Ishiwari reaches for a blob of starch-derived soft candy heated to 84 degrees in a pot next to him. The sculptor rolls it into the size of a pingpong ball and puts it on the tip of a straw. Ishiwari pumps it up as he adjusts the overall shape.
The sensors were exhibited at Medical Creation Fukushima 2011, which took place from Feb 21 to 22, 2012, in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. Though they are still prototypes, the university aims to cultivate a market for them by taking advantage of their less-invasive (noninvasive) methods that cause less burden on users.