Robots pick up home care need challenge

March 2017 Growing number of dedicated robots for the care sector to cover multiple tasks for carers and patients

The demands posed by a rapidly ageing global population are leading manufacturers of robots to develop technology for providing care and rehabilitation for elderly and impaired people in their own homes.  More...

Standardization enhances network security

As we transition into a smarter world, more buildings are becoming connected to improve overall efficiency. They incorporate new technologies, which manage everything from lighting, heating and...

Getting about made easier

The life of disabled people has drastically improved through technological advances and their mobility outside of the home has increased in leaps and bounds, to such an extent where the technology...

Relying on AAL for a better life

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...

Expanded scope for SyC AAL

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...

Raising awareness on IEC standardization work

Recently several IEC Technical Committees (TCs) expressed the wish to have their own website to present specific TC activities that may be of interest to the general public.

Nailing safety

Power tools are lighter, perform better and last longer, thanks to improved cordless battery technology, benefiting professionals in manufacturing, aerospace, automotive and construction, and amateurs...

Conformity Assessment Dusty business

Some industry sectors are automatically associated with explosive...

Conformity Assessment Smart home: a life-changing experience

While recent developments in home automation are bound to make...

IEC World IEC calls on disruptive technology for universal energy access

Energy, and especially electricity, is the golden thread that...

IEC World IEC work on cybersecurity for energy infrastructure

Protecting energy security and critical energy infrastructure...

IEC World Upcoming global events (March-June 2017)

The IEC regularly supports key global and regional industry...

IEC Family The next generation of IEC leaders

Meet the IEC 2016 Young Professional Leaders and learn more about...

IEC Family Obituary - Alastair Ramsay

It is with great sadness and regret that the IEC learnt of the...

In Store Safety Standards for sealed batteries for portable use

As the range and demands placed by portable electrical and...