- Professor Jiro Kokuryo
Introduction to the discussion
Recently, as communication infrastructure has penetrated to the individual level, the healthcare business utilizing digital tools has attracted attention.
Services such as mobile devices and health management applications that are focused on personal health management have also emerged.
Some of these have a function that works with smartphone applications. Some of them can be directly transferred to the applications via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, etc., instead of inputting manually.
Finding the problem
So what are digital health users looking for in the future?
Prof. Jiro Kokuryo of the Faculty of Policy Management analyzes the digital health user reviews using text analysis and statistical methods.
The obtained data indicate that the users tend to place more emphasis on primary values (satisfaction by benefits of functions themselves) such as graphing, recording and management, than secondary values (emotional satisfaction through functions).
From this result, it is considered that there is the hardly competitive edge of emotional satisfaction through function over satisfaction by benefits of functions themselves at the moment.
I am wondering if there are potential applications which make emotional satisfaction effective.
In an aging society that will continue to advance, I want to create a digital medical system that allows elderly people to easily manage their health and shares the obtained data with medical institutions.
Examining the conclusion
By studying with Professor Jiro Kokuryo, who specializes in information systems and social design, and by touching research in a wide range of fields, I am sure that I could obtain various perspectives regarding my research and it would open up new horizons for me.
Therefore, I believe that Keio University’s Faculty of Policy Management is the most suitable place for pursuing my research and social contributions, and I am aspiring to enter your school and study in your laboratory.