|[February 20, 2014]
IEEE Standards Association and MEMS Industry Group Collaborate on e-Health and Internet of Things Standards
PISCATAWAY, N.J. & PITTSBURGH --(Business Wire)--
IEEE (News - Alert), the world's largest professional organization dedicated to
advancing technology for humanity, announced that the IEEE Standards
Association (IEEE-SA) and MEMS
Industry Group (MIG), the trade association advancing
micro-electromechanical systems across global markets, have signed a
memorandum of understanding (MOU) to help accelerate and broaden the
adoption of globally relevant standards-based technologies for eHealth
and the Internet of Things (IoT).
"We are very excited for the opportunity to partner with MIG to further
progress global standards in eHealth and the Internet of Things," said
Konstantinos Karachalios, managing director, IEEE-SA. "eHealth and IoT
not only complement each other, but together they will completely change
person-to-person, human-to-machine and machine-to-machine communications
for the benefit of society. As such, these technological genres will be
key to the advancement of the connected person."
The IEEE-SA and MIG collaboration has already resulted in the formation
of the IEEE P2700™ Standard for Sensor Performance Parameter Definitions
Working Group (WG).
"Telemedicine, eHealth and IoT technologies are advancing rapidly," said
Herbert Bennett, IEEE Electron Devices Society sponsor chair of the IEEE
P2700 WG, Executive Advisor at the National Institute of Standards and
Technology, and NIST Fellow. "With its vast experience and expertise,
the IEEE-SA was able to move at a fast pace to identify standards and
associated measurements required for accelerating the commercialization
of healthcare MEMS as one component of the Internet of Things."
"eHealth and the Internet of Things are keystone technologies that will
dramatically improve the lives of every connected human being in this
world," said Karen Lightman, executive director, MEMS Industry Group. "I
take pride in knowing that MIG will have foundational involvement in the
creation of standards, to work with the best-of-the-best in the industry
through this collaboration with IEEE-SA."
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About MEMS Industry Group
MEMS Industry Group (MIG) is the trade association advancing MEMS across
global markets. More than 160 companies comprise MIG, including Analog
Devices, Applied Materials, ARM, Bosch, Broadcom, Freescale (News - Alert)
Semiconductor, GE, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, HP, Infineon, Intel, InvenSense,
Murata Electronics Oy, OMRON Electronic Components, Qualcomm,
STMicroelectronics, SunEdison, Texas Instruments (News - Alert) and TSMC. For more
information, visit: www.memsindustrygroup.org.
About the IEEE Standards Association
The IEEE Standards Association, a globally recognized standards-setting
body within IEEE, develops consensus standards through an open process
that engages industry and brings together a broad stakeholder community.
IEEE standards set specifications and best practices based on current
scientific and technological knowledge. The IEEE-SA has a portfolio of
over 900 active standards and more than 500 standards under development.
For more information visit http://standards.ieee.org.
IEEE, a large, global technical professional organization, is dedicated
to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. Through its highly
cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional
and educational activities, IEEE is the trusted voice on a wide variety
of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and
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consumer electronics. Learn more at http://www.ieee.org.
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