After graduating from the Graduate School of Media and Governance at Keio University, she worked at NTT Human Interface Laboratories and PanAmSat, a U.S. satellite communications company, before receiving her Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Engineering, Department of Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Tokyo.
After working as a project assistant professor at the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Tokyo, a special researcher at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, and an associate professor at the Graduate School of Design, Kyushu University, she established nudge LAB in 2020 to improve the well-being of people everywhere through UX technology.
In 2021, she founded zeroinon, Inc. She is also a visiting researcher of the Mobility Zero Project at the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Tokyo.
She has been involved in research on wearable computers that specialize in subjective experience as spatial computers, research on e-textiles, functional gears that blend technology and fashion, and research on interfaces that aim to extend, reveal, and control the body and consciousness. Her awards include the Interaction and Interactive Presentation Award from the Information Processing Society of Japan (2019, 2020), the Virtual Reality Society of Japan Paper Award (2013), the Good Design Award (2011), and the IEEE Int'l Symposium on Wearable Computer Juries Design Award (2008).