[CES 2021] AI-based healthcare solution developed by S. Korean startup wins CES innovation award

By Park Sae-jin Posted : January 13, 2021, 16:46 Updated : January 13, 2021, 16:46

[Courtesy of M2S]

SEOUL -- A virtual eyesight healthcare solution developed by a South Korean startup won an innovation award at this year's Consumer Electronics Show that is being held online. The prestigious electronics exhibition went fully online this year with no offline events due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The online show will end on January 14.

The Ministry of SMEs and Startups said in a statement on January 13 that "Virtual Reality Ophthal Room Eye Doctor" (VROR EYE DR.), an eyesight examination and management solution developed by domestic healthcare startup M2S won an "Innovation Award" presented by the Consumer Technology Association, the host of the exhibition. 19 other South Korean startups were also honored with the innovation award.

The artificial intelligence (AI)-based eyesight management solution incorporates a system including a virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD). By using the solution, people can analyze their eyesight using Ai and VR techniques and receive treatment.

Because the health management activity takes place inside a virtual space, the analysis and treatment processes do not require a large space. VROR EYE DR. can easily be used inside a small room, according to M2S.


[Courtesy of Luple]

Luple, an AI and internet of things (IoT) company that started off in 2017 as an internal venture of Samsung Electronics, was also given the CES innovation award for "Olly," a fist-sized digital lighting system that uses a specific wavelength of light to help people focus on their daily life such as at work or in the bed when they wake up.

The South Korean AI and IoT company's products and solutions focus on the development of digital solutions and products that have a similar "wake-up" effect of caffeine to the human body using different light sources. Olly was designed to revitalize the bio-rhythms of modern people using human-centric lighting devices, Luple said.
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