South Korean ICT company specializing in smart livestock health management uLikeKorea said Wednesday it has successfully developed a COVID-19 body patch system that can monitor symptoms, activity level and location related to the virus in real-time.
According to uLikeKorea, the system was made with non-toxic and environmentally friendly materials that can be attached to the chest. It can detect temperature, pulse, activity level and location in real-time, it said.
“ULikeKorea used the Livecare technology which provides early detection of disease for livestock as a basis to develop the COVID-19 body patch monitoring system,” uLikeKorea CEO Kim Hee-jin said.
The company said it is currently in strategic discussions with global IT conglomerate SoftBank for entering global markets including Brazil and US with the price range of around $30.
“We intend to first provide the patch system domestically as soon as we obtain an emergency approval from the government,” Kim said.