SEOUL -- KT, a major telecom company in South Korea, will work with Sibel.Inc, an American bio-sensor company, to expand capabilities using artificial intelligence and big data in the digital bio-health sector. Sibel has developed a wireless sensor that can monitor body temperature, cardiac impulse, blood pressure and blood oxygen saturation in real-time.
The two companies agreed to carry out a pilot project related to digital health using ICT-based disease monitoring solutions. Their cooperation covers data analysis and the discovery of new digital health businesses in developing countries and the development of new projects and business models with global organizations.
KT has selected digital and bio-health services using information and communications technology (ICT) as the core of its future strategy. The company works with health and medical institutions to establish an ICT-based health business models and advance into poor medical conditions.
KT uses ICT solutions to help strengthen healthcare capability and economic growth in developing countries. The World Bank will be provided with KT's AI-based epidemic monitoring and prevention solutions and Global Epidemic Prevention Platform (GEPP) that assists the national surveillance of epidemic infection risks by data sharing and contact tracing and strengthening risk awareness for travelers, using a short message service on disease information.
"KT's GEPP and Sibel's sensing technology will be combined to provide innovative medical services not only for COVID-19 but also for the management of various infectious diseases and underlying disease patients," said KT's future value task force head Kim Hyung-wook.
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