wearables

  • Making plans for the IoT

    15 February 2020 by Catherine Bischofberger
    What is in the future for IoT standardization? François Coallier, who leads the work by IEC and ISO in this wide-reaching area, answers some of our questions.
  • The connected mine

    15 June 2019 by Claire Marchand
    Mining is one of the most ancient trades performed by humans. It is also one of the trades whose evolution has been fairly slow, considering that the first mining efforts were to search for stones suitable for making...
  • Have you taken your medication today?

    15 May 2019 by Claire Marchand
    As far back as 2003, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that only about 50% of patients with chronic diseases living in developed countries follow treatment recommendations with particularly low rates of...
  • How secure is your medical device?

    15 June 2018 by Antoinette Price
    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...
  • Clothes that reveal how you really feel

    15 April 2018 by Alan Hodgson, Chair, IEC TC 119: Printed Electronics
    International Standards for wearable electronics devices are now being actively worked on in a number of technical committees (TCs) within the IEC community.
  • Living in a smart world

    15 January 2018 by Antoinette Price
    Whether we realize it or not, the internet of things (IoT) is part of many aspects of daily life. Thanks to billions of connected, “sensorized” devices and systems, it can facilitate everyday activities and tasks and...
  • It’s anything but a dog’s life

    20 August 2017 by Antoinette Price
    Our lives, work, and the way we take care of our health continue to evolve. The internet of things (IoT) and smart technology have disrupted industries as diverse as agriculture, construction, healthcare and industrial...
  • 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...
  • In the home stretch

    21 June 2017 by Catherine Bischofberger
    From smart clothes to talking cows: the IEC prepares Standards for the latest wearable applications.
  • Shedding light on IEC standardization

    21 May 2017 by Antoinette Price
    The sparc-FMA International Lighting and Facilities event, organized by the Facility Management Association (FMA) took place from 30 May to 1 June, in Sydney. During the event, more than 60 exhibitors, including lighting...
  • Green connections

    21 May 2017 by Claire Marchand
    Smart and connectivity are two of the words that probably best describe our society in the 21st century. Everyone and everything is connected nowadays, or soon will be. Cities, buildings, homes, farms, industrial plants...
  • Wear your health on your sleeve

    21 May 2017 by Catherine Bischofberger
    New flexible and organic printing technologies are revolutionizing the medical wearable device market and the IEC is establishing the key relevant International Standards.
  • Self-powering the internet of things

    21 May 2017 by Morand Fachot
    The rapidly growing number of connected devices that form the backbone of the internet of things must become self-powered. The US research and advisory company Gartner, Inc. forecasts that 8,4 billion connected things...
  • Securing critical infrastructure all the way to the top

    21 May 2017 by Morand Fachot
    As more and more objects are connected, communicate and interact with each other, in what is labelled the internet of things (IoT), they become building blocks in larger systems. Known and unknown vulnerabilities in this...
  • Connecting the printed electronics and wearables communities

    21 May 2017 by Alan Hodgson, Chair IEC TC 119
    Printed electronics as a manufacturing method has become established in a number of areas across the electrotechnical world. The connections that are made are emerging as particularly significant in the new generation of...
  • Omnipresent printed electronics

    21 May 2017 by Claire Marchand
    A decade ago, printed electronics was still very much a budding technology destined to a niche market. The emergence and rapid growth of connected devices such as smartphones, tablets and wearables have boosted the...
  • Texting cows and talking fields

    21 April 2017 by Antoinette Price
    Imagine getting a text from a cow which is about to calve or from a field to say it needs watering, while drones, smart machinery and mini ‘agribots’ tend to your crops. This scenario may not be too far away. Discover...

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