Medical equipment

May 2013 Keeping healthy and safe

This month, e-tech focuses on standardization work and conformity assessment for certain types of medical electrical equipment and systems. More...

Dr Robot needs standards too!

Robotic systems have been around in industry for more than 50 years. Their introduction to the medical and healthcare environment around the world is much more recent and carries the obvious need to...

Silence is not always golden

Hearing loss reportedly affects the lives of hundreds of millions in the world. Hearing aids help those suffering from this disability live a nearly "normal" life, but still far too few...

Securing Internet transactions

As more and more PCs, mobile phones and PDAs (personal digital assistants) go online increased security is necessary for the compact devices which provide their Internet connections. These compact...

TC work supports medical devices market

The medical devices industry encompasses a wide range of items and technologies, from the simplest wound dressing to highly sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic equipment. Globally, the sector is...

Trust your doctor and his equipment

Medical care is a matter of trust, patients trust doctors and medical staff who, in turn trust the equipment they use for examining and treating patients. IEC International Standards are developed...

Tackling noise effectively

Noise is second only to pollution in terms of negative environmental impact, a fact often overlooked as it is not as easy to see. Noise is estimated to cost countries huge sums every year: there is...

Technical Committees Legal sharing of digital media content made easier

As consumers become increasingly mobile, digital media solutions...

Conformity Assessment Trust is the keyword

A few weeks ago, as I underwent eye surgery, I realized that I...

Conformity Assessment Mining: A high-risk activity

Miners, especially those working in underground mines, live a...

Conformity Assessment Hearts are not meant to be broken

The heart has been a symbol of human emotion and complexity since...

IEC Family Profiling Dr Shu Yinbiao

This e-tech article profiles Dr Shu Yinbiao, Convenor of the...

IEC Family Look ahead…New Delhi calling

National Committees have until the end of June to register...

IEC Family Latin America on IEC map

As part of its strategy to increase awareness of, and enhance...

IEC Family The IEC family grows

In April 2013, the Affiliate Country Programme welcomed South...

IEC Family IECEE certification takes stage in Africa

Conformity Assessment moves safety to the forefront

IEC Family Nominations and extensions

Latest nominations

IEC World SADCSTAN committed to standards

Standards play an important role in the development of Southern Africa

IEC World Constructing sustainable infrastructure

International organizations join forces through DCMAS Network

In Store Ensuring safer design for hearing aids

A recent IEC Standard will ensure millions of hearing impaired will benefit from safer devices

In Store Financial e-security gets tougher

A new IEC and ISO Technical Report enables information security management systems to better manage risks.

In Store We can count on Ada

Third edition brings increased security and reliability