IEC Releases 2nd Edition of IEC 80601-2-59:2017 for Medical Electrical Equipment


The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has released IEC 80601-2-59:2017.  This standard applies to Medical Electrical Equipment – Part 2-59: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of screening thermographs for human febrile temperature screening and is now available on the IEC webstore.

Description: “IEC 80601-2-59:2017 applies to the basic safety and essential performance of screening thermographs intended to be used for the individual non-invasive febrile temperature screening of a human under controlled environmental conditions, hereafter referred to as ME equipment. This document sets laboratory characterization test limits for the screening thermograph.

This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:

a) updates of the normative references and the bibliography;
b) expansion of the applicability to pandemic infectious diseases in general


*Description from the IEC Website.

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