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 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.
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.