“Home network as your doctor”
LG and Insung join hands to provide ubiquitous healthcare services
-Strategic partnership of home network-healthcare solutions providers
-Integrate home network solution and remote healthcare service
-Ubiquitous healthcare to differentiate home network service
April 7, 2006
LG Electronics (www.lge.com) enters the new market of home network systems integrated with health services.
LG Electronics announced today that the company signed an MOU with Insung Information (www.insunginfo.co.kr), a ubiquitous healthcare solutions provider, to jointly develop and market “U-Healthcare” service that combines home network systems and healthcare solutions.
The remote healthcare service developed by Insung Information will be a new feature on LG Home Net, currently featuring home appliances care, surveillance and monitoring, video phone, and remote meter reading.
Using the new LG Home Net system, users can monitor their blood pressure, glucose level, and body fat, on the medical devices connected through the network. The monitored data is then sent to the Home Net Server to be examined by the attending physician in real-time, and an immediate healthcare consultation is available if necessary.
Based on the MOU, LG Electronics and Insung Information will continue developing various ubiquitous healthcare services, allowing home network users to access services and information that help prevent, diagnose, and manage diseases at the comfort of their home.
Mr. Beom-Seok Go, vice president of LG Home Net Division, states that “digital home network is one of the hottest topics in the housing market these days. LG Home Net will continue to lead the industry with new services such as u-healthcare, allowing users to access healthcare services from home.”
Mr. Jong-Yoon Won, CEO of Insung Information, comments “the concept of luxury homes is being re-defined by the current trend of well-being and digital technology. The LG-Insung partnership will allow the two companies to raise the bar in the industry.”
Insung Information is a provider of next generation total IT solutions, including convergent solutions based on integrated network and communications technology. Combining cutting-edge IT technology and expertise in healthcare services, ubiquitous healthcare is one of the company’s core technology areas.