South Korean telecoms to develop digital health tools

According to a report, South Korea’s major mobile carriers, ST Telecom Co., KT Corp., and LG Uplus Corp. are partnering with local healthcare companies to create new digital services in healthcare. KT Corp. has partnered with Green Cross Healthcare Co. to develop a personalised digital health management service that utilises KT’s artificial intelligence (AI), big data, and cloud technology. The three telecoms have partnered with a healthcare company, Huraypositive Corp. to develop an AI-based diet management tool for diabetes patients. The tool enables patients to access personalised dietary information by uploading pictures through a mobile app.