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Drone Events Enter the Mainstream Amid Growing Public Interest

Drone Events Enter the Mainstream Amid Growing Public Interest

SEOUL, June 7 (Korea Bizwire) – As drone sales worldwide are forecast to reach 2.5 million units this year, the growing interest in unmanned aerial vehicles in South Korea is seeing a number of drone events take place around the country. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport (MOLIT) is holding a competition for 3D [...]

Cloud-Based Intelligent CCTV Under Development

Cloud-Based Intelligent CCTV Under Development

SEOUL, June 2 (Korea Bizwire) – A South Korean research team has partnered with the National Police Agency to develop an artificial intelligence CCTV system. The Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) announced yesterday it has embarked on a project to develop a cloud-based smart video surveillance platform, which will see a number of the [...]

Seoul to Provide Free Public Transport during Heavy Fine Dust

Seoul to Provide Free Public Transport during Heavy Fine Dust

SEOUL, June 1 (Korea Bizwire) – Seoul will provide free public transportation during commuting hours when the fine dust level goes beyond certain levels starting next month, as part of its efforts to curb air pollution.  The Seoul Metropolitan Government said Thursday the rush-hour fare exemptions for bus and subway passengers will be introduced to [...]

South Korean Research Institute Develops 3-Dimensional Wireless Charger

South Korean Research Institute Develops 3-Dimensional Wireless Charger

SEOUL, May 26 (Korea Bizwire) – Researchers at the Electronics Telecommunications Research Institute have developed a cup holder-shaped wireless charger for smartphones dubbed E-Cup, allowing devices to charge regardless of their position as long as they sit inside the cup.  According to researchers, conventional wireless smartphone chargers are two-dimensional, and typically operate by placing the [...]

South Korean Researchers Develop Mussel-Inspired Medical Adhesive

South Korean Researchers Develop Mussel-Inspired Medical Adhesive

SEOUL, May 24 (Korea Bizwire) – The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries announced Tuesday that a research team from Pohang University of Science and Technology has developed a medical glue using adhesive protein from mussels combined with autotherapeutic substances from the human body.  According to the research team led by professor Cha Hyung-joon, mussels produce [...]

Seoul to Launch Bus Congestion Alert Service

Seoul to Launch Bus Congestion Alert Service

SEOUL, May 22 (Korea Bizwire) – Seoul has launched a revolutionary new online service today that informs passengers about how congested their bus will be before they get on. Seoul’s new congestion alert service, which comes in the form of bus information systems, a desktop website (http://bus.go.kr) and a mobile app called SeoulBus, tells public [...]

Doctor and Patient Develop Rehab Bicycle for Sufferers of Cardiopulmonary Diseases

Doctor and Patient Develop Rehab Bicycle for Sufferers of Cardiopulmonary Diseases

SEOUL, May 19 (Korea Bizwire) – Severance Hospital cardiologist Kang Seok-min and one of his former heart failure patients, Kim Soo-kyung, have developed a “smart recumbent bicycle” for rehabilitating patients with cardiopulmonary complications.  Kang and Kim first came up with the idea two years ago. Kang provided his medical expertise while Kim, CEO of healthcare [...]