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Issue 05/2019

Building an age-friendly world

Medical technology is helping senior citizens to remain independent

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 new devices to perform safely and meet the requirements of older people.

Issue 05/2019

Mind games

Technology, based on standards, can help those living with mental disorders

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 more than encouraging.

Issue 03/2019

Smart made safe

Trust in consumer electronics, healthcare devices through IECQ testing and certification

In the last decade the healthcare sector, which had until then been mainly in the hands of professionals, has seen a major shift. People now keep tabs on their diet, activity and health with the help of dedicated smart devices and apps. Home healthcare devices and equipment allow patients with chronic conditions to monitor and share their vitals with clinicians on a regular basis.

2018
Issue 03/2018

Staying one step ahead

Cyber security and the role of International Standards

Innovation brings new challenges – or, put another way, every silver lining has a cloud. While the Internet has given us connected, smart and interactive technologies, it has also spawned the murky, underground world of cyber crime.

2016
Issue 07/2016

Portable medical devices radically change healthcare delivery

Wireless technology is revolutionizing the way we approach chronic diseases and other health-related conditions

In our mobile world, portable smart devices keep us connected and able to access information anytime, anywhere. The healthcare industry has also embraced connected technology in the form of medical wearables and portable devices. These offer accurate real-time monitoring, diagnosis and tailored treatment of conditions, such as some types of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.