* Date : 2018-09-21
Thanks to the development of voice recognition technology, conversation, which used to be considered as the preserve of human, has evolved into a dialogue between people and objects. And it has brought about significant changes to people's lives and various industrial sectors. By collaborating with artificial intelligence, it is expected to be used for a wide range of areas including intelligent assistants, smart home and voice interpretation. The market has gained recognition from the public along with the development of voice-activated speakers. The technology has been applied to a lot of different devices and it has garnered attention as a core element of smart home. Moreover, it has been introduced to the medical industry to improve the convenience when it comes to saving the patient records. Interpretation and translation is another area that has actively implemented voice recognition technologies. And it has replaced professional interpreters. The device can recognize the dialogue right after the moment it hears the conversation. And the conversation can be translated into another language. Also, by connecting the device with a smartphone based on the IoT skills, it has improved the accessibility of consumers. Screen sports market, which has enjoyed explosive popularity these days, has recently implemented a voice recognition technology. The technology has been applied to an existing screen golf system. And it has strengthened the competitive power of the system in the screen sports market. As it is possible to get information and have conversations, it makes people feel like using a golf caddie service. We look into the voice recognition market which has expanded to a broader range of areas based on a huge amount of collected data.
Along with the growing significance of environmental preservation, upcycling, which means the process of transforming discarded materials into products with higher values, has been in the spotlight. Upcycled products can satisfy consumers who purchase the goods. Also, it can make them contribute to preserving the environment, so it has emerged as a rising consumption trend in the global market. In the domestic market, clothing, accessories and furniture are the main areas that have actively promoted upcycling because those are the fields that have put top priority on designs. Concerns have been raised over the designs and quality of upcycled products. However, special materials and unique designs are the contributing factors that have enhanced the competitiveness. A complex space has been established as part of an effort to promote upcycling to the public more effectively. As consumers themselves can recognize the fact that they have been contributing to protecting the environment, the domestic upcycling market has achieved remarkable growth every year. Moreover, it has led to the establishment of startups. We introduce upcycling, which has created new values by building a virtuous circle between human and nature.
Combination between ICT skills and healthcare sector has brought about innovative changes to the medical field. In the past, common medical services were provided to the public, but these days, customized digital healthcare services have been newly developed. Wearable device is one of the emerging areas in the digital healthcare market. It originally aimed to make data from the amount of activities in daily lives. However, it is also helping the users check their health conditions without making a hospital visit. A mobile application, which helps the follow-up care of cancer patients, has recently garnered a lot of attention. And a university hospital has recently promoted a test operation of the service. The application collects the data from the daily lives of patients and helps them manage their health more effectively. And doctors can provide improved medical treatment based on the collected data. Along with the expansion of the digital healthcare market, IT-based wellness industry has emerged as a promising industrial area. We report on digital healthcare, which has emerged as a blue ocean market amid the era of the fourth industrial revolution.