World Ch. Schedule : FRI 08:30 KST
* Date : 2019-06-28
Waterproof technology is deeply embedded in out every life! In recent years, water proof technology has been applied to various fields, such as, electronic products and construction industries! Waterproof technology is especially most actively incorporated in electronic products! Outdoor displays, in particular, are equipped with waterproof technology as well as dustproof technology. Thanks to such technologies, we are able to see clear display images even outdoors. Unlike the conventional method of removing water drops with heat, current self- cleaning glass sends an electric signal to the glass, causing water drops to fall off by vibration. And because of its low power consumption, it is also economical. Moreover, the functions of waterproof technology is becoming diversified with the introduction of new products. There is not only technology that prevents the absorption of water, but also water repellent technology that bounces off water! Such technologies are applied to our everyday life, and the best way to understand the use is by looking at functional clothing. When the fabric is developed, a water pressure test is carried out to check whether the fabric can withstand from getting wet. Through the process, the level of waterproof ability is determined and the functional clothing can finally enter the market. We will explore more about the evolution of waterproof technology applied to various industries, and how it is making our life convenient.
When the weather becomes warmer, many people look for waters. Water leisure is gaining a huge popularity. In recent years, water leisure sports have become diversified, and safer than ever. In Korea, a new boat that allows people to see both above and under water has been developed. It is called a "Semi-Submarine Boat," which is a combination of submarine and boat. It is designed to submerge to about 1.2m, and the boat has approximately 1 ton of weigh placed at the bottom for safety. On the other hand, "Flying Water Board" is gaining popularity. It pumps water with high pressure to float the board, and it has several holes for stability. Surfing that rides waves have also incorporated technology to go beyond limits. An equipment called "Electric Surf Board" has its own driving force that waves are unnecessary. We will look into how technology is fused into the "water leisure industry."
The appearance of tourist attractions have been changing in recent years. Tourism was once merely one-dimensional, but tourism has developed into one that satisfies all human senses. As the number of independent tourist are increasing and more people are moving away from mass group tours, industries are working hard to develop new contents to attract tourists in Korea. As the number of foreign tourists visiting Korea are increasing, a translation service application that uses ICT has emerged. The application utilizes AI to automatically translate words and sentences, tourists can easily obtain tour information. Moreover, experiential entertainment content that use AR and VR are also actively used. An experience facility in Andong let tourists experience the history and culture of the region through games using VR and AR. Therefore, the technology is beneficial to the local economy, as more tourists spend more time sightseeing tour spots. Because tourists are spending more time, a resort has incorporated Media Facade to provide more value to their stay. We look into tourism industry that provide high quality service with technology.