Hanyang University's Department of Music Therapy Develops a Song for the Seongdong-gu Smart Shelter
State-of-the-art, internet of things shelter...installation at the 10 bus stops with the most passengers
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Music that was created by the Department of Music Therapy of Hanyang University is flowing in Seongdong Smart Shelters, special bus stops introduced by Seongdong-gu on the 3rd of August.
Seongdong Smart Shelters are smart bus stops equipped with cooling and heating systems with ultraviolet air sterilizers. The facilities allow residents to wait for buses pleasantly in extreme cold or extreme heat. These smart bus stops are installed at 10 different bus stops, including the one in front of the Seongdong-gu District Office.
All the systems in the shelter are controlled and managed 24 hours a day at the Smart City Integrated Control Center in Seongdong-gu by utilizing internet of things technology. For residents' full safety, even at dawn or late at night, Seongdong-gu has established an artificial intelligence system that directly shares information with the Seongdong Police Station and fire station when screams or abnormal behaviour is detected.
It also has various convenient functions: free public Wi-Fi and phone chargers, as well as a small table with relaxing chairs. A separate space for wheelchairs and strollers also exist. In addition, music created by Hanyang University's Department of Music Therapy flows softly in the shelter.
Seongdong-gu plans to further expand Seongdong Smart Shelters after examing residents' responses. "It's smart welfare to make the daily lives of our residents convenient through new technology," said Jeong Won-oh, head of Seongdong-gu District Office. He also added, "We will continue to put forth our best efforts to create a smart city that changes the lives of the residents."
Meanwhile, Hanyang University's Department of Music Therapy will conduct research on human prosperity such as health, well-being, and education through a convergence approach with artificial intelligence. Lastly, it aims to lead social growth and innovation by training music rehabilitation specialists suitable for smart industries and music convergence experts who solve social problems.
Global News Team
Translation by: Lee Hee-jin
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