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Publication Citation: International Standards Efforts Towards Safe Accessibility Technology for Persons With Disabilities: Cross-industry Activities

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Author(s): Roger V. Bostelman;
Title: International Standards Efforts Towards Safe Accessibility Technology for Persons With Disabilities: Cross-industry Activities
Published: December 31, 2010
Abstract: This paper describes the US and International Standards activities ongoing within the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Intelligent Systems Division (ISD) with regards to accessibility for the disabled. There is a critical role of standards and conformity assessment activities in developing and maintaining environments, products, technologies, and systems that are accessible for persons with special needs. ISD has developed the Home Lift Position and Rehabilitation Chair, developed recommendations for improvements for the ISO Wheelchair standards, and provides input to the ISO Personal Care Robots and Industrial Robots standards based on both manufacturing and healthcare industry efforts.
Citation: Journal of the Standards Engineering Society
Pages: 20 pp.
Keywords: ISO 13482; ISO 10218; Personal Care Robot standard; Industrial Robot standard; human-robot collaboration
Research Areas: Manipulation, Robotics, International Standards, Standards, Medical Devices, Manufacturing, Bioscience & Health
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