AI CCTV solutions to be adopted at nursing homes for privacy protection

Lim Chang-won Reporter() | Posted : June 20, 2022, 11:13 | Updated : June 20, 2022, 11:13

[Courtesy of LG Uplus]


SEOUL -- A rapid increase in the population of old people in South Korea has boosted interest in safe elderly care facilities, and CCTV installation is mandatory in nursing homes by January 2024, causing the need for privacy protection.

LG Uplus (LGU+) said it has signed a memorandum of understanding with NetOn, a company specializing in artificial intelligence vision recognition, to provide an intelligent CCTV solution that can monitor nursing homes without exposing personal information. 

The solution utilizes multiple face recognition technology to monitor up to 20 people at the same time and blur even those who move by using face-tracking technology. LGU+ will test-run intelligent CCTVs in 20 nursing homes to provide optimized solutions.

LGU+ will release a new solution that can prevent falls in the fourth quarter of 2022, combined with a product capable of detecting changes in posture. "As our society enters an aging society, there are growing concerns of the elderly who want to live a safe and comfortable retirement life and their children who have parents in nursing homes," LGU+'s corporate division head Choi Taek-jin said in a statement.

Government data showed that the number of old people would increase to take up more than 20 percent of the whole population by 2025. NetOn has developed AI video encryption solutions that can minimize safety problems such as falls and dementia disappearance and also prevent physical exposure and infringement of portrait rights due to indiscriminate filming.

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