Nice Running Forest Machine participated in the MIK Hot Spot (Made in Korea Online Exhibition) KHIDI and introduced Forest Running Mate with high hopes of meeting buyers and investors.
Q. Background for developing the product
As the factors like fine dust that limit
external activities are increasing, I wanted to make a treadmill that could
bring out the effect of the aerobic exercise and break the boredom of the
existing treadmill and make the indoor exercise more fun. In particular, we
wanted to make a treadmill that provides the same experience as running in the
forests and trekking courses in foreign countries at home.
Q. About our product
Forest Running Mate is a system that
connects a smartphone, TV screen, and treadmill. When you run the application
on your smartphone and select a course from the app, the selected course
appears on the TV screen. And, when the user adjusts the speed on the
treadmill, Forest Running Mate recognizes the speed adjustment and adjusts the
speed of the video.
Q. Features of the product
You can get the feeling of running outdoors
without having to go outside, and by being portable, our product can easily be
taken out from home and used in other treadmills. It is made up of the
mirroring device and the speed measurement device, and we will make the app
available in the marketplace. We haven't decided on whether provide it for free
or at a cost.
We have applied for one international
patent and two domestic patents. I'm studying at a relevant graduate school,
and I am working with a patent attorney who can handle international patents
whom I got to know through a friend, a professor mechanical engineering to
control instruments, and a doctor in forestry field who can collaborate with
international forest institutions.
Q. Future plans
I am thinking of making a product that
provides the experience of running the course with the image of beautiful landscapes
around the world or trekking course on TV screen at home by collaborating with
a company that has a platform that can share trekking course videos. First, we
are planning to improve the prototype and launch the product by the end of this
year or early next year.
The products and services of the major
companies of KHIDI Health Industry Startup Innovation Center in the MIK Hot
Spot (Made in Korea Online Exhibition) will also be displayed in BIO KOREA
2020. Asia's biggest bio convention BIO KOREA 2020 co-organized by KHIDI and
Chungbuk Province and sponsored by MOHW will be open online due to the COVID-29
pandemic on May 18-23. Virtual exhibition halls, conference, and business
forums will be operated, and the companies will be promoting their competitiveness.
Also, with video meetings, businesses between overseas speakers, buyers, and
domestic and foreign participating companies will be made. To date, more than
160 companies have applied for the virtual exhibition booth at BIO KOREA 2020.
Companies wishing to participate can apply through the web page or email by
For this, the global news network AVING
News has begun holding the MIK Hot Spot (Made in Korea Online Exhibition) to
help small and medium-sized companies enter the market and attract investment
365 days a year. AVING News has been running online exhibitions since 2005 and
had 975 online exhibitions so far. Its YouTube online exhibition has placed
itself as Korea's largest online exhibition hall that opens with 19,000 videos
(booths) with more than 800,000 visits per month which means more than 10
million visits per year.
The MIK Hot Spot online exhibition is
scheduled to be held regularly according to the field, target market, and
participating institutions, and it will be presented as a new type of online
business by transforming the know-hows and values of the participating
companies according to the trend. Companies that want to participate can apply
and apply through the marketing support projects from supporting institutions in
the local governments. Refer to the institutions for more information.