If you haven’t been in the intensive care unit of a hospital, you’ve probably seen it on TV or in a movie – the moment when the monitor flatlines and a flurry of doctors and nurses rush in to resuscitate the patient. Sometimes the line continues, sometimes it starts to beep, indicatin
With the current coronavirus pandemic, certain medical supplies are in urgent need. Medical staff require personal protective equipment, nasal swabs are needed to conduct testing and a sufficient number of respiratory ventilators are lacking.
Advances in technology, such as artificial intelligence, could help to provide solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic. Using AI tools such as machine learning and data analytics, researchers can help to track outbreaks, detect illness and eventually secure a treatment.
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.