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Non-face-to-face services develop in creative ways amid COVID-19 pandemic Updated: 2021-03-22 05:49:16 KST

A so-called "kit-album" vending machine is placed at a subway station in Sinchon.
As soon as the woman presses an item,… a small music album comes out the bottom.
Once people download an app and place the smartphone near the album, they can enjoy music, photos, and videos of their favorite K-pop artists.
The project was a collaboration of over 30 companies including SM and YG Entertainment, and 'NCT127''s album has already sold some 400-thousand copies.

"Because they are physical items, just like CDs, I love the fact I can have the album and only listen to the songs of my favorite singer whenever I want."

This "robot barista" puts ground coffee beans into the filter paper,… and evenly pours water heated to the right temperature.
Hand-drip coffee usually tastes different depending on the person making it.
But, with an artificial intelligence algorithm applied,… coffee made by the robot can have a uniform taste at all times.
And with no face-to-face contact, there is no need to worry about infection.

"It was amazing that I could watch the robot make the coffee I ordered, and I could drink with relief."

Jang Woo-jung, an office worker living in Seoul,… receives a month's worth of nutritional supplements delivered to her home every month,… just like how people subscribe and pay a monthly fee for Netflix.
After consulting an expert, Jang has been taking care of her health with packages of personalized nutritional supplements.

"I loved the fact that it recommends nutritional supplements that suit me best without me having to think about it. It's also convenient because it's divided into small packets. It also tells you the time so that you don't forget to eat it."

With more and more people cautious about meeting people during the COVID-19 era, businesses are working hard to find creative ways to connect with their consumers.

Choi Min-jung, Arirang News.
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