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S. Korea to Deploy ‘Ambulance Drones’ at Mountains Next Year

S. Korea to Deploy ‘Ambulance Drones’ at Mountains Next Year

SEOUL, Sept. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea seeks to deploy first-aid drones at popular mountains next year to deliver emergency medical supplies to victims on time, officials said Friday. The state-run Korea National Park Service (KNPS) said it plans to introduce 32 “ambulance drones” at 16 national mountain parks across the country next year. [...]

Medical Helicopters Established Part of Emergency Transport Service

Medical Helicopters Established Part of Emergency Transport Service

SEOUL, Sept. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Dedicated medical helicopters have become an integral part of South Korea’s emergency transport infrastructure eight years after they became operational, the health ministry said Thursday. The emergency medical service (EMS) rotary aircraft, referred to as “doctor helicopters” here, have conducted some 9,000 flights and transported around 8,300 gravely sick [...]

Owners of Fierce Dogs Will Pay Fines if Compulsory Education Not Completed

Owners of Fierce Dogs Will Pay Fines if Compulsory Education Not Completed

SEOUL, Sept. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — For public safety, the government will limit the length of dog leashes when taking a walk to 2 meters and make education mandatory for the owners of so-called “fierce dogs.” The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs announced Tuesday a revision to the Enforcement Rules of the Animal [...]

Gov’t to Use Big Data and Digital Forensics to Crackdown on Labor Violations

Gov’t to Use Big Data and Digital Forensics to Crackdown on Labor Violations

SEOUL, Sept. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Government inspections will be improved to focus on preventing labor violations at South Korean businesses by using big data. The Ministry of Employment and Labor (MOEL) announced comprehensive plans to improve labor inspections on Tuesday, vowing to use big data analysis to extract the list of businesses that require [...]

Seoul to Expand IoT Care Service for Seniors Living Alone

Seoul to Expand IoT Care Service for Seniors Living Alone

SEOUL, Sept. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The government of Seoul said Wednesday it will more than double the number of elderly people benefiting from its online care service based on Internet of Things (IoT) technology. The metropolitan government last year launched the IoT service for 2,800 households to better care for senior citizens living alone [...]

Seoul Mayor Vows to Protect Stray Cats

Seoul Mayor Vows to Protect Stray Cats

SEOUL, Sept. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The mayor of Seoul has announced that the city will create a coexisting environment for animals by protecting stray cats at redevelopment sites. Mayor Park Won-soon promised to take action on a proposal made via the city’s civic participation platform asking the government to protect stray cats at sites [...]

Accuracy of Location Information of Smartphones and Drones to Improve

Accuracy of Location Information of Smartphones and Drones to Improve

SEOUL, Sept. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — It is predicted that location information that is used in smartphones, drones and others will become more accurate in the future. The National Geographic Information Institute (NGII) said Thursday that it will launch a satellite navigation-based positioning information service from the end of this year to expand its location-based [...]