IEC 62353: Standards for the Safety and Efficacy of Medical Electrical Equipment

Gossen Metrawatt

The International Electrotechnical Commission, or IEC, has done the industry a great service by introducing a series of standards for the safety and efficacy of medical electrical equipment, better known as IEC 60601. As IEC 60601 was put into practice, though, experts observed that these standards overlooked the necessity of ongoing testing of the equipment after it had entered the field. Thus, a new set of standards for this very purpose was introduced: IEC 62353.