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[Science & Patent] AED to prevent sudden death

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Writer NANOOMTECH Hit 2,721 Hits Date 18-11-20 15:47




This is a time to learn about interesting inventions and patents in your life. 

I will talk with the expert in the Intellectual Property Strategy Office of Korea. 


What is the news for you today? 


Have you ever seen an automatic defibrillator installed at a subway station or a public place? 

Or have you seen an automatic defibrillator used at an emergency rescue request in a movie or TV drama? 

Today, we will look at the automatic defibrillator (AED), which is rapidly increasing in market demand due to the sudden increase in sudden death or acute heart disease due to aging and the necessity of the government to install it. 


Nowadays, you can sometimes see an automatic defibrillator in a public place. 


Automatic defibrillators are often referred to as Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs), which are medical devices that treat abnormal heartbeats such as life-threatening arrhythmia, ventricular fibrillation or pulsatile ventricular tachycardia. 

An automatic defibrillator is a device that restores normal pulses by passing a high-voltage current through the cardiac arrhythmia such as ventricular fibrillation, atrial fibrillation, atrial fibrillation, and ventricular tachycardia for a very short time. 

It is a device that helps to find a normal heart rhythm by giving an electric shock to an abnormal heart. 


How much does this automatic defibrillator play in saving lives in a real emergency? 


Patients with acute cardiac arrest, which should be given priority over defibrillation therapy, usually occur in homes and public places. The survival rate decreases by 7 ~ 10% after one minute after the onset, and the patient reaches the hospital within 10 minutes, It is very difficult to receive it, so the rate of resuscitation is very low, and most of the patients died without receiving hospital treatment. 

Now to be able to where defibrillation treatment anywhere in the development and deployment of automated external defibrillator with priority, automatic defibrillator in the United States, which is advertised as a whole has seen the survival rate of a whopping 25% 


so automatic defibrillator technologies What are the domestic and foreign patent application status and future technology prospects? 


First, overseas companies such as Philips Medical, Sol Medical and Medtronic are leading the automatic defibrillator market. 

As domestic companies, CYU MEDICAL and Nanum Tech are growing as specialized medical device companies, and these companies are also leading the related patent applications. 

Technology is being developed in the area of ​​remote management systems that combine wearable automatic defibrillators and IT technology to continuously measure patient cardiac activity and apply appropriate shocks when necessary. 


It is the automatic defibrillator that can save lives in an emergency, and I look forward to growing into a new industry that will be an axis of our economy in the future.

So let's look at what patent news this week has for a while and keep on talking. 


I've looked at a patent issue in one state. 

Which of these is noteworthy news? 


Recently, as the importance of information security has increased due to the leakage of personal information of credit card companies and telecommunication companies, patent applications for "biometrics technology" are increasing. 

According to the related organizations, applications for biometrics technology have been steadily increasing over the past three years, and face recognition technology accounted for the highest percentage of 44%. 


How will biometrics be used in the field of personal information security? 


Biometric information is unique to each individual, so there is no fear of theft or forgery, so using biometric information as a password can greatly enhance security. 

It is expected that biometrics technology will soon replace official certificates in situations where banking accidents are frequent due to hacking. 


In addition to biometric methods using fingerprints, faces, and irises, which are commonly known, are there any other technologies? 


As a technology not yet widely known, there are vein recognition and ECG recognition. 

Vein recognition is a technique that identifies identities by the veins of the back of the hand or wrist, focusing on the fact that veins are shaped differently from person to fingerprint. 

ECG recognition has the advantage of being able to monitor the health condition in the process of identifying the person using the ECG data. 


So how much commercialization of biometrics technology is done? 


Fingerprint recognition and face recognition have already been commercialized and used in many places, but 'iris recognition technology' has not been widely used yet. 

However, iris, which has a unique pattern for each person and has a characteristic that does not change forever, has about 266 distinguishable identification features, which are more accurate than fingerprints with about 40 identification features. 

The iris recognition technology that uses it is predicted to have the highest growth rate among biometric technologies. 

Recently, it is characteristic that the patent application for applying iris recognition technology to smartphone is applied without increasing the volume and weight of the smart phone. In the future, financial institution adopts iris recognition as authentication method of mobile banking The market for portable iris recognition technology is expected to expand further. 


So, if biometrics technology is commercialized, is there any possibility of dispute about technology development? 


From fingerprint recognition to iris recognition, biometrics technology is constantly evolving. In recent years, competition for technology development related to the application of biometrics technology to smart phones is expected to accelerate and disputes related to patent infringement are likely to occur in this process. Related experts predict that it will be necessary. 

[Anchor] With the 

development and commercialization of new biometric technology, we hope to make it available as soon as possible in the field of personal information security. 

Thank you very much today.