* Date : 2018-03-22
3D scanner has created a new market by being combined with various sectors including manufacturing, medicine and entertainment fields. Along with the popularization of 3D printer, the demand for 3D scanner has also increased at the same time. Recently, it has been actively applied to the field of dentistry which requires customized solutions according to different structures of teeth. It has contributed to saving time and has received the limelight in the 3D scanner market. Moreover, 3D scanner has emerged as an effective tool in the field of forest resources survey which requires precise researches. It has become possible to get the precise data on the volume and height of trees. Entertainment industry which requires a variety of realistic effects, has also made use of the advanced 3D scanning technologies. On Smart Korea, we introduce the rise of 3D scanner, which has increased the satisfaction level of consumers and emerged as a main growth engine for the 3D industry.
As people are seeking to maintain balance between work and life and showing great interest in decorating their own spaces, home furnishing industry has achieved rapid growth. As a combined word of home and furnishing, it refers to the process of decorating home or the items for decoration. Along with the increasing popularity of home decoration, a lot of domestic major companies have participated in the home furnishing industry as well. A variety of consultation services which help consumers choose the construction materials, design and furniture as well as small accessaries have been provided. Also, the largest interior design event held in Korea every year has introduced the latest trends in living design and it has enjoyed explosive popularity among people. On Trend Biz, we explore the changing trends and the outlook for the domestic home furnishing industry.
Korea's household spending on food as a proportion of total expenses, known as the Engel's coefficient, has recently reached a 17-year high. The Engel's coefficient has been considered as an indicator of the country's standard of living. And the rise of vegetable prices caused by the cold wave hit the country last winter has been one of the main causes of the rise in Engel's coefficient. For the past few years, household incomes have remained stagnant while the food prices have soared sharply. As a result, the Engel's coefficient has continuously increased. Also, a growing number of single-person households and changes in consumption trends according to different lifestyles of consumers can be considered as another reason for an increase of the Engel's coefficient. The consumption trend that puts emphasis on the taste and quality instead of price has given rise to the Engel's coefficient. In order to cope with the changes in consumption trend, the distribution sector has expanded the premium food markets. In the past, Engel's coefficient used to be considered as a key indicator on income distribution and poverty. On Biz Issue, we analyze the changed meaning of the Engel's coefficient which has reflected the changing consumption trend.