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
It seems that humans and robots make great teams in fields as diverse as smart manufacturing and healthcare. In the latter case, robots can enhance a surgeon’s performance and improve a patient’s safety. Lending a helping arm Many people know the US developed Da Vinci robotic surgical
International standards are critically important in the healthcare environment and cover a wide spectrum of devices, systems and domains. The IEC ensures they are kept up-to-date and improved when needed through the work of several TCs (technical committees), primarily IEC TC 62.
According to media reports, a Chinese surgeon has performed the world’s first remote brain surgery using 5G technology on a patient 3 000 km away. The doctor implanted a neurostimulator into the brain of a patient with Parkinson’s disease.
The largest consumer electronics show has opened in Las Vegas. Until 11 January, CES 2019 will showcase the latest technology developments from over 4500 companies. More than 20,000 products are expected to be launched.