Tech & innovation

  • Expanded scope for SyC AAL

    21 March 2017 by Morand Fachot
    To deal with Active Assisted Living (AAL) issues, the IEC has established a Systems Committee, IEC SyC AAL. This SyC has the role of promoting safety, security, privacy and cross-vendor interoperability in the use of AAL...
  • Relying on AAL for a better life

    21 March 2017 by Morand Fachot
    Keeping individuals in need of certain levels of assistance active and living at home as independently and as long as possible is emerging as a major issue in many countries. This drives a significant growth in many...
  • Getting about is made easier

    21 February 2017 by Catherine Bischofberger
    The life of people with disabilities has improved drastically thanks to advances in technology. Their mobility outside of the home has increased in leaps and bounds, to the extent that the technology may be used to...
  • Independence means everything

    21 February 2017 by Claire Marchand
    What immediately comes to mind when evoking active assisted living (AAL) is that it is essential in helping senior citizens keep as good a quality of life as possible. The focus is obviously on the elderly in...
  • IEC work to advance international trade

    24 January 2017 by Janice Blondeau
    Every January, international political, business and civil society leaders gather at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to discuss global politics, economics, and social issues. This year, the IEC was...
  • Why Smart is more than intelligent

    24 January 2017 by Gabriela Ehrlich
    Smart is today widely used to signify added intelligence in an increasing number of otherwise ordinary constructs. The question is: why and when did we start to use the word SMART?
  • Where does the real world end?

    24 January 2017 by Antoinette Price
    Everyday activities, such as shopping, watching sport on TV or even the ways we work and learn are going to change profoundly in the coming years, as more industries, including education, use augmented and virtual...
  • Tech trends 2017

    24 January 2017 by Gabriela Ehrlich
    For the first time in history, voice recognition has reached a level close to human understanding. This opens up new opportunities, notably in replacing the smartphone as a ubiquitous interface. The sensorization and...