Well-Being Store: A New Channel in U-Commerce for Insurance Industry

  • Jong Hwan Suh
  • Sung Min Bae
  • Sang Chan Park
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4159)


With new channels and devices based on ubiquitous computing, UCommerce provides an environment where buyers and sellers are literally able to commerce anytime, anywhere, and anyway they like. In U-Commerce, a lot of opportunities are expectable in various industrial areas, and especially in insurance industry. In this paper, we propose new types of insurance services in U-Commerce. And as a new channel to practice it, we propose Well-Bing Store with three concepts: ‘Corporeal Insurance Product’, ‘U-Cart’, and ‘Health Examination’. And supportive processes in Well-Being Store are depicted in detail as well. By introducing Well-Being Store, we transform a physical place into an intelligent space which cares insured customers previously before they get sick. This is actualized by managing a list of foodstuffs in a U-Cart accordingly, and by keeping a health examination regularly with help of an insurance company and a hospital.


Health Examination Ubiquitous Computing Insurance Industry Insurance Service Insurance Product 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jong Hwan Suh
    • 1
  • Sung Min Bae
    • 2
  • Sang Chan Park
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Industrial EngineeringKorea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)DaejeonRepublic of Korea
  2. 2.Department of Industrial & Management EngineeringHANBAT National UniversityDaejeonKorea
  3. 3.Graduate School of Culture TechnologyKorea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)DaejeonRepublic of Korea

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