* Date : 2018-08-09
VR, or virtual reality has been applied to a variety of different areas. By providing various contents, it has created markets that reflect the consumer needs and attracted investment as well. The market has achieved continuous growth along with the improved technological capabilities. Medical industry is one of the areas that has actively implemented VR technologies. In the field of psychiatry, curing different types of phobias or addiction problems by implementing VR technologies has already been introduced to clinical tests. VR technologies used to be applied only to video games in the past. However, safety education is another area that people can have realistic experiences thanks to the application of VR technologies. By realizing a virtual space which is exactly the same with an actual construction site and reproducing various conditions, it has maximized the immersion level of participants and improved the educational effect. Along with the growing impact of VR, a technology that can realize the senses has also been developed and it is expected to bring about a significant paradigm shift to the industry. We look into the development of VR technologies which can change the overall landscape of the global economy along with the development of diversified contents.
Along with the development of IT skills, O2O, or online-to-offline as well as on-demand services have achieved rapid growth. And it has led to the rise of gig economy as an emerging trend. Gig economy refers to a labor market that is characterized by temporary and flexible jobs as well as independent contractors instead of permanent employees. It has been at the center of the attention as it has enabled anyone to become a supplier within a digital platform, and finding a work-life balance has grown in significance among the Millennial generation. Moreover, it can provide a chance for economically inactive population to reenter the labor market, so it can be led to job creation as well. A lot of new jobs have been created including the ones that people can share their talents as well as the pet sitting service for busy pet owners. We introduce the gig economy which has been in the spotlight as a new type of labor along with the development of digital platforms.
Personal mobility device refers to the vehicles that are powered by electricity and designed to transport one person. Along with the growing interest in eco-friendly energy, personal mobility devices have received the limelight as a significant solution for the future means of transportation. Personal mobility devices used to be considered as one of the extreme sports in the past. However, it is easy to find people who use personal mobility devices on the street these days. Micro mobility vehicles have seized a lot of attention as an alternative for motorcycles. It can improve the working environment of delivery people as well as reduce the maintenance cost in comparison to the existing motorcycles. Therefore, a growing number of companies have provided delivery services by introducing micro mobility vehicles. The rise of personal mobility devices has also brought about positive changes to the depressed bicycle market. It has maximized the convenience by adding electric power to bicycle, so an increasing number of consumers have shown interest in electric bikes. Smart personal mobility device is a combination between a cutting-edge charging method and an improved engine technology. We explore the ongoing changes in the smart personal mobility devices market.