Healthcare

In an increasingly digitized world, international standards play a key role in addressing the ethical, technical, safety and security aspects of the technologies we encounter in daily life

Overview

A number of reasons are driving the growth of medical and wellness devices, which comprise portable medical devices, wearables and their apps, and implants.

These include connectivity and the Internet of Things (IoT) and advances in artificial intelligence (AI), the need to address issues around ageing societies such as enabling people to live comfortably in their home environments as long as possible, the portability of devices, the growth of wearable technologies and increasing healthcare costs.

In an increasingly digitized world, international standards play a key role in addressing the ethical, technical, safety, and security aspects of the technologies we encounter in daily life, including in healthcare.

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