Healthcare

When it comes to our health, we expect products, services, and treatments used in healthcare facilities, homes, or emergency situations to be safe and reliable. IEC work covers medical electrical hardware and software as well as ethical, technical, safety and security aspects to protect patients and healthcare professionals.

Life-changing technology

Nowadays, emphasis in healthcare is put on the cycle of prevention, diagnosis, early treatment and recovery.  

Medical devices range from medical lasers, incubators, EEG monitors, IV pumps, imaging systems such as X-ray and MRI, to wearable devices and include telemedicine, biometrics, big data, or artificial intelligence, to name but a few.

Advances in sensor technologies, improved network connections, broad adoption of smartphones and connected devices for the management of chronic diseases, a rising focus on patient-centric healthcare delivery and the increasing demand for home healthcare services are driving mobile health technologies.

All medical devices need to meet a rather complicated set of safety requirements. Therefore, regulation, standardization and verification are closely interlinked.  

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New standards for wearable technologies
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Evolving healthcare and the need for standards
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For the past year and a half, healthcare provision has monopolized our attention as the world comes to grips with ...