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Smartwatches Help Prevent Crime

Smartwatches Help Prevent Crime

SEOUL, June 22 (Korea Bizwire) – As violent crimes and threats against women are on the rise, Korean law enforcement agencies have adapted smartwatches as a means of protecting potential victims. A special smartwatch was first introduced last year under a pilot project, and became an officially sanctioned device this year, according to the police. The [...]

Korean University to Collect Biosignals to Prevent Suicide

Korean University to Collect Biosignals to Prevent Suicide

SEOUL, May 26 (Korea Bizwire) – KAIST (the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) is measuring its students’ biosignals in an effort to prevent suicide. According to the university’s KI Health Science Research Institute, wearable devices that can measure biosignals were distributed to 350 students, starting in April. The institute is operating a pilot project that [...]

Aluminum Coated Fabrics Developed for Wearable Devices

Aluminum Coated Fabrics Developed for Wearable Devices

  The core of the technology is turning aluminum into a form of nano-particle ink and coating fabrics with it. Using the technology, conductive fabrics that are used in wearable devices such as smart watches can be produced. (Image : Shutterstock) SEOUL, March 31 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korea Institute of Materials Science (KIMS), a [...]

Samsung, LG Tap Battery Bbiz for Wearables

Samsung, LG Tap Battery Bbiz for Wearables

SEOUL, Oct. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Samsung SDI Co. and LG Chem Co., South Korea’s two major battery makers, are expanding their product portfolios into flexible cells for wearable devices, a move seen to meet increasing global demand for bendable gadgets such as smartwatches. The two battery-making units of Samsung Group and LG Group said [...]

Industry Ministry to Expand Support for Software-convergence Components

Industry Ministry to Expand Support for Software-convergence Components

SEOUL, Aug. 26 (Korea Bizwire) – The industry ministry of Korea announced that it would reinforce its support for software-convergence components by selecting 20 core parts to be embedded in wearable devices or next generation displays. On August 25, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy selected the 20 core parts essential for the advancement of [...]

Samsung Electronics to Hold 2014 Developer Conference Exploring New IT Platforms

Samsung Electronics to Hold 2014 Developer Conference Exploring New IT Platforms

SEOUL, Oct. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – Samsung Electronics announced the names of lecturers who will give insights on emerging IT trends at Samsung Developer Conference scheduled to be held at San Francisco on November 11 to 13. During the conference, approximately 100 experts will give their speeches on 14 topics including smart health, smart home, wearable [...]

KERI Succeeds in Developing Fabric-like Flexible Solar Cells

KERI Succeeds in Developing Fabric-like Flexible Solar Cells

SEOUL, Aug. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – A technology to weave photovoltaic cells like the fabric has been developed by a research team in Korea. The Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute under the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning said on August 21 that its research team led by Cha Seung-il and Lee Dong-yoon at the Nano Fusion Technology Research [...]