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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, [...]

Parks, Bridges, Hotels to Serve as Summer Cooling Centers for Elderly amid Pandemic

Parks, Bridges, Hotels to Serve as Summer Cooling Centers for Elderly amid Pandemic

SEOUL, July 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Local governments are turning to parks, shaded areas under bridges and hotels in their latest attempt to provide elderly citizens relief from sweltering summer heat while keeping new coronavirus infection risks low. Every summer, local community centers for the elderly are converted into air-conditioned cooling centers as daytime highs [...]

Elderly Couples Who Live Together Show Similar Patterns in Decrepitude and Weight Loss

Elderly Couples Who Live Together Show Similar Patterns in Decrepitude and Weight Loss

SEOUL, July 9 (Korea Bizwire) – A recent study has revealed that elderly couples who live together for their entire lives are more likely to experience decrepitude and weight loss at the same time. The study, carried out by a research team led by Won Chang-won, professor of family medicine at Kyung Hee University Medical [...]

Longer Pedestrian Lights at Crosswalks Reduce Elderly Pedestrian Accidents

Longer Pedestrian Lights at Crosswalks Reduce Elderly Pedestrian Accidents

SUWON, July 9 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean police have lengthened the green pedestrian signal time at crosswalks, resulting in a slight decline in the number of elderly pedestrian accidents. The Gyeonggi Nambu Provincial Police Agency extended the green signal time at 865 crosswalks located within Gyeonggi Province for about two months starting from February [...]