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S. Korea to Develop Advanced Medical Equipment Utilizing AI, VR by 2023

According to Yonhap News,

(SEOUL=Yonhap News) The South Korean government plans to develop various types of advanced medical equipment, such as prosthetic limbs powered by artificial intelligence (AI) and machines that use virtual reality (VR), by 2023.

Under the plan announced by the Ministry of Science and ICT, Seoul will invest a combined 42 billion won (US$37 million) into nine research projects over the next five years.

One of the teams to receive support is Jeil Medical Corp., which plans to develop AI prosthetic parts by incorporating three-dimensional printing technology and AI algorithms.

The company aims to develop AI-powered prosthetic limbs by the target year that are tailored to a particular user and equipped with sensors and electronics that could help amputees experience "realistic" sensation.

The Seoul National University Bundang Hospital also plans to develop medical devices by incorporating VR technology that can be used to help people recovering from a cerebral stroke.

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Source: Yonhap News (July 24, 2018)

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