Wearables offer enormous opportunities, involving a market that is forecast to grow by an annual average of 35 per cent over the next five years. Manufacturers competing for market share need to take various factors regarding quality, performance and safety into account. At the Wearable Technology Conference 2016 Europe, held in Munich on 26 and 27 January 2016, international companies will present information about the latest developments in the wearables industry. As a sponsor and partner TÜV SÜD will be represented at the conference, informing on national and international certificates and various safety aspects related to wearables.
TÜV SÜD, the international provider of technical services, offers a host of testing solutions for wearable technologies, such as testing the safety and life of the batteries used in wearables, tests to identify and eliminate chemicals in skin-contact wearables, radio frequency wireless equipment testing and specific absorption rate (SAR) testing. The company also offers testing of mobile applications and biocompatibility tests for wearables which may be worn 24/7. A new TÜV SÜD certification mark has been developed for this purpose, signalling to retailers and manufacturers that the produced and distributed devices meet all relevant requirements.
Technical talk: Safety Beyond Compliance
On Wednesday 27 January 2016 Asli Solmaz-Kaiser, Head of Electrics and Electronics (ENE) International at TÜV SÜD Product Service will present a talk on “Safety Beyond Compliance”: Wearables are innovative products, so it is all the more important that all safety aspects are given sufficient consideration. As has often been the experience in the technical inspection organisation’s 150-year history, no comprehensive standard has yet been drawn up for these new technologies. Given this, suppliers should go the extra mile and commission voluntary tests that extend beyond legal requirements. The success of innovations stands and falls with their safety, as innovations will only succeed when they inspire consumer confidence.
TÜV SÜD and Wearable Technologies AG also offer a new training programme that targets newcomers in the wearable technologies industry, including manufacturers of traditional electrical equipment, but also startups and companies from sectors such as the textile, jewellery and shoe industries.
Interested readers will find further information at the Wearable Technology Conference in Munich or at http://www.tuv-sud.com/activity/testing/wearable-technology-wearable-device-testing-and-certification.
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