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Aids for disabled or handicapped people

If you design, develop, produce, install or service any medical device you need to comply with the requirements set out in the relevant European Directives:

  • Active Implantable Medical Devices (AIMDD) Council Directive 90/385/EEC (1990)
  • Medical Devices Directive (MDD) Council Directive 93/42/EEC (1992)
  • In Vitro Diagnostic Directive (IVDD) Council Directive 98/79/EC (1998).

View all the current Directives at the New Approach website

The standards offered in the field of aids for the disabled covers mobility aids, environmental controls, communication and hearing aids, posture management, pressure management, moving and handling systems and aids for daily living. Children who are born with disabilities, people who acquire disabilities in later life and the elderly want and need to maintain their independence in their own homes wherever possible and standards help to enable such independence. Increased use of Assistive Technology and the development of new concepts, designs and products and standards to support such innovation will play a major part in meeting this challenge.
Use of Dementia Care Mapping for improved person-centred care in a care provider organization. GuidePAS 800
Use of Dementia Care Mapping for improved person-centred care in a care provider organization. Guide


PAS 900PAS 900
Code of Practice for Wheelchair Passports

BS EN ISO 9999:2007
Assistive products for persons with disability. Classification and terminology 

BS EN ISO 11334-1:2007
Assistive products for walking manipulated by one arm. Requirements and test methods. Elbow crutches 

BS EN ISO 10535:2006 BS EN ISO 10535:2006.
Hoists for the transfer of disabled persons. Requirements and test methods

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