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Older People Living Alone Can Reduce Depression Through Social Participation: Study

Older People Living Alone Can Reduce Depression Through Social Participation: Study

WANJU, Oct. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study revealed that older people living alone can reduce depression and suicidal thoughts through social participation. A mental health welfare center in the southwestern county of Wanju, North Jeolla Province carried out a study of 1,065 older people between the ages of 60 and 90 who live [...]

Middle-aged Koreans Have Strong Interest in Leisure Activities, but Actual Participation Rate is Low

Middle-aged Koreans Have Strong Interest in Leisure Activities, but Actual Participation Rate is Low

SEOUL, Oct. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent survey has revealed that South Korean middle-aged adults in their 50s and 60s have a strong desire for social interaction, including leisure activities, but their actual participation rate is low. The Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs conducted a nationwide survey of 4,000 middle-aged adults between [...]

Elderly Consumers Struggling with Ubiquitous Payment Kiosks

Elderly Consumers Struggling with Ubiquitous Payment Kiosks

SEOUL, Sept. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — With the installation of touch screen-based digital kiosks spreading throughout South Korean society centering on restaurant businesses, elderly consumers are having difficulty adapting to the new technology. According to a survey conducted by the Korea Consumer Agency (KCA) of 300 elderly consumers over the age of 65, 81.6 percent [...]

AI Speaker Saves Elderly Through Voice Detection

AI Speaker Saves Elderly Through Voice Detection

UIRYEONG, Aug. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — South Gyeongsang Province’s artificial intelligence (AI)-based integrated care service is gaining positive responses from local residents after proving its effectiveness in the coronavirus era. Aria, an AI speaker, has been distributed as part of a 24-hour ‘untact’ (contactless) care service allowing users to listen to music, check the weather, [...]