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Scope

Standardization in the field of assistive products and related services to assist a person in compensating for reduced abilities.

Excluded :

  • assistive products that are dealt with by other technical committees and systems committees such as access to means of transport (ISO / TCs 8, 20, 22), building construction (ISO / TC 59), furniture (ISO / TC 136), implants for surgery (ISO / TC 150), prosthetics and orthotics (ISO / TC 168), optics and photonics(ISO / TC 172), electrical safety (IEC / TC 62), hearing aids (IEC / TC 29), ICT technologies (JTC1) and design principles dealt with by ergonomics (ISO/TC 159) and active assisted living (IEC SyCAAL).

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Sustainable Development Goals

This committee contributes with 1 standard to the following Sustainable Development Goal:

88

published ISO standards *

related to the TC and its SCs

of which 17 under the direct responsibility of ISO/TC 173

15

ISO standards under development *

related to the TC and its SCs

of which 7 under the direct responsibility of ISO/TC 173

27

Participating members

27

Observing members

* number includes updates

Reference Title Type
ISO/TC 173/SC 1 Wheelchairs Sub committee
ISO/TC 173/SC 2 Classification and terminology Sub committee
ISO/TC 173/SC 3 Aids for ostomy and incontinence Sub committee
ISO/TC 173/SC 7 Assistive products for persons with impaired sensory functions Sub committee
ISO/TC 173/CAG 1 Chairperson's Advisory Group Working group
ISO/TC 173/WG 1 Assistive products for walking Working group
ISO/TC 173/WG 9 Assistive products for personal hygiene Working group
ISO/TC 173/WG 10 Assistive products for cognitive disabilities Working group
ISO/TC 173/WG 11 Assistive products for tissue integrity Working group
ISO/TC 173/WG 12 General requirement Working group
ISO/TC 173/WG 13 Hoists for transfer of persons Working group
Liaison Committees to ISO/TC 173

The committees below can access the documents of ISO/TC 173:

Reference Title ISO/IEC
IEC/SC 62D Electromedical equipment IEC
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 35 User interfaces ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 22 Road vehicles ISO
ISO/TC 43/SC 1 Noise ISO
ISO/TC 59/SC 16 Accessibility and usability of the built environment ISO
ISO/TC 136 Furniture ISO
ISO/TC 159/SC 4 Ergonomics of human-system interaction ISO
ISO/TC 159/SC 5 Ergonomics of the physical environment ISO
ISO/TC 168 Prosthetics and orthotics ISO
ISO/TC 178 Lifts, escalators and moving walks ISO
ISO/TC 210 Quality management and corresponding general aspects for medical devices ISO
ISO/TC 299 Robotics ISO
Liaison Committees from ISO/TC 173

ISO/TC 173 can access the documents of the committees below:

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 22 Road vehicles ISO
ISO/TC 59 Buildings and civil engineering works ISO
ISO/TC 59/SC 16 Accessibility and usability of the built environment ISO
ISO/TC 136 Furniture ISO
ISO/TC 159 Ergonomics ISO
ISO/TC 168 Prosthetics and orthotics ISO
ISO/TC 194 Biological and clinical evaluation of medical devices ISO
ISO/TC 210 Quality management and corresponding general aspects for medical devices ISO
Organizations in liaison (Category A and B)
Acronym Title Category
ANEC European Association for the Co-ordination of Consumer Representation in Standardization A
EDANA European Disposables and Nonwovens Association - EDANA A
ETSI European Telecommunications Standards Institute A
FMAC World Veterans Federation A
ILO International Labour Organization A
ISPO International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics A
RI Rehabilitation International A
WBU World Blind Union A
WHO World Health Organization A
CICR International Committee of the Red Cross B

Date Month Location TC/SC Note
2 July 2019 København (Denmark) ISO/TC 173/SC 2 **
8-13 September 2019 Shinjuku-ku (Japan) ISO/TC 173 *

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

ISO/TC 173 - Secretariat

SIS Sweden
Swedish Standards Institute
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Secretariat direct:
Mr Joakim Falk