About PST Inc.
TOP MESSAGE Greetings from the CEO
Since our founding, we have focused on “words,” which have been cherished by humankind, and have created a “tool” to quantify the inner state of mind, envisioning it to start with the creation of a cultural platform for “knowing yourself from your voice.”
In this process, we have been discovering areas untapped by humankind day after day as we explore the “words” more deeply. It is like entering a state of nature where no man has ever set foot.
We grow slowly in harmony with nature, but sometimes nature is destroyed by unforeseeable factors such as disasters. In these cases, we respect each other, support each other to restore ourselves, and repeatedly regain new nature.
We also feel that, by echoing our beautiful voices every day, we can weave a good world through our own growth and by encouraging others to resonate and empathize with us. However, sometimes it is difficult to understand our own inner state of mind, or to create an ecosystem that is immediately recoverable even if we know that someone we care about is in bad shape.
In our modern society, we will keep “unlocking the secret of voice” and grow into the next step to achieve our goals of “creating an ecosystem that can recover people and society with voice” and “creating a culture of beautiful voices.”
We would like to work to spread the “vocal biomarkers” around the world, as we are the only company that can achieve these goals by exploring the Japanese language while feeling its richness and beauty every day. We strongly envision that, when our goals are achieved, we will see a society where beautiful “words” resonate around the world as nature grows. Until then, we will do our best to build a world of peace and mutualism.
CORPORATE PHILOSOPHY Corporate Philosophy
Humankind has developed societies in which people respect each other and support each other through empathy, resonance, and sympathetic vibrations.
PST will create a “more beautiful society” from a new perspective under the key phrase, “Resonant Voices, Spinning Societies.”
Unlocking the secrets
The voices we unconsciously utter every day contain a surprising variety of information. In Japan, people have developed a “culture” of voice to convey their state of mind to other people by means of “voice tones” or “KOTODAMA (spirit of words).”
Vocal biomarkers, the state-of-the-art technology by PST that “unlocks the secrets of voice,” will contribute to people’s health by being used for health management, physical and mental conditioning, disease prevention, and diagnosis and testing.
Back to Voice
By returning to the “voice” that humankind has cherished since ancient times, and by quantifying and visualizing physical and mental conditions, we will join forces as a company to create an ecosystem that enables the recovery of people and society.
The logo of PST is designed to represent the depth of a person’s personality. People have their own personalities, private self and public self, ups and downs of feelings, emotional swings, etc. The state of mind is not a perfect circle. Everyone has their own unique “shape,” “color,” and “voice.” And sometimes, “disease is a gradation.” May we create a society where every one of us can let our personalities shine, resonate, and weave together. The logo embodies this hope of ours.
COMPANY OVERVIEW Company Overview
|February 14, 2012
|Head office location
|Room 905, Industrial Trade Center Building, 2, Yamashita-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa Prefecture
|155 million yen
|Board members and leadership
|Hiroshi OTSUKA, CEO
Hiroyuki HAYASHI, Director, CFO
Yukihisa NAMIKI, Director
Hiroto MOTOHATA, Director
Tsutomu IIJIMA, Auditor
Ryosuke DOKAN, Vice President, CSO
Koji ENDO, Vice President
|1.Development and marketing of Software as a Medical Device (SaMD) using vocal biomarkers (Medical Business)
2.Development, marketing, and services of systems using vocal biomarkers (Healthcare Business)
3.Home care (Home-visit Nursing Business)
|Voice Analysis and Measurement of Pathophysiology Laboratory Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, and a lot of other universities, medical institutions, etc.
|Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Mizuho Bank, Ltd., The Bank of Yokohama, Ltd.
|T7020001138756 (Date of registration: October 1, 2023)
COMPANY HISTORY Company History
|Established PST Inc.
|Released mental health condition quantification engine MIMOSYS®
|Obtained the first Kanagawa Prefecture ME-BYO brand certification
|Signed a joint research agreement with the Department of Voice Analysis of Pathophysiology Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo
|Certified as a “Yokohama Chizai Mirai Enterprise”
|Otsuka, CEO, chosen as an entrepreneur of innovation city Yokohama
|MIMOSYS® featured in official WHO report
|Launched a joint research project with Kanagawa University of Human Services to differentiate between mild and moderate I COVID-19 using vocal biomarkers
|Launched a joint research and development project with the SOMPO Group to assess swallowing function using vocal biomarkers
|Launched a joint research and development project with Yokohama City University Medical Center for vocal biomarkers to assess the condition of heart failure
|Established a subsidiary, UIX Inc., to launch a home care business
|Established PST Medical, Inc. to strengthen and accelerate development of Software as a Medical Device (SaMD)
BUSINESS DETAILS Business Details
PST has been engaged in the research and development of vocal biomarkers, and is currently focusing on the development, marketing, and services of systems used in daily life for health management and other purposes (healthcare domain). We have also been developing Software as a Medical Device [SaMD] (medical domain) so that our technology can be used in the medical domain, and in January 2024, we established a subsidiary, PST Medical Inc., to strengthen and accelerate these activities. We are engaged in research and development with a view to global expansion to deliver our innovations to people around the world in the near future. Furthermore, we are planning to promote our vocal biomarker technologies through the home care business operated by our subsidiary, UIX Inc., and to deepen our research and development by reflecting the challenges faced in the field. Through these business activities, we will do our best to provide society with the following values:
We will contribute
to the improvement
of people’s quality
of life and the extension
of healthy life expectancy;
We will contribute
to reducing the burden
on healthcare professionals;
We will contribute
to the construction
of a better society
through the advancement of science.