KT partners with hospital to develop VR rehabilitation training solution for patients

Lim Chang-won Reporter() | Posted : April 27, 2020, 10:38 | Updated : April 27, 2020, 10:38

[Courtesy of KT]

SEOUL -- A virtual meeting platform called Engage launched by KT, a top telecom company in South Korea, will be combined with a video conferencing system to develop a virtual reality rehabilitation solution that would enable intensive rehabilitation training for patients.

KT said it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Pusan National University Hospital to jointly develop a VR remote rehabilitation training solution within this year. The brain's nerve or signal system, which is responsible for the function of exercise, is stimulated to improve the patient's motor ability.

KT is responsible for developing an advanced VR-based rehabilitation solution based on realistic media and 5G technology capabilities, while the hospital will conduct rehabilitation training suitable for each patient's symptoms. Patients and medical staff can use a VR-based rehabilitation training solution without time and space constraints.

KT has applied the so-called Rehab Ware program to VR devices. Patients using remote controls can train in virtual reality such as hammering, pouring cups and building blocks.

"We will see the fruits of commercializing VR remote health services for the first time in the world by converging KT's realistic media technology with Busan National University Hospital's medical capabilities," said Kim Hoon-Bae, head of KT's new media business division.
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