H Lab (Humaneer Lab.) under the direction of Prof. Jun Dong Cho, email@example.com) studies the wearable sensor applications that are expected to create a major impact in global healthcare. Despite the emergence of smart wearable products, there is shortage of effective and systematic human-centered smart care design technology. Our human ICT convergence research Lab., called H-Lab. in SKKU uniquely aims to interdisciplinary convergence technology collaborating with information and computing, Healthcare technology, and Cognitive design technology. With these in mind, our students called Humaneer (a portmanteau of humanity and engineer) studies innovative technologies with destructive creativity. Research topics include: Wearable /Healthcare Devices with Activity-driven Cognition.
- Human Centered Design Methodology
- Human Computer Wearable Interaction UI/UX
- Playful Gamification for Smart Care
“Humaneer who loves Human for Smart Care”
Wearable/Healthcare Devices requires embodied Cognition with converging design humaneering, playful interaction, and embodied cognitive hyper-context awareness. Human ICT Convergence Lab., called H-Lab. in SKKU are a collaborating with 5-H which is embodied in human. The 5-H's are Hands for giving and sharing, Heads for thinking and managing, Health for healthy living, and Heart for relating and caring, and finally Happiness for managing all of these 4H. Therefore, Institute of Human ICT Convergence cultivates Humaneer (Human +Engineer) products that creates new value of the emotion-cognitive UI/UX for smart care by understanding smart life culture, emotional design, and marketing ability based on the human-centered ICT (mobile, network, human friendly intellectualization) and collaborative rendezvous with humanities. Recently, Korean government is promoting convergence of industry to open Neo-Renaissance era like iPhones have changed the dynamics of global market. Our institute has been built based on the government program Human Resource Cultivation for Creative Convergence of Industry in 2013, funded with 3.5 billion KRW for five years.
The most prominent forms of wearables are smart bands, watches, glasses, jewelry, clothing and various types of headgear. The three main subcategories shared by these form factors were: Lifestyle, Entertainment: Health & Fitness. Wearable internet of things technology with tiny sensors, including accelerometers, gyroscopes, force transducers, and visual and sound recorders worn on the body and in clothing, will become essential components for the delivery of health care and health maintenance. Sensors created by micro- and nanotechnologies will simplify communications with health providers seamlessly over Internet and WIFI transmission via phones and other convenient devices. Internet of things technology and services spent $4.8 trillion in 2012, and we expect the market to be $8.9 trillion in 2020. Emotion ICT is expected to be the main ICT industry in the post smart era with a compound annual growth rate of 7.9 percent. The research on internet of things with emotional cognition require fusion of multidisciplinary research such as IT (information and computer) + BT (enhancement of medical science and physical ability) + CT (cognitive science + Intellectual capacity) + DT(enhancement of design and emotional ability) + MT (Enhancement of analysis capability of market characteristics). To pursue these collaborative works, SKKU Human ICT Convergence program has been buit on well-organized interdisciplinary research infrastructure with research members from both natural and humanity science campus such as department of electrical and computer engineering, art design, interaction science, psychology, philosophy, Samsung convergence medical science, and systems management engineering. These members with different background will promote synergic effects in the course of interchanging their knowledge and experience.
Our aim is to promote research, development, and rapid evaluation of systems that monitor aspects of mental and physical health, inform clinical decisions, and deliver therapies in real-time with minimal intrusion and cost. To date, HICT collaborations with other universities, federal and state government entities, and industry have aimed for the most effective smart-care applications of home-based and mobile technologies. Academic and industry groups can leverage the organization of the HICT to quickly test mobile health ideas and products in real-world settings. We encourage industrial partner to collaborate with us.