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October 2016 IEC takes systems approach for standardization in Active Assisted Living

One of the emerging trends of the 21st century is the ageing of the world population.  More...

Sensor networks, wearable printed electronics and AAL

Sensors provide information about objects, or people and their environment. Networks of sensors in the shape of wearable electronics and integrated into the living environment will support Active...

Smart Cities for the golden years

The proportion of people aged over 60 will almost double from 12 to 22% between 2015 and 2050, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In line with this, the WHO World Report on Disability...

Cutting-edge technology reshapes the Paralympics

Paralympians successfully overcome physical, visual and intellectual impairments, but their equipment can impact their performance.

Rapid growth in home use of medical devices requires new standards

Why are home use medical and wellness devices drawing so much attention and growing at an explosive rate? It could be argued that this results from the nexus of the Internet of Things (IoT), the...

Improving access to multimedia content for those with disabilities

Multimedia content, particularly on TV, and information technology and communication (ICT) services have become central to our lives. Access to these for people suffering from visual or hearing...

IEC work supports cross-sector AAL

To deal with Active Assisted Living (AAL) issues, the IEC has established a Systems Committee, IEC SyC AAL. This SyC has the role of promoting safety, security, privacy and cross-vendor...

Conformity Assessment Portable medical devices radically change healthcare delivery

In our mobile world, portable smart devices keep us connected and...

Conformity Assessment Ex-proof from A to Z

The interoperation between electrical and mechanical energies has...

Conformity Assessment IEC honours IECQ Technical Expert in avionics

Electronic systems used on most modern commercial aircraft...

IEC Family October 2016 nominations

Over the past few months, the Standardization Management Board...

IEC World Celebrating World Standards Day 2016

On October 14 2016, the members of the IEC, the International...

IEC World Upcoming global events

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

In Store Alarm systems useful for AAL too

Premises equipped with alarm and access control systems are often...