medical equipment

  • Can you trust used medical devices?

    15 June 2019 by Natalie Mouyal
    A new standard has been published, IEC 63077, that specifies the process for ensuring the performance and safety of refurbished medical imaging equipment.
  • Building an age-friendly world

    15 May 2019 by Catherine Bischofberger
    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...
  • Smart made safe

    15 March 2019 by Claire Marchand
    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...
  • Introducing the 2017 Young Professional Leaders

    15 January 2018 by Claire Marchand
    The IEC Young Professionals (YP) Programme brings together upcoming expert engineers, technicians and managers from all over the world, who aspire to become more involved in the IEC and help shape the future of...
  • Share your work in 2018

    21 June 2017 by Claire Marchand
    Take the 170 countries in the IEC family, the 20 000 technical experts who work in standards development, the many certification bodies (CBs) and test laboratories (TLs) in the IEC Conformity Assessment (CA) Systems, and...
  • From toys to human organs – the diversified world of 3D printing

    21 May 2017 by Gilles Thonet, Head of ICT Standards Coordination
    The term "3D printing", also known as additive manufacturing, originally referred to a process that deposits a binder material onto a powder bed with inkjet printer heads layer by layer. Recently, it has been used...
  • 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...