Korean Digital Healthcare Company Wins CES 2020 Innovation Award for its Smart Belt

Smart Belt Pro Innovation Award
Image: WELT

WELT, a Korean digital healthcare company, won the CES 2020 Innovation Awards for its new product, Smart Belt Pro.

An updated version of a previous model, the Smart Belt Pro features the first ever fall prevention function in a belt. Other features include waist measurement, sitting time measurement, monitoring for overeating and step counting.

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“For WELT, CES is like a contest that gives us a chance to show off our hard work in the past year, said WELT co-founder, Ken Roh. “Buyers and media companies from all over the world stop by our booth to experience WELT and promote the value of the brand. Starting with CES, we will enhance our brand value and begin global market entry in earnest through premium stores in our major markets in the United States and Europe.”

Unlike the fall detection feature on Apple Watch, which detects a fall only after it has occurred, the WELT smart belt works to prevent such a fall, reports Business Wire.

The Smart Belt Pro uses the stable signals provided by the sensor located at the center of the body to detect patterns in small steps that wrist-based wearables aren’t able to pinpoint.

Mobile phone and app
Image: Business Wire

The belt can detect a fall in advance and prevent it by analyzing irregularities in the user’s walking pattern.

The Smart Belt Pro has achieved many improvements compared to the previous version in terms of the belt’s quality, proving itself worthy of the name “Pro.”

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The leather strap has been handmade by master craftsmen using the premium Italian cowhide used by the finest fashion brands. The automatic buckle developed by WELT is so comfortable that you will never want to go back to your old buckle.

The price depends on the leather type and buckle, and starts at US $395.

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