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Issue 02/2017 Assistive technologies help tackle the challenges posed by ageing and disabilities

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 industrialized countries where the... More...

Robots pick up the challenge of home care needs

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...

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 is made easier

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...

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.

Conformity Assessment Nailing safety

Power tools are lighter, perform better and last longer, thanks...

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 cyber security 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

Two new IEC Standards cover a crucial aspect of secondary batteries: safety