virtual reality

  • Trend setter

    15 January 2020 by Catherine Bischofberger
    What lies in the future for IEC Technical Committee 100? Ulrike Haltrich, its new Chair, gives us a preview.
  • Brain power

    15 January 2020 by Catherine Bischofberger
    The brain contains about 100 billion microscopic cells called neurons which together can generate enough electricity to power a low-wattage bulb. Scientists, researchers as well as forward-looking tech companies are...
  • Mind games

    15 May 2019 by Catherine Bischofberger
    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.
  • Robot cars

    15 January 2019 by Catherine Bischofberger
    Artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming cars into friendly robots. The Las Vegas tech fest, which took place in January, offered tantalizing glimpses into the future for automotive vehicles.
  • Standards for key information technologies

    15 January 2019 by Antoinette Price
    The Internet of Things (IoT), increased connectivity and advances in artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, such as algorithms and machine learning are enabling industries to streamline processes, improve efficiency...
  • Back to the future of virtual reality

    15 March 2018 by Natalie Mouyal
    The new film Ready Player One provides a glimpse into a futuristic concept of immersive virtual reality. Set in 2045, the movie tells the story of a hidden game within a connected and interactive virtual reality platform...
  • CES technology trends for 2018

    15 January 2018 by Natalie Mouyal
    Early on each New Year, technology companies gather in Las Vegas for the annual CES show. The 2018 edition brought together 3900 exhibitors displaying their latest developments. Analysts from the show organizer, the...
  • The future's at our door

    21 August 2017 by Claire Marchand
    Traditionally, the last issue of the year provides feedback on the IEC General Meeting (GM), held in 2017 in Vladivostok, Russia.
  • 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...
  • Thirty years of ICT standardization

    21 June 2017 by Antoinette Price
    The world has never been more connected and surrounded by ICT. Whether we realize it or not, many aspects of ISO/IEC JTC 1 work affect daily life. From a smart toothbrush, animal tracking collar and household appliances...
  • A new kind or training

    21 June 2017 by Antoinette Price
    Modern virtual reality (VR) technology has its origins in the military, and later gaming industries. Many sectors use VR applications to improve business and enhance workplace safety. Some examples include aerospace...
  • Behind the virtual wheel

    21 May 2017 by Antoinette Price
    Virtual reality (VR) applications are improving the workplace of diverse industries. From construction, military and mining, to training first responders, practising complex surgery, or enhancing classroom learning, the...
  • 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...
  • Aiming for 100% interoperability

    24 January 2017 by Claire Marchand
    The past year may not have seen significant breakthroughs in the tech world but 2017 is promising some interesting technological developments.