Data Analysis for Thermal Disease Wearable Devices


  • Jinkook Kim Department of Sport and Healthcare, Namseoul University, Korea
  • Soohyun Kim Department of Sport and Healthcare, Namseoul University, Korea



Thermal disease, wearable device, service platform, application


This study was conducted as a planning stage for development of wearable devices capable of managing the thermal diseases by applying the ICT(Information Communication Technology) in an endeavor to meet the urgent needs for countermeasures amid rapid increase in the number of patients with the thermal diseases caused as a result of global warming. The purpose of this study was to provide the basic data for development of wearable devices allowing the patients to be transported expeditiously to hospitals based on synchronization with medical institutions or enabling the prevention of diseases through the response system for each stage according to the reference values based on the data reflecting physical characteristics of individuals by applying the ICT, so that the thermal diseases can be managed effectively. For that, basic study will be conducted on expanding the role of the devices capable of protecting human lives from various thermal diseases caused by the scorching heat waves, which are affecting countries worldwide and expected to persist in the period ahead, by setting the goals of each stage for the thermal disease management platform and collecting necessary information. Based on the accumulated data, the functions of precise diagnosis and treatment can be expected through more accurate evidences pertaining to the thermal diseases.


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Author Biographies

Jinkook Kim, Department of Sport and Healthcare, Namseoul University, Korea

Jinkook Kim received his B.Sc. degrees in Mathematics from The Catholic University of Korea, South Korea and M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Sport Management from Korea University, South Korea. Dr. Kim is currently an adjunct professor at the Department of Sport and Healthcare at Namseoul University. He is interested in sport fusion research and is conducting various related studies. And he is the recipient of the 2011 Korean Society for Sport Management Thesis Award.

Soohyun Kim, Department of Sport and Healthcare, Namseoul University, Korea

Soohyun Kim received the doctor of philosophy in Sport and Leisure Studies from Yonsei University in 2007. Dr. Kim joined the Sport & Healthcare department at Namseoul University in 2008. His research interests include Sport Management and Sport Convergence.


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