September 18, 2014

DOCOMO to Showcase Latest Technologies at CEATEC JAPAN 2014

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TOKYO, JAPAN, September 18, 2014 --- NTT DOCOMO, INC., a personalized mobile solutions provider for smarter living, today announced that its booth at CEATEC JAPAN 2014 will present experiential demonstrations, stage shows and touch-and-try sessions introducing a wide range of services and advanced technologies that will help people live smarter. Exhibits will include the latest innovative interface for mobile communications, in-vehicle agent services for drivers, a wearable healthcare device that can measure acetone emitted from human skin, and more.

CEATEC, Japan's largest mobile industry trade show, will be held at the Makuhari Messe exhibition center in Chiba city from October 7 to 11.

The following are some of the key highlights that will be presented at the DOCOMO booth, which will be located at No. 1L07, hall 1.

1) Innovative Navigation Device


Visitors will enjoy demonstrations of DOCOMO's YUBI NAVI prototype navigation device that uses tactile sensations for various functions. By just holding the device, a user can navigate to destinations based on tactile sensations, eliminating the need to look at a map on a smartphone screen. The device can also be used for nonvisual, nonverbal communication of feelings and emotions, which are expressed through tactile sensations emitted by the device.

2) In-vehicle Agent Services

Voice agent for communicating with automobiles

DOCOMO's in-vehicle agent converses with people as they drive, using driving circumstances and information learned through previous conversations. For example, it will ask the driver about their physical condition after sudden breaking, or ask where the driver is going when the car starts. The demonstration will enable visitors to experience two-way verbal communication with the voice agent.

3) Next-generation mobile communications system (5G) — Future network beyond 2020

5G transmission experiment

This exhibit will introduce how people in the future will live smarter via ultra-high-speed 5G mobile communications. The network, which will offer 100 times the speed and 1,000 times the capacity of today's LTE network, is currently under development by DOCOMO. A demo video will show people the kind of exciting capabilities DOCOMO is developing in cooperation with leading ICT vendors worldwide. Also, a real-time simulator will enable visitors to experience how the future will be enhanced with this highly advanced mobile technology.

4) Healthcare

Measuring skin-emitted acetone for health management

Visitors can try out the world's first wearable device measuring skin-emitted acetone, an organic compound exuded through a metabolic process, to see how much fat they have burned. Daily acetone measurements will support the provision of healthcare advice tailored for individuals to help them avoid or alleviate lifestyle-related diseases.

Healthcare services utilizing "hitoe" smart clothing

The exhibit will demonstrate the diverse sports and healthcare applications made possible by the smart nanofiber clothing called "hitoe." The clothing will enable wearers to effortlessly measure biometric data, such as their heart rate, using a dedicated app.

CEATEC JAPAN will run from 10am to 5pm daily between October 7 and 11. A media-only preview will be held from 4pm to 6pm on October 6 (press badge required for entrance). General admission at the door between October 7 and 10 will cost 1,000 yen per adult and 500 yen for students. There will be no charge for pre-registered or invited visitors. Admission will be free for all visitors on October 11. For more about CEATEC JAPAN 2014, visit (Page will open in a new window.) (English).

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NTT DOCOMO provides innovative, convenient and secure mobile services that enable smarter living for each customer. The company serves over 63 million mobile customers in Japan via advanced wireless networks, including a nationwide 3G network and one of the world's first commercial LTE networks. Leveraging its unique capabilities as a mobile operator, DOCOMO is a leading developer of cutting-edge technologies for NFC mobile payments, mobile GPS, mobile TV, intuitive mobile assistance, environmental monitoring, smart grids and much more. Overseas, the company provides technical and operational expertise to eight mobile operators and other partner companies. NTT DOCOMO is listed on the Tokyo (9437) and New York (DCM) stock exchanges. Please visit for more information.

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