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GPS Device that Tracks Dementia Patients a Huge Success

GPS Device that Tracks Dementia Patients a Huge Success

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — A GPS device that helps detect the whereabouts of elderly dementia patients was found to be very useful in locating those who had gone missing. According to police officials, all 30 senior dementia patients who received one of the devices were found after being reported missing. The average amount [...]

6 out of 10 Gyeonggi Residents Support New “Local Currency”

6 out of 10 Gyeonggi Residents Support New “Local Currency”

SEOUL, Sept. 13 (Korea Bizwire) –Almost 60 percent of Gyeonggi Province residents support Governor Lee Jae-myung’s plan to introduce a local currency. According to a survey released yesterday, 59 percent of 1,000 Gyeonggi respondents were in favor of the new local currency, which is expected to be launched next year. In addition, 78 percent of [...]

Jangseong County Plans “Insect Tourism”

Jangseong County Plans “Insect Tourism”

SEOUL, Sept. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – Jangseong County, located in South Jeolla Province, is planning to use grasshoppers to attract tourists. The county announced on September 12 that it was initiating a project to develop grasshopper tourism. Through the project, county officials are hoping to nurture the insect industry and promote insect farming, which is rapidly [...]

Beach Festival Features Recycled Artwork Made from Sea Waste

Beach Festival Features Recycled Artwork Made from Sea Waste

BUSAN, Sept. 13 (Korea Bizwire) —The local government of Busan’s Haeundae-gu teamed up with village cooperative “Eco-Eco” to hold a beachcombing festival at Haeundae Beach yesterday. Beachcombing is an activity that has individuals searching for things of value or interest on the beach, and doubles as an effective way of cleaning up the sandy shores. [...]

Shinsegae Launches Restaurant Queue App

Shinsegae Launches Restaurant Queue App

SEOUL, Sept. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Shinsegae Group, which operates high-end department stores throughout the nation, announced that it is launching a new smartphone app that will allow shoppers to check, in real-time, the wait time at restaurants situated within Shinsegae malls. Through the service, which launched at Shinsegae’s Gangnam branch yesterday and will roll [...]

Military Showcases High-Tech Training System Based on Virtual Reality

Military Showcases High-Tech Training System Based on Virtual Reality

SEOUL, Aug. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korean army showed off firing exercises based on virtual reality and training exercises in augmented reality at the Korean Military Academy yesterday with 80 high-level military officials present at the demonstration session including Kim Yong-u, the Army Chief of Staff. Last year, the Korean Military Academy won a [...]

Cars in Motion Checked for Illegal Emissions via Remote Device

Cars in Motion Checked for Illegal Emissions via Remote Device

CHANGWON, Aug. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — The government of South Gyeongsang Province announced on Saturday that it will be using remote sensing devices (RSD) to verify vehicle emissions in an effort to help improve air quality in the province as public concern over air pollution continues to grow. With the help of the Korea Environment [...]

Floodlights Installed at Crossings Help Reduce Traffic Accident Deaths by 30%

Floodlights Installed at Crossings Help Reduce Traffic Accident Deaths by 30%

INCHEON, Aug. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — After floodlights were installed at pedestrian crossings in the city of Incheon, the number of pedestrian deaths caused by traffic accidents was found to have decreased significantly. According to the Incheon Metropolitan Police Agency, the number of traffic accident deaths of pedestrians in Incheon fell 30 percent from 17 [...]

Innovative “Drive-Through” Document Service Saves Time for Users

Innovative “Drive-Through” Document Service Saves Time for Users

SEOUL, Aug. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — A new administrative service that issues official civil documents for citizens, allowing them to “drive through”, is garnering attention. The Ministry of the Interior and Safety introduced yesterday the drive-through civil center currently under operation in Gwangju’s Cheomdan 2-dong district office in Gwangsan-gu as an example of innovation in [...]

“Panic Button” at Convenience Stores Helps Decrease Erroneous Police Reports

“Panic Button” at Convenience Stores Helps Decrease Erroneous Police Reports

SEOUL, Aug. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — A new system jointly developed by police authorities and the convenience store chain CU that allows employees to report criminal activities has been effective at cutting down on the filing of unnecessary police reports. Police revealed yesterday that the “emergency reporting system” that that was implemented at all of [...]