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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.

Issue 01/2019

Rethinking the healthcare ecosystem

New technologies are increasing healthcare access, improving lives and saving costs

Today, for many, technology is an inextricable part of life and healthcare. Friendly robots administer daily medications; algorithms diagnose diseases more accurately than top specialists, and a doctor’s appointment can happen over skype.

2018
Issue 06/2018

Keeping our cyber world safe

IoT has disrupted many industries, from agriculture, transport and energy, to healthcare, manufacturing and retail

As with any other day, you wake up, check the smart phone, read emails, note sleep quality, get the real-time weather update and dress accordingly, adjust your smart home settings from an app, jump in the car, ask your virtual personal assistant for your agenda, read news on phone in train, pay some bills and all before arriving at work.

Issue 06/2018

How secure is your medical device?

Technology advances and the rising awareness of fitness are driving the smart medical devices industry

In 2007, when cautious doctors replaced a former US Vice President’s heart defibrillator, a battery-powered device placed under the skin to monitor heart rate, they modified it so it couldn't be hacked by terrorists, by having the manufacturer disable the wireless feature.

2017
Issue 08/2017

Successful leaders adapt in fast changing world

IEC President James Shannon addresses Council

Our world is changing rapidly and technologies are converging all around us. Enhancements in communications, renewable energy, medical devices and many other areas have improved health, economic safety and development, which can benefit everyone.