Call for participation in standardization actions
Standards are supposed to make our lives more organized and thus easier, but only if they are well thought-out. Some of the relevant efforts are now focusing on medical robotics, aiming for a new set of standards for surgical and rehabilitation robots. IEC has accepted two new joint committees ("New work item proposals") with ISO this summer:
- Medical electrical equipment – Part 2-35: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of medical robots for surgery
- Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-36: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of medical robots for rehabilitation, compensation or alleviation of disease, injury or disability
Their meetings are held together with the JWG9 ones. The first meeting took place in Stuttgart, in July, next will be in Hangzou this month, and then February in the USA.
If you are interested in joining these groups, you should get in touch with your national IEC committee for endorsement!