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South Korea Sees More Patents for High-Tech Smart Gloves

South Korea Sees More Patents for High-Tech Smart Gloves

DAEJEON, April 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Patent applications for high-tech smart gloves are on the rise.  According to the Korea Intellectual Property Office, the number of smart glove patent applications quadrupled over the past five years (2012 to 2016) to an average of 17.8 per year from what was 4.6 patents between 2007 and 2011.  [...]

Smart Devices Make Life Easier for the Elderly and Disabled

Smart Devices Make Life Easier for the Elderly and Disabled

SEOUL, Feb. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – Three new government initiatives will make use of the latest smart devices to help improve the lives of elderly farmers and the disabled.  The Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning and the Institute for Information & Communications Technology Promotion, in partnership with the local governments of Andong, Jeonju, [...]

Cybathlon 2016 to Feature Korean Iron Man with Leg Paralysis

Cybathlon 2016 to Feature Korean Iron Man with Leg Paralysis

SEOUL, Sept. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – A team of researchers from Korea is participating in the 2016 Cybathlon along with 42-year-old Kim Byung-ok, who’ll be featured as the Korean Iron Man. Cybathlon is an international competition for disabled athletes with bionic assistive technology, and will be held for the first time this year in October [...]

Korea Develops New Braille Information Instrument

Korea Develops New Braille Information Instrument

SEOUL, June 15 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korea Employment Agency for the Disabled revealed Tuesday the development of a Braille information instrument called ‘Neo Braille’. The new Braille information instrument is a portable data communications device that comes with a Braille keyboard, Braille display, and a speaker, designed to help the visually impaired to write [...]

Naver Opens Web Accessibility Lab for the Handicapped at Its Main Office

Naver Opens Web Accessibility Lab for the Handicapped at Its Main Office

SEOUL, Korea, Nov 15 (Korea Bizwire) – Naver Inc. said on November 14 that it would open to public its lab for web accessibility within the company’s headquarters building. Web accessibility refers to the inclusive practice of making websites usable by people of all abilities and disabilities. The lab consists of four different spaces: for those visually [...]

Korean Underwater Rehabilitation, ‘Water Dance’ for the Disabled

Korean Underwater Rehabilitation, ‘Water Dance’ for the Disabled

SEOUL, Korea, August 09 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul Community Rehabilitation Center announced that it will hold a training session for ‘Water Dance,’ a type of underwater exercise for the first time in Korea at the center. The center, established in 1997, is Korea’s first specialized institution for underwater rehabilitation and offers various services and programs for [...]