The International Day of Older Persons is celebrated on the first day of October to raise awareness about the wellbeing and needs of elderly people. The COVID-19 pandemic, which affects older people disproportionately, is overshadowing this year’s event.
Ulrike Haltrich has been appointed Chair of IEC TC 100: Audio, video and multimedia systems and equipment. IEC TC 100 has published close to 500 standards which shape the audio-visual (AV) as well as the information and communication (ICT) landscape.
Forget about voice control or facial recognition, one of the hottest gadgets at this year’s CES was a wearable brain-to-computer interface, which enables people to switch on the television using the power of their brains.
A new Joint Advisory Group (JAG) has been set up to facilitate cooperation between IEC TC 100, IEC TC 124 and IEC SyC AAl. Johannes Koch from the IEC National Committee for Germany, DKE, is the new chair for this group.
According to the World Bank, 15% of the world’s population lives with some form of disability. There is a great need to provide services so that the disabled can live healthy, active and independent lives.
Technology is helping us to live longer while enjoying a better quality of life. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), soon the number of people aged 60 and older will outnumber children younger than five.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), around 422 million people in the world suffer from diabetes. It is a chronic, metabolic disease characterized by high levels of blood sugar, which can lead over time to serious damage to the heart, blood vessels, eyes, kidneys and ne