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

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Author(s)

Roger V. Bostelman

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

Keywords

ISO 13482, ISO 10218, Personal Care Robot standard, Industrial Robot standard, human-robot collaboration

Citation

Bostelman, R. (2010), International Standards Efforts Towards Safe Accessibility Technology for Persons With Disabilities: Cross-industry Activities, Journal of the Standards Engineering Society, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=906332 (Accessed June 13, 2024)

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Created December 31, 2010, Updated February 19, 2017