IoT-based Digital Life Care Industry Trends

  • Kim, Young-Hak (Korea Evaluation Institute of Industrial Technology)
  • Received : 2019.07.12
  • Accepted : 2019.07.21
  • Published : 2019.09.30


IoT-based services are being released in accordance with the aging population and the demand for well-being pursuit needs. In addition to medical device companies, companies with ideas ranging from global ICT companies to startup companies are accelerating their market entry. The areas where these services are most commonly applied are health/medical, life/safety, city/energy, automotive and transportation. Furthermore, by expanding IoT technology convergence into the area of life care services, it contributes greatly to the development of service models in the public sector. It also provides an important opportunity for IoT-related companies to open up new markets. By addressing the problems of life care services that are still insufficient. We are providing opportunities to pursue the common interests of both users and workers and improve the quality of life. In order to establish IoT-based digital life care services, it is necessary to develop convergence technologies using cloud computing systems, big data analytics, medical information, and smart healthcare infrastructure.


Digital Life care;IoT services;well-being;medical device;health/medical;life/safety;city/energy


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