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.
Following up on the International Year of Light in 2015, the UN has declared 16 May as the International Day of Light. This date commemorates the first discharge of a laser in 1960 by the physicist Theodore Maiman.
IEC Technical Committee (TC) 62 (electrical equipment in medical practice) held its first meeting 50 years ago today to begin work on standardizing medical equipment, in large part to address the need for increased safety.
X-ray technology has many applications, from airport security to telescopes for exploring the cosmos and sometimes even for revealing lost paintings. Medical imaging remains one of the most common uses.