The healthcare revolution

April 2014 State-of-the-art technological developments open up new perspectives

Healthcare is undergoing nothing short of a revolution with key advances in long-established technologies and major development in new areas which all depend on electrotechnology. More...

Sound of silence

Ultrasounds, which cannot be heard by humans, are used extensively in healthcare. They are found in diagnosis, surgical, therapeutic and cleaning environments, as well as in other medical and dental...

Treating the body electric

Awareness of the effects of electricity on the human body is not recent. Mentions of treatment using electricity were first recorded in ancient Greece and Rome. In more modern times, the introduction...

Taking a clear and safe look inside…

Medical imaging, used to visualize the interior of patients' bodies, is an indispensable tool that allows doctors to diagnose and treat internal illnesses and traumatic injuries, such as fractures....

Health-watch on the move

Some wearable electronic devices such as hearing aids, performance monitors (for measuring activity, heart rate, etc.) and headsets have been around for a while. Other electronic wearables are now...

Eavesdropping on health matters

Most pieces of electrical medical equipment and systems are used in only a limited number of procedures. This is not the case in the ultrasonic domain, which has a very wide range of applications,...

Standards the heart of safe medical equipment

IEC International Standards play a central role in guaranteeing the safe operation of electrical medical equipment for the wellbeing of patients and users. International Standards in the healthcare...

Conformity Assessment Medical equipment advances at lightning speed

Since 2007, IECEE (IEC System of Conformity Assessment Schemes...

Conformity Assessment Exploding silos

Wherever cereals are grown in large quantities it is common to...

Conformity Assessment Health-giving robots

The vision of the future sees robots doing a number of things...

IEC Family Tomorrow’s experts step up

In this issue of e-tech we showcase the UK national Young...

IEC Family Workshop as catalyst for change

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

IEC Family Happiness as key performance indicator

After the IEC General Meeting in New Delhi, India at the end of...

IEC Family April 2014 nominations and extensions

IEC TC 46: Cables, wires, waveguides, R.F. connectors, R.F. and...

In Store EU vote on phone charger e-waste

The IEC welcomes the recent near-unanimous vote by the European...

In Store Keeping interference at bay

New Standard in EMC field is also available as Redline version for users’ convenience

In Store Electric vehicles charging advances

New IEC Standards bring mass EV adoption a step closer