Overall development objectives and aims of the project:
Information technology has extended our reality (reality = the place where we place our values in life) from physical to virtual cyberspace. In recent years, advanced virtual reality (VR) technologies that are more directly linked to human senses have emerged and are expected to create new industries. However, in exchange for a highly immersive experience, concerns exist regarding security and privacy risks related to biometric and environmental information through constantly worn VR devices and the emergence of invasive attack methods on the body and mind.
This project aims to establish information infrastructure technology to construct various forms of reality consisting of various physical and virtual spaces and the entities that exist in them and to realize their safe and secure integration.
The first step in this project is to clarify the requirements for a new trust infrastructure, considering the space’s nature and entities’ attributes in the extended reality through the research and development of reality construction and connection technologies for various modalities. We will design an information infrastructure with human-centered usable security technology that assumes actual usage and operation patterns. In addition to extending information security perspectives such as spatial and user identity assurance, authentication, and cryptographic methods that dynamically and adaptively change the granularity of the target, we will medically examine the impact and threats posed by physical and mental invasiveness through wearable devices. The infrastructure integrating each research item is called the Trusted Inter-Reality Infrastructure and aims to assess its convenience, security, and availability through national and international demonstrations.