2016年7月21日 星期四

healing, restorative justice, therapeutic facials, bloodletting. layoff,


"The dirty little secret to why restorative justice is successful is because it’s voluntary. You're doing it because you're accepting responsibility."

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Hiroyuki Ishii, visiting assistant researcher at Tokyo's Waseda University's Atsuo Takanishi laboratory, has his face massaged by the WAO-1 robot at the laboratory in Tokyo Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2007. With steely arms sprouting cables and wires, the WAO-1 robot looks nothing like a relaxation device. But the university researchers hope the contraption will soon be deployed to hospitals and spas across Japan to give therapeutic facial massages. The WAO-1 robot, which stands for Waseda Asahi Oral Rehabilitation Robot 1, is being developed initially for patients with jaw-related medical problems who require facial massages as part of their treatment, according to project leader Atsuo Takanishi. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)









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Robot Masseur in Japan Gives Facials

By HIROKO TABUCHI – 14 hours ago

TOKYO (AP) — With steely arms sprouting cables and wires, the WAO-1 robot looks nothing like a relaxation device.

But researchers at Tokyo's Waseda University hope the contraption will soon be deployed to hospitals and spas across Japan to give therapeutic facial massages.

The WAO-1 robot, which stands for Waseda Asahi Oral Rehabilitation Robot 1, is being developed initially for patients with jaw-related medical problems who require facial massages as part of their treatment, according to project leader Atsuo Takanishi.

The robot's arms are fitted with ceramic spheres the size of golf balls, and the spheres roll over the skin. The arms' movements are controlled by a complex set of algorithms designed to emulate massages, while six sensors at the base of the arms measure and adjust the pressure applied by the spheres, Takanishi said.

The technology has to be more refined than those in electric massage chairs because the facial bone structure is much more fragile than back or spine bones, he said.

Another research team member, Ken Nishimura, said the robot could be adjusted to give beauty and relaxation massages.

"This technology can be applied very widely," Nishimura said. "I'm looking forward to a time when this robot will give beauty facials at spas."

The team is set to start clinical trials using the robot in November, according to Takanishi. The robot, developed with Japan's Asahi University, must be approved by a government safety panel before it becomes available to hospitals or to the public.

Japan is a leader in consumer robots. A robot that gives shampoos is already widely deployed at hair salons across Japan.


bloodletting. layoff,  embark on/upon sth

In the latest sign of bloodletting on Wall Street, Citigroup is set this week to embark on an aggressive round of layoffs totaling as much as 10% of its world-wide investment-banking work force.

bloodletting

(blŭd'lĕt'ĭngpronunciationn.
  1. Bloodshed.
  2. The removal of blood, usually from a vein, as a therapeutic measure.
  3. The laying off of personnel or the elimination of resources.
bloodletter blood'let'ter n.


embark on/upon sth phrasal verb
to start something new or important:
We're embarking upon a new project later this year.



layofflay-off 
noun
1 [C often plural] when someone stops employing someone, sometimes temporarily, because there is no money to pay them or because there is no work for them:
The recent economic crisis has led to massive layoffs.

2 [C usually singular] a period when someone is not working:
Foster is playing again after a six-week layoff due to injury.




facial (BEAUTY TREATMENT) Show phonetics

noun [C]

a beauty treatment which cleans and improves the skin of the face with creams (= thick liquids) and gentle rubbing:

Beauty treatments range from an eyelash tint at £8 to a deep cleansing facial costing £58.

━━ a., n. 顔の; 顔に使う; 美顔術, 化粧.

 facial tissue 〔米〕 ティッシュ.



therapeutic
ˌθɛrəˈpjuːtɪk/
adjective
  1. 1.
    relating to the healing of disease.
    "diagnostic and therapeutic facilities"
    synonyms:healingcurative, curing, remedialmedicinalrestorativehealth-giving,tonicsanative, reparative, corrective, ameliorative, beneficialgood,salubrious,
     salutaryMore
noun
  1. 1.
    the branch of medicine concerned with the treatment of disease and the action of remedial agents.
  2. 2.
    a treatment, therapy, or drug.
    "current therapeutics for asthma"
至於最近二、三十年心理治療的發展,似乎又進入了一個新的階段。首先,「療癒」(healing)的概念越來越為重要,而有取代「治療」(therapeutic)之勢。雖然意義上相近,療癒與治療卻仍有一些細微但關鍵的差別。簡單的說,療癒並不像治療以明確的疾病或病理為治療對象,其所欲緩解的,常是某種更廣泛、更深沈但難以描述界定的痛苦,而且療癒的效用常只能主觀直感,而不像治療乃是立基於特定理論,並聲稱經由特定治療機轉來產生療效。 - See more at: http://kam-a-tiam.typepad.com/blog/2015/11/%E8%BF%91%E4%BB%A3%E5%BF%83%E7%90%8