Mobile Doctor (Co-CEOs Shin Jae-won and Oh Nam-soo) which developed a pediatric fever management service app (http://www.appmd.co.kr/appmdweb/?page_id=3975), announced on March 7 that it plans to achieve a total of 1.5 million downloads at home and abroad this year. That is to say, the company targets 500,000 downloads in Korea and 1 million downloads abroad. The application manages a child's fever symptoms based on the child's body temperature, immunization and medication information among others.
The application has a push-alarm to notify symptoms and solutions through a big data-based algorithm when parents enter their child's body temperature. For example, depending on the child's body temperature and its change trend, the application provides the types of symptoms, how to administer antipyretics, and information on whether or not to visit the hospital. "I developed this application because I found out that there were a lot of parents who are embarrassed when their children have a fever," said CEO Oh Nam-soo. "It is a great advantage to present a situation-specific solution in real time "He said.
The company’s big data contain information on 670,000 antipyretic drugs as well as 220 million pieces of body temperature information, 90,000 fever symptoms. By working with doctors, software architects, and medical information specialists, Mobile Doctor has secured expertise and the ease of use.
Its service targets range from babies to adolescents, but its main subjects are those five years old or younger. "The response is good enough to record 200,000 downloads a year after its launch in 2015," CEO Oh said. "We are planning to make efforts to improve the convenience of interoperating with apps through the development and launch of wearable thermometers." The Gyeonggi Creation Economic Innovation Center supports the product’s marketing and overseas advancement.