SEOUL, Sept. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — The government is on track to upgrade the electronic anklets that certain criminal are obliged to wear, aimed at preventing additional crimes by analyzing biometric information.
To this end, the government included the development of electronic anklet-related system semiconductor technology in the “next-generation intelligence-type semiconductor technology development project.”
The commercialization of the upgraded electronic anklet will be completed by 2023, led by electronic component maker FYD Co. and the state-run Korea Electronics Technology Institute.
The electronic anklet uses a semiconductor component which can check the position of the wearer through GPS and send the information to the central control system of the Ministry of Justice.
The current electronic anklet is a 5G model that is based on 4G telecommunication.
The government plans to upgrade the electronic anklet to a 7G model that can use 5G-based artificial intelligence and biometric signals by developing a more advanced semiconductor chip.
The upgraded electronic anklet will enable more accurate tracking of the wearer’s position, while reducing the time needed to transmit signals to the central control system when problems occur.
The biggest difference is that the upgraded electronic anklet can analyze the biometric information of the wearer, thereby providing information on signs of additional crimes.
By using skin emissions such as sweat and odor, the upgraded electronic anklet would enable alcohol and drug tests on a remote basis even without cooperation of the wearer.
J. S. Shin (firstname.lastname@example.org)