SEOUL, South Korea, Sept. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- K-ICT Born2Global Centre (Born2Global), a major Korean government agency under the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP), announced on Sept. 27 that WELT (Wellness Belt), a member of Born2Global had raised more than double its original Kickstarter (http://kck.st/2bJhSyd) goal for its independently developed smart fashion belt. WELT is continuing crowdfunding with smart fashion belt at Kickstarter until Oct. 5.
The smart fashion belt is a wearable health care device that measures and helps users manage health indicators based on the abdominal area. It can be used in place of regular belts, and is able to take and save measurements related to users' waistline, number of steps taken, and number of hours spent seated. Also, it encourages users to embrace healthy habits while keeping in style.
To help users avoid metabolic risks factors, custom messages to manage these risks are given through the app via Bluetooth 4.1. Also, its elegant design makes it look just like a regular, leather belt. Battery is rechargeable and can stand up to more than 20 days with just one charge, using a micro USB charger.
WELT focuses on waist circumference as a significant health indicator. Increase in waist circumference raises risks of metabolic syndrome.
WELT sends its collected data to a specially designed application. The app analyzes and shows the information in a simple way as in traffic lights. Moreover, the app service provides a range of personalized healthcare and weight management plans by automatically adjusting exercise goals. Ultimately it helps its wearer embrace healthy habits. This data can then be provided to medical institutions when users receive health check-ups. WELT has already made their business partnership plans with some medical institutions.
"WELT is not just a belt simply measuring waist size, steps, sitting time, overeating, but it is rather a wellness healthcare device which can substantially improve the wearer's health with his/her own data," says Sean Kang, Medical Doctor & CEO of WELT. "We are expecting to work with healthcare professional groups for joint research and collaborative services using the accumulated data."
Last month, WELT displayed the product at the 2016 IFA held in Germany, Europe's largest annual consumer electronics show held in Germany, where it gained significant attention from prospective overseas clients.
The belt is slated to enter mass production in December 2016.
Contact Person: Jina Lee
WELT is a healthcare tech company that aims to make people healthier. With our wealth of expertise in the healthcare tech industry, we strive to create products that are at the forefront of innovation while also matching our previously held quality standards.
For more detailed information on the WELT, please check out http://www.weltcorp.com
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SOURCE K-ICT Born2Global Centre