SK Telecom has launched a blood glucose meter connected to its Internet of Things (IoT) network aimed at diabetes patients.
Caresens N IoT, designed by medical device maker i-sens, is connected to the telecommunications carrier's LTE Cat M1 IoT network.
It will send the blood glucose level of patients wherever they are to families and hospitals.
South Korea has 5 million diabetes patients, SK Telecom said, and care is vital for the incurable condition.
The meter will cost 99,000 won, and have a monthly fee of 1,100 won.
SK Telecom has launched a slew of services that utilises its national IoT network.
Last month, the company launched a rental car management service that uses the LTE Cat M1 network.
In July, it launched a lipstick-shaped IoT device that alerts the police, families, and friends in emergencies.
In healthcare, the company is developing artificial intelligence (AI) tech for genome analysis.
SK Telecom has successfully made its first 5G call by syncing Samsung's switchboard with Ericsson and Nokia's 5G base stations.
SK Telecom has launched a fire detection solution that uses LoRa network-connected detectors and smartphones for monitoring.
SK Telecom will install earthquake sensors on over 8,000 radio station clusters nationwide and send the data to the Korea Meteorological Administration.
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