mHealth on the rise

March 2016 Mobile healthcare is transforming the medical environment

Mobile technology is affecting almost every facet of our lives, at home, in the workplace and everywhere in between. The emergence of smart devices in the last decade has also had a major impact in the healthcare sector. More...

New openings for surgical robots

Robotic‑assisted surgery involves a surgeon using a computer‑assisted electromechanical device to carry out complex and technically demanding medical procedures on a patient. The value of surgical...

Sensors everywhere

The decreasing cost of electronic devices and growing access to mobile technology and wireless networks are driving the expansion of the digital economy. Integrating biosensors into this mix could...

Keeping medical electrical equipment safe from interference

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), the ability of electronic and electrical systems or components to work reliably and safely when they are close together is crucial in many domains, in particular...

How tiny technology is reshaping healthcare

Imagine contact lenses which proactively monitor the blood glucose levels of your tears and transfer that information to a doctor’s mobile device, or an intelligent management system for asthma,...

Reverse mode fuel cells for energy storage

A sense of collective responsibility is required to cope with the growing dependence on energy, given the fundamentally unpredictable nature of primary energy supply, the intermittent nature of...

Safeguarding fast expanding healthcare data

Recent years have witnessed a rapidly growing volume of healthcare-related data being collected from a variety of sources that include patients’ records, and information provided through home...

Technical Committees Protecting systems small and big from electromagnetic disturbance

Electromagnetic interference can adversely affect many electronic...

Conformity Assessment Widespread risks

Contrary to preconceived ideas, hazardous areas are not the...

IEC World Building trust

What is conformity assessment (CA)? Why is it important? Why is...

IEC Family Together we're stronger

“L’union fait la force” or “unity makes strength” in...

IEC Family Obituary - Mike Schmidt

The IEC is mourning the unexpected death of a longtime leader in...

IEC Family Obituary - Dr Karl-Heinz Weck

Dr Edelhard Kynast, Chair IEC TC 28, and Dr Volker Hinrichsen,...

IEC World Upcoming global events

The IEC regularly supports key global and regional industry...

In Store IEC/IEEE Standard is landmark for nuclear industry

The safety of nuclear power plants (NPPs) and ensuring...

In Store Protecting information assets

Common terminology for information security management just revised