Equal opportunities to good health

Issue 05/2019 International standards need to be gender-responsive if they are to provide safety for everyone

Innovative technologies, driven by AI and big data have the potential to save and improve lives around the world, but only if the right data, analysed correctly, is used. More...

2019 Council Statutory Session

Council, the supreme governing body of the IEC, held its meeting on 25 October 2019 during the IEC General Meeting in Shanghai.

166th SMB meeting held in Shanghai

IEC Standardization Management Board (SMB) held its most recent meeting during the IEC General Meeting in Shanghai. Key topics covered include the UN Sustainable Development Goals, digital...

Medical device standards experts and regulators discuss closer collaboration

A symposium at the IEC General Meeting in Shanghai has explored the scope for closer collaboration between IEC standards developers and regulators responsible for medical devices. Participants also...

Standards advance the fourth industrial revolution

The 2019 Qingdao Forum on International Standardization was held on 27-29 October, under the guidance of IEC, ISO, ITU, the Standards Administration of China (SAC) and the People's Government of...

Building an age-friendly world

From robots to wearables, various technology breakthroughs are helping the elderly population better cope with the many inconveniences associated with old age. IEC International Standards help these...

Mind games

The medical profession is resorting to virtual reality, telemedecine and artificial intelligence (AI) to treat mental illness. These technologies improve the access to patients and the results are...

Technical Committees JPEG is awarded 2019 Engineering Emmy

The old saying “a picture is worth a thousand words” could...

Industry Spotlight Cyber security strategies for the energy sector: how to achieve resilience

The IEC Systems Committee on Smart Energy has published a new...

Technical Committees Artificial intelligence and big data: a paradigm shift in healthcare

AI and big data will be central to the future of medical care to...

Technical Committees Standing straight

Digital human modelling (DHM) provides a virtual representation...

Technical Committees Standards help ensure safety of medical devices using artificial intelligence

In the case of healthcare, medical devices and systems can help...

Technical Committees Answers in the cloud

Cloud computing has taken the IT industry by storm. Estimated at...

Technical Committees Bright lights, big city

More than half of the world’s population currently lives in...

In Store New ground-breaking standard saves time and money

IEC Technical Committee 106 has published the first edition of...

IECEE training raises awareness of cyber security for industrial automation

IECEE has developed a testing and certification programme for conformity assessment (CA) solutions for cyber security.

Conformity Assessment Have you taken your medication today?

The safety of healthcare wearables starts with high-quality electronics, thanks to IECQ

Conformity Assessment Health and environment at risk

Chemical plant fire highlights necessity of drastic safety measures in Ex areas, as advocated by IECEx