Switzerland, 25th January 2023 – Fourier’s Global Standard Development Lead, Burkhard Zimmermann, has been elected Technical Project Lead for IEC SC62D JWG 36 (RACA Robot). Based in Switzerland, he will focus on advancing global standards implementation in medical robotics for rehabilitation.
Burkhard is the founding member of the International Industry Society in Advanced Rehabilitation Technology (IISART), an organisation dedicated to advancing modern healthcare technology to benefit the patient and the profession. Burkhard’s new role as Technical Project Lead for RACA Robot is vital for Fourier Intelligence’s positive support in international standards and other publications to support safety and performance for medical equipment and software systems.
JWG36 is an esteemed committee dedicated to continuously improving the standards applicable to the general requirements for basic safety and essential performance of medical robots for rehabilitation, compensation or alleviation of disease, injury or disability.
“Medical robotics have come a long way from its origins. There have been leaps and bounds in terms of the technology available for a wide range of procedures, increasing efficiencies, productivity, safety and quality,” said Zen Koh, incoming President of IISART, Co-Founder and Global CEO of Fourier Intelligence.
“As standards emerge and evolve to ensure the safety and performance of these cutting-edge products, it is our responsibility as innovation leaders to stay current on the requirements in ensuring compliance when bringing such devices into the market. Burkhard’s new role at IEC will support Fourier’s efforts in delivering top-quality products that are safe and efficient.”
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Fourier Intelligence is a technology-driven company, infusing creativity into developing exoskeleton and rehabilitation robotics since 2015. Together with researchers, therapists, and patients, Fourier Intelligence aims to excel in developing and redefining rehabilitation robotics solutions with inter-connectable intelligent robotics technology by elevating user experience with an intuitive, easy-to-use system to enhance the lives of both patients and therapists.
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