Healthcare IoT products have recently been drawing popularity among many people since they allow people to manage health anytime, anywhere. However, most healthcare items are in band-type so they are inconvenient to wear and have place restrictions. CLF-Hi-Tech is receiving much attention at home and abroad by releasing healthcare IoT product 'KEEP U', which can solve these issues. We organized our questions on the company and product in Q&As through an interview with CEO Anastasia of CLF-Hi-Tech.
(Photo: CEO Anastasia of CLF-Hi-Tech)
Q: Could you introduce about your company to us?
A: Established in 2009, CLF–Hi-Tech is headquartered in Gwangju TP with its R&D center and factory located in Haebo Agricultural Park. The company currently conducts R&D on application products by applying healthcare IoT.
Q: What is the product/service/solution/technology you are introducing to us?
The healthcare device 'KEEP U' can monitor heart rate, ECG, and respiration anywhere and anytime, enabling users to manage their health on their own. They can also analyze and manage their health information checked at once on the smartphone app through a cloud service. Also, by setting it in the 'Out of home' mode, the gadget alarms the user if any unexpected movement or an intruder is detected when no one is at home. 'KEEP U' can be the best solution for the people of all ages who are concerned with their health.
Q: How is it differentiated from other company products?
A: Most healthcare products are sold in a band-type these days, which are inconvenient to wear and have frequent errors. They use an IP camera to identify the health conditions of the elderly, but it causes huge privacy issues as it is susceptible to hacking and cannot monitor health status all the time. However, our non-band type product is unique and differentiated from other companies, since it can be used for individual health management and non-video surveillance by monitoring and manage health at anytime, anywhere and by analyzing and processing the data results in real-time without physical contact.
Q: What are the specific achievements you've made so far?
A: CLF-Hi-Tech has announced its products in various international industrial exhibitions and received many positive responses, including related people and participants.
Q: What are your future plans?
A: We are planning to continue promoting our products through various domestic and international exhibitions and to start selling products in East Asia from next year. We will also cooperate actively with investors who are interested in our technology.
Q: Finally, what is your ultimate vision/goal pursued by your company?
A: We plan to research and develop various healthcare products so that many people can check their health in daily life. We hope to contribute to the society through our products.
The Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology was established to nurture talented human resources of advanced science and technology, promote collaborative researches with industries and education/research with foreign countries, and contribute to national science technologies and balanced regional development. The institute is carrying out plans such as building a global campus equipped with global competitiveness through the 'Cradle of creative science and technology for the future', proposing an innovative research model through collaborative global convergence research and convergence across academic disciplines, and nurturing human resources for youth startups for generating national growth engine. The IR pitching video created with the support of Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology is one of the projects to successfully attract investments for excellent startup companies.