Ep.71 [ Expansion of wireless charging technologies / Rise of Korean medicine with high technology / SMART BIZ EXPO 2019 ]
World Ch. Schedule : FRI 08:30 KST
Date : 2019-10-11
A charging device that can charge a smartphone simply by putting the phone on the charger has gained popularity. Wireless charging technology has been applied to a wide range of areas aside from smartphone, including medicine and transportation. And it has been applied to the manufacturing of semiconductors for a long period of time. A part of the manufacturing facilities have implemented a wireless charging system in order to simplify the equipment and prevent the inflow of impurities. Automated facilities for the manufacturing of semiconductors as well as the production facilities that carry out repetitive movements according to the tracks can receive power with magnetic force, based on a non-contact method. Wireless charging technology has also been applied to the medical sector. Patients with implanted medical equipment have to get surgeries later in order to replace the battery. However, a domestic research team has developed an implantable medical device which can be charged wirelessly in the body. Moreover, wireless charging technologies for long distances aside from short distances have been developed in the domestic field. A lot of electronic devices can be charged from a distance of 6 meters. And advanced technologies that can increase the distance and enhance the charging efficiency will be continuously developed. We introduce wireless charging technology which has brought about innovative changes to the parts of our lives and industries.
A lot of cutting-edge technologies and medical devices have been introduced to the field of medicine and it has brought about innovative changes to the industry. Such changes have also had a significant impact on the traditional Korean medicine. In July, WHO included traditional Korean medicine to its international classification of diseases. And Korean medicine has gained recognition in the global medical field. As part of an effort to boost globalization of Korean medicine, a lot of advanced Korean medical skills have been introduced. The technologies have been developed by collaborating traditional medical knowledge with cutting-edge technologies. A robot that can help doctors examine the pulse of patients has been introduced. By analyzing the depth, size and width of the waveform of pulse, it is possible to find out the symptom which is similar to the existing diseases and make a diagnosis. Smart-band pulse measurement device, which can measure the pulse of both arms accurately, has been developed. And the result is sent to the mobile application. It is expected to be an effective tool for the patients with chronic cardiovascular and cerebrovascular who need to check the pulse and receive information in daily lives. Diagnosis of physical constitution, which analyzes people’s faces and body shapes, has usually been made based on the subjective opinions of Korean medicine doctors. So it was difficult to make an accurate diagnosis. Aside from scanning the face and body shape, K-prism can analyze the unique characteristics of forehead, eyes and nose in three dimensions. We look into the ongoing development of Korean medicine, which has collaborated with cutting-edge technologies and provided customized treatments.
SMART BIZ EXPO 2019, which promotes mutual growth of the major as well as small and mid-sized businesses, has been held. This year marks the fourth anniversary of SMART BIZ EXPO. About 129 small and mid-sized businesses, which have learned manufacturing skills from Samsung Electronics, participated in the event. The event was held to enhance the manufacturing competitiveness of the domestic businesses and help them broaden the distribution network in overseas markets. Companies from various fields including consumer goods like food and beverages and home appliances as well as industrial goods like components have participated in the event. A variety of products including food which were developed based on the advanced technologies have captured the eyes of visitors and buyers. Moreover, as part of an effort to enhance the capabilities of the participating companies, a lot of additional events related to marketing and distribution were held. Business matching event served as an opportunity for the companies to discuss the future directions as well as get advice on the marketing and distribution strategies. The consultation service has received positive reviews from the participating small businesses every year. The domestic small and mid-sized companies have laid a firm foundation for the national economic development. And we explore SMART BIZ EXPO 2019, which has introduced the advanced technologies and products of small and mid-sized companies that are expected to serve as a significant growth engine for the Korean economy.