On August 25, UNIST signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Korean telecommunications operator, LG U+ to jointly design and develop innovative solutions for smart healthcare.
With the launch of Smart Healthcare Research Center in March, UNIST has been carrying out cutting-edge work in the field of smart healthcare, a health service that exploits technologies, such as the internet of things (loT), artificial intelligence (AI), wearable devices, and advanced communication. Through this, the center has been promoting the development of various healthcare services in the following areas: ▲ Rehabilitation, ▲ Disease prevention, ▲ ICT/AI-based medical diagnosis, and ▲ Big data-based medical clinical results analysis. An empirical research study has also been carried out to verify these services.
In the memorandum of understanding, the two organizations have pledged to carry out joint tasks in the following areas: ▲Design and demonstration of smart healthcare solutions, and ▲ Discovery of new solutions for the workplace accident rehabilitation public hospital, which is scheduled to be open in Ulsan by 2025. They also promised to work together on the establishment of healthcare clusters, in parallel with the next national smart city project, which will be in Busan, the southern port city of South Korea. Solutions developed by both sides will be combined with high-tech technologies, such as AI, VR/AR, 3D bioprinting, and robotics.
Under this partnership, LG U+ plans to hold a smart healthcare hackathon for UNIST students and jointly discover various new solutions through research on mental healthcare solutions, in conjunction with UNIST Healthcare Center. To this end, UNIST plans on organizing joint research projects in related fields with the world’s top universities.
Meanwhile, the MoU signing ceremony between UNIST and LG U+ was attended by UNIST President Yong Hoon Lee, President Hyeon-Sik Hwang of LG U+ Corp., and key representatives of both organizations.