 Opening and Start Accepting
10:00 1. BW and Tool
Cultural History of Babywearing in Europe
Dinah Imanari
10:30 2. BW and Tool
The Burden of Onbu (Back Carry) by Analyzing Physics
Mika Suzuki
11:00 3. BW and Body
Mother’s Body before and after Pregnancy
Yuri Fukuoka
11:30 4. BW and Body
Baby’s Posture and Motor Development
Noriyo Nakahara
12:00 Question and Answer
12:20 Lunch Time
◎Research Presentations BW and Science
 13:30 Holding and Back-carrying of Mammals: Benefits for both Parents and Children
Kumi Kuroda
 14:30 Children’s Body Awkwardness and the Life it Requires
Shingo Noi
 15:30 Break Time
 15:40 Intersubjectivity Between Parents and Children
Takeshi Horiuchi
16:40 Finish time