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.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), around 466 million people worldwide have disabling hearing loss. It may result from genetic causes, complications at birth, certain infectious diseases, chronic ear infections, the use of particular drugs, exposure to excessive noise
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