About

Scope

Standardization in the field of prosthetics and orthotics, covering such aspects as performance, safety, environmental factors, interchangeability, etc.

Temporary and permanent procedures and devices are included.

Priority is given to standards on prostheses (artificial limbs and auxiliary equipment).

Quick links

25

published ISO standards *

under the direct responsibility of ISO/TC 168

3

ISO standards under development *

under the direct responsibility of ISO/TC 168

14

Participating countries

19

Observing countries

* number includes updates

Reference Title Type
ISO/TC 168/WG 1 Nomenclature and classification Working group *
ISO/TC 168/WG 2 Medical aspects Working group *
ISO/TC 168/WG 3 Testing Working group *

* The convener can be reached through the secretariat (See contact information below)

Liaison Committees to ISO/TC 168

The committees below can access the documents of ISO/TC 168 :

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 150 Implants for surgery ISO
ISO/TC 173 Assistive products for persons with disability ISO
ISO/TC 210 Quality management and corresponding general aspects for medical devices ISO
ISO/TC 215 Health informatics ISO
ISO/TC 266 Biomimetics ISO
Liaison Committees from ISO/TC 168

ISO/TC 168 can access the documents of the committees below :

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 150 Implants for surgery ISO
ISO/TC 173 Assistive products for persons with disability ISO
ISO/TC 173/SC 2 Classification and terminology ISO
ISO/TC 198 Sterilization of health care products ISO
ISO/TC 210 Quality management and corresponding general aspects for medical devices ISO
ISO/TC 215 Health informatics ISO
Organizations in liaison
Acronym Title Liaison type
ISPO International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics A
WCO World Customs Organization B
Date Month Location TC/SC Note

* Information definite but meeting not yet formally convened
** Provisional

ISO/TC 168 - Secretariat

DIN Germany
DIN Deutsches Institut für Normung e.V.
Am DIN-Platz
Burggrafenstrasse 6
D-10787 Berlin
Germany

Tel: +49 30 26 01-0
Fax: +49 30 26 01 12 31

Secretariat direct:
Mr Klaus Zeier
Tel: +49 7231 9188-15
Fax: +49 7231 9188-33